Cost of Living

Cost of Living

This collection of data and information promote the true cost-of-living in a region, assist in business recruitment and retention, and provide comparisons to other areas of the country.

The Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) measures the relative costs of living across Florida’s counties. The FPLI was established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential (DCD) in the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP).

FPLI Cost of Living 2016                                             FPLI Cost of Living 2015                                              FPLI Cost of Living 2014                                                        
FPLI Cost of Living 2013


The Consumer Price Index represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban households. User fees (such as water and sewer service) and sales and excise taxes paid by the consumer are also included. Income taxes and investment items (like stocks, bonds, and life insurance) are not included.  The CPI-U includes expenditures by urban wage earners and clerical workers, professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, retirees and others not in the labor force.


The ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan, equals 100 (i.e. The National Average equals 100). Each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all places. The index does not measure inflation. The index reflects cost differences for a mid-management standard of living, and actual cost of living differences can change based on your residential location. Because the number of items priced is limited, it is not valid to treat percentage differences between areas as exact measures. The index does not take taxes into consideration.

ACCRA Cost of Living 2006

*The Palm Beach County Division has not reported cost of living figures from 2006Q3 to 2007Q3, but is expected to report for the fourth quarter of 2007. When new figures are released they will be posted.  

The last reported Index average 2006(Q2) – 2007(Q1):

Composite  Index






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For more information contact:

Judy Fancher
Administrative Assistant
Economic Development & Research

Phone: 561.835.1008 Ext. 4112


Aerojet Rocketdyne Bank of America Baptist Health South Florida BB&T Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A.
CareerSource Centennial Bank DePuy Synthes Power Tools, a Johnson & Johnson Company Engel & Volkers Palm Beach Equestrian Center
Florida Crystals Corporation FPL GL Homes Greenberg Traurig Gunster
Hardrives, Inc. HCA Palm Beach Hospitals Hedrick Brothers Construction J.C. White JP Morgan Chase
LRP Publications MBAF Minto Communities, LLC NCCI NextGen Mgmt dba DxWeb Management, LLC
Nova Southeastern University Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Palm Beach Park of Commerce PNC Bank
Pratt & Whitney (A United Technologies Company) Raymond James Financial Services/Boynton Financial Group, Inc. RSM South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine South Florida Business Journal
TD Bank Tortoise Properties Wells Fargo & Company Wexford Capital