Category Archive: Cost of living


There’s no state or local personal income tax (forbidden by the state Constitution); groceries and medicine are tax-free; no “car tax” on personal property; $50,000 in available property tax relief for homeowners age 65+; plenty of available housing (example: a three-bedroom, two-bath home with an attached garage often sells for $175,000 or less). Gulf beaches …

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Rates down 27 percent since 2008

As another important measure to help residents and local businesses save money during these trying economic times, the City of Tallahassee Commission unanimously approved lowering electric rates for the third time in the past 12 months. Effective February 1, electric rates for residential customers will decrease by 3.5 percent while rates for commercial customers will drop about 4 to …

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