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

Overall, Sarasota, Florida cost of living is 96.20.

  COST OF LIVINGSarasota, FloridaUnited States
  Overall  96100
  Grocery  103.1100
  Health  102100
  Housing  89100
  Utilities  97100
  Transportation  100100
  Miscellaneous  97100
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