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Cost of Living in Tampa

Cost of living in Tampa is 29.77% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 801.87$ and for four person family at 2,887.23$ (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.50 $ 9.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 $ 30.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.17 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.39 $ 1.00-1.75
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.23 $ 1.00-1.75
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.99 $ 3.75-4.60
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.35 $ 2.00-2.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.46 $ 0.99-2.00
Eggs (12) 2.92 $ 2.00-3.75
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.72 $ 3.65-8.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.48 $ 2.00-5.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.20 $ 3.89-6.50
Apples (1 lb) 1.91 $ 1.36-2.49
Banana (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.50-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.62 $ 1.00-2.29
Tomato (1 lb) 1.72 $ 1.25-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 0.95 $ 0.79-1.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.08 $ 0.75-1.29
Lettuce (1 head) 1.67 $ 1.00-2.89
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $ 1.25-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 $ 6.99-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.78 $ 1.50-2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.40 $ 1.50-3.88
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $ 5.12-6.38
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.00-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $ 60.00-65.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 2.50-3.25
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 $ 1.00-2.10
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 19.00 $ 18.00-20.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.14 $ 1.96-2.55
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,525.00 $ 17,491.00-22,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 124.68 $ 100.00-150.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10-0.15
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.27 $ 35.00-60.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.02 $ 20.00-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.17 $ 0.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $ 9.00-11.25
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38.15 $ 28.00-45.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.00 $ 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.07 $ 50.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.83 $ 69.99-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,123.53 $ 700.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 865.88 $ 650.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,772.73 $ 900.00-2,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,392.86 $ 1,200.00-1,600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 173.30 $ 120.00-226.52
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 106.43 $ 85.00-130.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,475.00 $ 1,800.00-3,900.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.25 4.00-4.88

Prices in Tampa, Florida, United States

These data are based on 873 entries in the past 18 months from 141 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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10 Comments so far
#Mariah Martinez on Feb 05, 2016 :
Not sure why so many ppl are saying there is so much crime. There are plenty of good areas that may look bad just because they're older areas. Rent is going up; two years ago a one bedroom could be around 650-750, now those same ones are closer to 900. Areas right next to USF, areas in South Tampa near Gandy & Dale Mabry, and places off Martin Luther King & Gandy (technically in Saint Pete, but very close to Tampa) are cheaper & safe!
#Blake on Nov 03, 2015 :
not worth living in Tampa. Crapy place, much crime, to expensive
#glen on Oct 11, 2015 :
Food prices very high, for example, expect to pay seven to nine dollars a pound for lunch meats.Also rent prices average $1000.00 a month for decent area, any cheaper is in crime area.
#Anonymous on Sep 03, 2015 :
the is no place for $600 per month. the one bedroom apartment is somewhere between $700 to $1200 depends on where you want to live. it is expensive to live here in Tampa Bay area you got to have a monthly income of $2000 per month or more. car insurance, cable, internet, power,and water are high around here compare to other states.
#James P. Collins SR. on Jul 23, 2015 :
My son and I are thinking of moving Tampa FL.. Please tell me , if you can of any low crime areas. With rents around $600.00 pr/mth.. Thank You.
#John Soto on Jun 05, 2015 :
Hi:

I am living on the west coast of Puerto Rico in a town called Moca. I would like to move to Tampa, Florida and would like to know if anyone has an idea if it would be more expensive living in Tampa. I am retired and I have a good income. I would buy a house in Tampa.
Thanks.
John
#Steve D. on Mar 25, 2015 :
I have a disposable income of around 1800 but I still pay 700 for a 1 bedroom apartment. Car insurance is around 500 for the first 6 months and then they raise it playing a bait and switch game. There are a lot of rough neighborhoods mixed in with the good ones. I'm looking to get out though so I might be biased.
#Anonymous on Jan 14, 2015 :
the cost of living is higher than expected. we moved in july to orlando andi can say food costs more and car insurance. gas is the onlything that is cheaper and buying a home.
#Jiah on Jan 12, 2015 :
1500$ are enough for living in Tampa florida per month? how much pay do a receptionist get paid?
#kathy ormsby on Mar 09, 2014 :
considering relo from south new jersey-2 adults 62 years old

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