Here’s what the average Bradenton household pays per month for bills

With inflation at its highest in decades, it’s no wonder households are wondering if their budget is out of step with what their neighbors are paying.

Households in Bradenton rank 102nd on a list of 200 Florida communities with an average monthly bill of $1,841, according to Doxo, a bill payment hub and online filing cabinet for household documents.

Palmetto ranks #114 with an average of $1,803 and Sarasota ranks #83 with an average of $1,937.

The report lists Parrish as the Manatee County community with the highest average monthly household bill of $2,064, ranking 56th in the state. Ellenton was listed among the communities with the lowest monthly bill of $1,373, placing it at No. 193 on the state’s list.

Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria were not included in the study.

For comparison, here’s what the average Bradenton household pays each month:

Mortgage – $1,436

Rent – $1,150

Car loans – $444

Utilities – $282

Health Insurance – $179

Car Insurance – $185

Cable and Internet – $98

Mobile – $76

Alarm and Security – $72

Life insurance – $130

The report does not include averages for fuel or food.

Nationally, Bradenton ranks 2,498 out of 4,276 communities surveyed.

The five communities in Florida that pay the most for their household bills are

  • No. 1 – Wellington, $2,811
  • No. 2 – Pembroke Pines, $2,775
  • No. 3 – Windemere, $2,767
  • No. 4 – Key West, $2,761
  • No. 5 – Jupiter, $2,647.

The 2022 State-by-State Bill Payment Market Report found that Florida is the 18th most expensive state. The report also found that, on average, Florida residents spend $1,993 per month, compared to a national average of $2,003.

Here are the Florida communities with the lowest average monthly bills:

  • Homosassa – $1,263
  • Crystal River – $1,284
  • Inverness – $1,316
  • Palatka – $1,337
  • Zephyrhills – $1,338.

Changes to the federal government’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program allow Manatee County to provide rental assistance money to more people than before, according to a staff update. . File photo is dated 12/10/21. File photo by Tiffany Tompkins [email protected]

The Bradenton area set a record median price of $550,000 for existing single-family homes sold in May. Above, the Summerfield neighborhood in Parrish. FiTiffany Tompkins [email protected]

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