Find out how much it costs to live in St. Augustine.
Trying to keep your retirement income in your pocket instead of Uncle Sam’s? If that’s your goal, Florida could not be better. Rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the most Tax Friendly in the country, Florida has no income tax, no social security tax, and no taxes on any other retirement income. With a Cost of Living Index right around the US average, St. Augustine itself can be considered an affordable location.
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Florida residents ages 65 and older who meet certain income limits can receive an extra homestead exemption of up to $50,000 from some city and county governments and/or an exemption equal to the assessed value of the property, as long as the real estate has a fair market value of less than $250,000, the homeowner has maintained permanent residence at the location for at least 25 years, and household income does not exceed $27,994 during 2014.
For more detailed tax information from Kiplinger, visit www.kiplinger.com/tool/retirement/T055-S001-state-by-state-guide-to-taxes-on-retirees/
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The residents of St. Augustine must surely be pleased with the local economy as of late-income has grown by ~20% over the past 3 years. This growth is likely supported by Northrop Grumman, Flagler Hospital, and the St. Johns County school district, 3 of the city's largest employers.
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