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Lake County, FL Office of Elevate Lake

Cost of Living

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The cost of living indices is based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Lake County is less expensive than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Lake County, Florida is more expensive. Lake County’s cost of living is 107.6.

*Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference, while Grocery, Health and Miscellaneous costs are below the national average. However, the median home price in Lake County is $203,200; which is 12.5% less expensive than Orlando, 9.2% less expensive than the State of Florida and 6.4% less expensive than the national average.

Cost of Living in Lake County, Florida

Cost of Living Lake Orlando Florida USA
Overall 108 112 111 100
Grocery 96.7 96.7 101.5 100
Health 96 98 98 100
*Housing 109 122 119 100
Median Home Cost $203,200 $228,600 $222,000 $216,200
Utilities 105 102 101 100
Transportation 130 129 130 100
Miscellaneous 97 101 97 100
Source: https://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/county/florida/lake
*Housing numbers include both buying and renting.

Taxes

Income Tax Percentage
State 0%
Local 0%
Total Income 0%
Sales Tax State
State 6.0%
Local Discretionary (Lake County) 1.0%
Total Sales Tax 7.0%
Property Tax Total Millage City Millage
County* 14.7606 NA
Astatula 21.7649 7.5000
Clermont 17.6638 4.2061
Eustis 21.3755 7.5810
Fruitland Park 17.7079 3.9134
Groveland 18.6577 5.2000
Howey in the Hills 23.5399 9.2750
Lady Lake 17.6611 3.3962
Leesburg 18.0623 4.2678
Mascotte 21.0868 7.6291
Minneola 19.6477 6.1900
Montverde 16.2877 2.8300
Mount Dora 20.0945 6.3000
Tavares 21.2116 7.1119
Tavares Debt Service 0.3052
Umatilla 20.9034 7.1089
Source: Lake County Tax Collector. Final adopted and certified millage rates as of 10-1-18.
*County millage can be as low as 14.4238 depending on real estate location