By Florida’s standard, Sarasota County is moderately priced for assisted living services, but many cities offer cheaper care. The most cost-effective option in the state is the Sebring area, which is located about 80 miles east and has a monthly average of $2,895. In Tampa, which is about 70 miles north, assisted living facilities charge $3,225 per month, and in the Miami area, fees come in at $3,500. In some Florida cities, assisted living fees are closer to state and national averages. In Punta Gorda, seniors pay $3,938 for care, and Jacksonville is costlier at $4,150. In the Cape Coral area, monthly fees average $4,500, and the capital city of Tallahassee is the most expensive in the state at $5,506.