Cost of Living in Orlando

Summary about cost of living in Orlando, FL, United States:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $ 10.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $ 40.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $ 8.00-11.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 $ 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-7.50
Cappuccino (regular) 4.45 $ 2.50-7.55
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.98 $ 1.50-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.61 $ 1.00-2.50
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.87 $ 2.85-5.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.66 $ 1.40-4.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.92 $ 0.80-3.18
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.45 $ 2.99-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.74 $ 2.00-10.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.50 $ 2.00-7.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.09 $ 3.00-9.50
Apples (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.00-4.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.39-1.50
Oranges (1 lb) 1.70 $ 0.50-4.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.55 $ 0.75-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.23 $ 0.49-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.15 $ 0.70-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.99 $ 0.99-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.62 $ 0.98-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 7.99-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.89 $ 1.43-4.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.54 $ 1.50-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $ 5.95-10.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 1.50-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 $ 50.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.88 $ 2.50-6.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.99 $ 1.86-5.60
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $ 20.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.42 $ 3.80-4.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $ 21,000.00-24,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,181.82 $ 22,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 179.03 $ 137.24-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 $ 0.06-0.22
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 72.50 $ 50.00-99.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.51 $ 15.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 $ 10.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 871.25 $ 600.00-1,250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,983.33 $ 4,500.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.66 $ 20.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.38 $ 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.07 $ 40.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 94.54 $ 40.00-179.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,727.86 $ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,402.50 $ 1,100.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,177.78 $ 2,400.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,167.55 $ 1,750.00-2,600.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 375.25 $ 250.00-631.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 155.78 $ 128.39-212.00
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,362.43 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.38 4.50-5.50

Prices in Orlando, Florida

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Last update: June 2022
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5 Comments so far
Rosa Held on Oct 29, 2021:
Who ever wrote this has no idea of the cost of living in Orlando Fl. You have college degreed and a very good job to make that much money " Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) $ 4,211.88"
Location: Florida
Ballot year: 2020
Ballot text: Raising Florida’s Minimum Wage Raises minimum wage to $10.00 per hour effective September 30th, 2021. Each September 30th thereafter, minimum wage shall increase by $1.00 per hour until the minimum wage reaches $15.00 per hour on September 30th, 2026. From that point forward, future minimum wage increases shall revert to being adjusted annually for inflation starting September 30th, 2027.
That is what is supposed to be, but nobody is paying that.
To rent a 2/2 apartment in Maitland, Orlando, Windermere, Winter Park, Winter Garden.... with pool, and gym will cost you from $1,900.00 To 3,000.00 You can search it up. Do your homework, don't believe what they wrote here, everything is a lot more expensive than what they posted.
Anonymous on Apr 19, 2020:
If people want pricing to go down here, then the demand for living here must cease.
I have seen the weekday slaughter of our wildlife all over our roads.
Newbies do not care. They drive like lunatics, hitting deer, raccoons, DOGS, even bears.The demand for more housing is destroying us.
Jeff on Sep 12, 2019:
Rents/home prices in Orlando have skyrocketed the past 10 years because of how many people are moving here (especially Puerto Ricans) and how many jobs are being created. It used to be a relatively low cost of living place but now its become much more in line with the rest of the country if not more expensive. I bought my house a year ago for $280,000 but if I bought it 10 years ago it would've been $180,000.
Mike Stone on May 13, 2019:
I like what all of you are talking about. Well, I live in Southern California. I cant believe how cheap it is to live in Orlando. Rent in Los Angeles is minimum $2400 mo. That's for a 2bd apartment. To rent a house it about $3200 month on up. In Los Angeles if you don't make $5000.00 after taxes you can not make it here. Also traffic is really bad here. It takes me two hours to go 50 miles to work and two and a half hours to come home. That's 100 hours a month driving to work. I was thinking on moving to Orlando but the weather there sucks. I hate humidity. Southern California has the Best weather. Average Temp is about 50f to 80f in winter and summer is about 80f to 100f and humidity at around 25% to 15%. But hope all you guys feel better now about your situations. Its hard to make it anywhere you live. God Bless..
Gilson Viana on Jul 07, 2018:

For new comers that don't have a huge amount of money at their disposal, consider living with roommates. You can find rooms to rent near Downtown for about $600-$750/monthly. While renting an single bedroom apartment will cost you $1,200+, plus the application fees (non-refundable) and 3 to 4 deposits.

You can't rely on public transportation in the City, so you will need a car, insurance (obligatory - around $120/monthly), if you don't a license plate be ready to spend $470 plus fees. Uber and Lyft are a good way to get around and avoid such expenses.

When it comes to grocery/market, avoid Publix, Winn-Dixie like a plague. Buy your vegetables and fruits at Walmart and personal items at Dollar General stores. DG Stores offer $5 OFF for purchases over $25 on Saturdays.

Ah, compensation. On a $8-$10/hour range you'll find "seasonal" jobs, like retail/convenience stores. The average people make $11-$14/hour. Some of the occupations are: mechanic, line cook, carpenter, landscaper, driver... For high skilled work, Orlando has a great technology community and lots of startups and they're always head-hunting computer-savvy people.

Expect to work at least 40 hours a week. When hired, employers tend to give you few hours to start, like 20-30 hours/week. So it's always important to discuss that with your employer and always keep in mind your weekly expenses.

Good luck.