Fort Walton Beach, FL Cost of Living

10 Reviews

Download our custom City Report to see exclusive
data on cost of living, crime, climate, and more.

Fort Walton Beach cost of living score
More expensive
0.9% higher
than the US average
2.1% lower
than the Florida average
Fort Walton Beach, Florida gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 100.9, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 0.9% higher than the U.S. average and 2.1% higher than the average for Florida.

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Housing costs in Fort Walton Beach?
A typical home costs $322,200, which is 4.7% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 11.1% less expensive than the average Florida home, at $362,400. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Fort Walton Beach costs $1,390 per month, which is 2.8% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 12.2% cheaper than the state average of $1,560.

Can I afford Fort Walton Beach?
To live comfortably in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, a minimum annual income of $61,560 for a family, and $47,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Fort Walton Beach?
Fort Walton Beach, FL is known for its affordable cost of living. The median housing costs are well below the national average, with a median home price of around $177,000. Other day-to-day expenses are also low when compared to other areas on the Gulf Coast. Groceries, transportation, and utilities tend to be slightly below the national average. Plus, there are no state income taxes in Florida, so that will help keep your budget in check. With an affordable cost of living and beautiful beaches nearby, Fort Walton Beach is an ideal place to call home.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesFort Walton BeachFloridaUnited States

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
Reviews for Fort Walton Beach
    See all (10)

Over 2 years ago

Ive lived in Fort Walton for atleast 15yrs.Ive seen the good days(early to late 200's)and now the bad.If you move here,youd better make atleast $10,000 a month.These  More

   |    Reply

I would like to know if Fort Walton Beach is a better place to live rather than busy Clearwater FL. We want to re-locate to a quieter city with all the amenities of a  More

   |    Reply

FWB is great for its beautiful beaches and saltwater fishing. It's also easy to move around town except during rush hour (yes, we have a rush hour - but it literally  More

   |    Reply

Start Your Review of Fort Walton Beach

Compare Fort Walton Beach, FL cost of living
Compare food, housing, utilities, and more in Fort Walton Beach, Florida to any other city in the US.