Tampa, FL Cost of Living


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Tampa cost of living score
104.2
More expensive
4.2% higher
than the US average
1.1% higher
than the Florida average
Tampa, Florida gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 104.2, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 4.2% higher than the U.S. average and 1.1% lower than the average for Florida.

Tampa, FL

Housing costs in Tampa?
A typical home costs $381,000, which is 12.7% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 5.1% more expensive than the average Florida home, at $362,400. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Tampa costs $1,780 per month, which is 24.5% more than the national average of $1,430 and 12.4% more than the state average of $1,560.

Can I afford Tampa?
To live comfortably in Tampa, Florida, a minimum annual income of $73,080 for a family, and $59,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Tampa?
Tampa, Florida provides plenty of opportunities to explore alongside an attractive cost-of-living that makes it well worth considering. Homeowners can select among different types of housing ranging from low cost single family homes to high end condominiums - while renters also have access to some great deals today. Additionally, groceries and transportation costs remain quite low when compared with other major US cities - making Tampa a fantastic option if you need the most out of your money.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesTampaFloridaUnited States
  104.2103.1100.0
  105.1102.8100
  100.3102.3100.0
  105.2101.1100.0
  $381,000$362,400$338,100
  96.3%101.3%100.0%
  112.1112.6100.0
  104.787.6100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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The people in Tampa are fantastic but the city is a total bore. All events are always in South Tampa and never elsewhere, ie, North Tampa. The north end never  More

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Over 2 years ago

I've lived in small towns before and now for the past 25 years in this large metropolis. It's a very nice city. Lots of jobs, shopping restaurants, churches, Busch  More

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This is my favorite city that I have ever lived in. I am reading all of these terrible reviews for Tampa, but then when I read what people are writing, they are actually  More

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