Lakeland, FL Cost of Living

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Lakeland cost of living score
Less expensive
8.4% lower
than the US average
11.2% lower
than the Florida average
Lakeland, Florida gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 91.6, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 8.4% lower than the U.S. average and 11.2% lower than the average for Florida.

Lakeland, FL

Housing costs in Lakeland?
A typical home costs $282,500, which is 16.4% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 22.0% less expensive than the average Florida home, at $362,400. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Lakeland costs $1,240 per month, which is 13.3% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 25.8% cheaper than the state average of $1,560.

Can I afford Lakeland?
To live comfortably in Lakeland, Florida, a minimum annual income of $54,000 for a family, and $40,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Lakeland?
Lakeland offers one of Florida's most budget friendly lifestyles with median housing values rounding out around $150K and rental prices usually falling somewhere between that same amount or less depending upon desired amenities - notably more reasonable compared to other coastal cities up north like Jacksonville or Tallahassee. Groceries similarly come in right on par with United States figures thanks largely to local taxes & regulations while sales tax remains constant at 6%.
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Over 3 years ago

I used to live in Lakeland, It is hot, humid, crowded and getting more crowded, Most of the people are rude and unfriendly. I was born in the area and visit sometimes to  More

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Over 3 years ago

been there a few times i love it and i a m planning to ove this  More

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Over 6 years ago

Perhas if one is from this area, it is different I don't know. It is so dull and seems comfortable being so. There isn't much of a variety of people here, which I   More

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