Port St. Lucie, FL Cost Of Living

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

What is the cost of living in Port St. Lucie, FL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Port St. Lucie has an overall cost of living index of 102 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Florida, Port St. Lucie has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Florida's index of 99.

The standard of living in Port St. Lucie ranks as #3423 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Florida. By definition, that implies Port St. Lucie ranks as the #2983 most expensive place in the Sunshine State.

Port St. Lucie Cost Of Living Vs. Florida

Living Expense Port St. Lucie Florida National Average
Overall 102 99 100
Services 104 99 100
Groceries 104 105 100
Health 110 100 100
Housing 94 96 100
Transportation 100 98 100
Utilities 115 102 100
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Port St. Lucie, 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 Port St. Lucie Florida United States
Median Home Value $180,400 $196,800 $204,900
Median Rent $1,334 $1,128 $1,023
Median Income $57,113 $53,267 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.2x 3.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.28x 0.25x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Port St. Lucie

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Port St. Lucie
Wellington, FL 63,681 123 1.2x
Jupiter, FL 63,617 122 1.2x
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 54,528 121 1.2x
Greenacres, FL 40,224 96 0.9x
The Acreage, FL 39,656 114 1.1x
Royal Palm Beach, FL 38,344 109 1.1x
Palm Springs, FL 24,675 92 0.9x
Jensen Beach, FL 13,477 103 1.0x
North Palm Beach, FL 12,899 112 1.1x
Jupiter Farms, FL 12,032 126 1.2x

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