Cost of living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Summary of cost of living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,645
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,609
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List of prices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.75
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.97
12 eggs, large $4.57
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.82
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.98
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of coca-cola $2.03
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.60
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,195
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,592
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $205
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,394
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,111
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $104
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $42
40” flat screen tv $315
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $166
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $21
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $49
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $57
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $103
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $95
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,976
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.75
Monthly ticket public transport $76
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $15
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $133
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.07
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.84
Tube of toothpaste $2.16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $45
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $188
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $76
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $5.67
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $431
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.23
1 month of gym membership in business district $34
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 274 prices entered by 27 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

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