West Palm Beach, FL Cost of Living

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West Palm Beach cost of living score
More expensive
14.1% higher
than the US average
10.7% higher
than the Florida average
West Palm Beach, Florida gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 114.1, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 14.1% higher than the U.S. average and 10.7% lower than the average for Florida.

West Palm Beach, FL

Housing costs in West Palm Beach?
A typical home costs $397,000, which is 17.4% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 9.5% more expensive than the average Florida home, at $362,400. Renting a two-bedroom unit in West Palm Beach costs $1,800 per month, which is 25.9% more than the national average of $1,430 and 13.3% more than the state average of $1,560.

Can I afford West Palm Beach?
To live comfortably in West Palm Beach, Florida, a minimum annual income of $75,960 for a family, and $59,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about West Palm Beach?
West Palm Beach is another financially friendly option located throughout South Florida boasting sizable benefits without leaving wallets feeling light. Median house values range anywhere from the mid-$200s onwards while rental costs hover around two thirds that amount respectively making it one of the more affordable options found along the sunshine state's eastern shoreline. Food & beverage goods similarly average right on par with US levels due largely to its fixed 7% sales tax rate while utilities tend to be lower than other coastal cities thanks largely to its proximity near multiple waterways throughout the region.
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Over 7 years ago

Palm Beach county is getting over crowded at least from point of view. High property taxes and home owners insurance (due to hurricanes) traffic is getting worse.   More

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Over 8 years ago

I couldn't think of a better place to live. There are so many things to do around town. Traffic in not bad, for the most part. There's a good mix of cultural diversity.  More

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Over 8 years ago

Why is Cultural diversity considered a pro for West Palm  More

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