When you spend $100 in Florida, your money goes a whole lot farther than in high-cost areas such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia.
That same amount of money will buy you more in Florida — as much as 20 percent more — and less in high-price states. Your $100 will buy $101.21 worth of goods or services in Florida and just $81.83 in the New York-New Jersey area. Generally, you get more bang for your buck in Florida.
See more at the Clearwater Gazette: http://clearwatergazette.com/cg/opinion/yes-it-does-cost-less-to-live-in-florida-20140828/