Jacksonville, FL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Jacksonville's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Jacksonville is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Jacksonville, FL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Jacksonville has an overall cost of living index of 90 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Florida, Jacksonville has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Florida's index of 99.

The standard of living in Jacksonville ranks as #1706 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Florida. By definition, that implies Jacksonville ranks as the #4700 most expensive place in the Sunshine State.

Jacksonville Cost Of Living Vs. Florida

Living Expense Jacksonville Florida National Average
Overall 90 99 100
Services 93 99 100
Groceries 100 105 100
Health 87 100 100
Housing 83 96 100
Transportation 84 98 100
Utilities 98 102 100
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Jacksonville, FL Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Florida, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Jacksonville Florida United States
Median Home Value $160,900 $196,800 $204,900
Median Rent $1,029 $1,128 $1,023
Median Income $52,576 $53,267 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.1x 3.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.25x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Jacksonville

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Jacksonville
Fruit Cove, FL 32,994 114 1.3x
Lakeside, FL 30,890 91 1.0x
Fleming Island, FL 28,531 105 1.2x
Oakleaf Plantation, FL 27,252 100 1.1x
Jacksonville Beach, FL 23,203 108 1.2x
Palm Valley, FL 21,562 123 1.4x
Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, FL 15,117 86 1.0x
Atlantic Beach, FL 13,398 114 1.3x
Orange Park, FL 8,680 92 1.0x
Neptune Beach, FL 7,080 115 1.3x

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