Directly comparing one municipality to another is complex and problematic ― apples to oranges. The reason is that even towns of similar populations seldom have similar geography, tax base, demographics, income, expenses, and services.
The Florida Department of Revenue database lists all municipalities and counties in revenues and taxable values. If one were to draw comparisons, these are some of the numbers that would be considered.
In the feasibility study, legislators want to know how the proposed municipality would oversee those funds, given the existing tax base and revenue sources available, and what services would be provided. They want to see that the tax base is healthy and that there is variety ― a mix of different land use types.