Cost of Living

Fine beaches, weather and unique communities included, Sarasota County’s cost of living is still competitive with other Florida cities.

How Sarasota County Compares

A cost of living index allows you to compare what it costs to live in one place against another, revealing how far your money will go in different areas. Scores are presented in relation to the national average of 100. If a place’s COL index is below 100, it’s cheaper than the national average. If it’s over 100, it’s more expensive than the national average.

New York, NY

Sarasota County is 45.1% cheaper than New York, New York

  • Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
  • Median Home Cost is 61% cheaper.

Chicago, IL

Sarasota County is 3.9% cheaper than Chicago, Illinois

  • Transportation is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
  • Transportation is 34% cheaper.

Washington, D.C.

Sarasota County is 32.5% cheaper than Washington, D.C.

  • Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
  • Median Home Cost is 52% cheaper.

Boston, MA

Sarasota County is 36.8% cheaper than Boston, Massachusetts

  • Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
  • Median Home Cost is 56% cheaper.

Orlando, FL

 Sarasota County is 1.3% cheaper than Orlando, Florida

  • Transportation is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
  • Transportation is 19% cheaper.

Miami, FL

Sarasota County is 16.6% cheaper than Miami, Florida

  • Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
  • Median Home Cost is 19% cheaper.

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