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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Fort Lauderdale, Florida is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Fort Lauderdale, Florida is more expensive.

Overall, Fort Lauderdale, Florida cost of living is 118.40.

  COST OF LIVINGFort Lauderdale, FloridaUnited States
  Overall  118100
  Grocery  111.3100
  Health  110100
  Housing  141100
  Utilities  98100
  Transportation  110100
  Miscellaneous  105100
The ideal place for single persons with good incom
As the city of Ft. Lauderdale has grown, native floridians have moved out of the state and almost everyone in the city is from the NE. Many snowbirds become regulars to... (read more)
Thinking about moving to Fort Lauderdale...
Hello, I am thinking about moving from San Francisco, CA. I have found that after 1 year, CA is NOT for me. I moved here from Honolulu and I have lived in other parts... (read more)
Tropical living
I love where I live and I am a native Floridian born in Miami. The weather is great here it can truly be paradise at times. But, like every other city it has it downside... (read more)
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re: Lived here for 20 years - 5/13/2015
So what you are trying to say is it was ok for me to move here 20 years ago, but its not ok for someone else to do the same or visit.... (read more)
re: Do NOT move here! - 7/1/2015
Katie, I read your comments and I have to say that I feel for you and your husband. My wife and I have lived here for 3.5 years and have had the same experience. We... (read more)
Do NOT move here!
My husband I are are from Illinois and Indiana. We moved here five years ago and we still HATE it! In the Midwest people are friendly and care about others. I can't... (read more)
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