Cost of Living in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$2551
$5953
🛋️ Without rent
$808
$2675
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$1742
$3277
🍽️ Food
$603
$1570
🚐 Transport
$66.8
$179
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4190
😀 Quality of life
87
🏙️ Population
179K

The average cost of living in Fort Lauderdale is $2551, which is in the top 1% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 120th out of 9294 in our global list, 105th out of 2202 in the United States, and 4th out of 125 in Florida.

The median after-tax salary is $4190, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 160th (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 41st best city to live in the United States, and 4th most liveable city in Florida. With an estimated population of 179K, Fort Lauderdale is the 154th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 715 Nova Southeastern University
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Prices in Fort Lauderdale

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$20
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$80.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.06
 Cappuccino
$4.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.21
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2191
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1446
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3815
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2905
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$66.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7631
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2637
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$58.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.17
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.49
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.04
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.09
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$118
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$939
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22680

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