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Index Comparison
Index Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Composite (100%)
97.9 112.3 100.0
Grocery (13.56%)
95.9 106.6 100.0
Housing (27.02%)
93.8 139.7 100.0
Utilities (10.30%)
100.7 96.8 100.0
Transportation (12.35%)
101.4 108.8 100.0
Health (4.60%)
97.2 99.8 100.0
Miscellaneous (32.17%)
99.9 100.9 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Husband and Wife with Children Under 6
$5,558.00 $6,413.00 $5,660.00
Husband and Wife with Children 6-17
$5,949.00 $6,834.00 $6,069.00
Home Owner
$4,845.00 $5,372.00 $4,935.00
Renter
$4,453.00 $4,791.00 $4,484.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
T-Bone Steak $10.19 $10.42 $10.20
Ground Beef $3.31 $4.22 $3.58
Sausage $4.21 $4.42 $3.98
Frying Chicken $1.30 $1.56 $1.32
Chunk Light Tuna $1.01 $1.07 $1.08
Whole Milk $1.99 $2.78 $2.36
Eggs $2.06 $2.04 $1.88
Margarine $0.94 $0.98 $1.06
Parmesan Cheese $4.07 $3.87 $3.94
Potatoes $2.74 $3.84 $3.06
Bananas $0.56 $0.69 $0.59
Lettuce $1.08 $1.91 $1.40
Whitebread $1.51 $1.70 $1.52
Fresh Orange Juice $3.20 $3.46 $3.45
Coffee $4.42 $3.56 $4.28
Sugar $2.69 $2.46 $2.49
Corn Flakes $3.77 $3.74 $3.55
Sweet Peas $1.00 $1.34 $1.17
Peaches $2.11 $2.56 $2.41
Facial Tissues $1.95 $2.11 $1.91
Detergent $5.04 $5.09 $5.36
Shortening $3.11 $3.57 $3.33
Frozen Meal $2.11 $2.77 $2.60
Frozen Corn $1.36 $1.89 $1.41
Potato Chips $3.52 $3.64 $3.65
Soft Drink $1.54 $1.37 $1.60
Apartment Rent $894.00 $1,334.00 $909.00
Home Price $278,744.00 $404,244.00 $299,399.00
Total Energy $168.87 $156.41 $165.33
Phone $27.49 $27.86 $27.89
Tire Balance $11.92 $14.37 $11.56
Gasoline $3.50 $3.59 $3.46
Optometrist Visit $83.88 $106.57 $97.03
Doctor Visit $97.05 $86.12 $102.27
Dentist Visit $85.33 $91.48 $87.07
Ibuprofen $9.64 $9.86 $9.47
Lipitor $232.99 $248.84 $234.36
Hamburger $3.64 $3.68 $3.76
Pizza $8.75 $8.12 $9.07
Fried Chicken $3.58 $4.12 $3.72
Haircut $10.38 $13.04 $14.06
Beauty Salon $33.42 $41.66 $34.06
Toothpaste $1.85 $2.64 $2.49
Shampoo $1.01 $1.00 $0.98
Dry Cleaning $12.16 $13.36 $11.33
Man Dress Shirt $40.72 $21.70 $26.52
Boy Jeans $25.82 $20.63 $21.64
Women Slacks $35.98 $30.65 $28.38
Washer Repair $64.63 $58.72 $67.55
Newspaper $12.50 $17.12 $18.19
Movie $7.82 $11.53 $9.54
Bowling $3.40 $4.50 $4.34
Tennis Balls $2.66 $2.67 $2.49
Veterinary Services $51.21 $48.02 $47.41
Beer $8.45 $8.58 $8.55
Wine $7.10 $7.77 $8.14
(Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index sample data. The above data is provided as an example.)

Data represents the index calculated for Second Quarter 2014

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*The national average cost for each index area is set at "100", and the indices for each place are then calculated based upon their relation to that average. In addition, the total cost of living index does not include taxes. For more information please refer to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index Methodology area.