Cocoa Beach is kinda a tourist based town, UNLESS, you can get a job out on KSC/Cape Canaveral AFS/Patrick AFB. Or maybe @ Harris Corp. down in Melbourne, BUT your commute would be a *****.
What kinda of employment are you looking for? Cost of living is much less than S Fl. BUT it's going up steadily.
Things are kinda quiet here in Brevard Co. (Cocoa Beach is outer most Barrier Island, we live on Merritt Is. next island over). Lots of Manatee Zones, BUT Manatee Zones are going in EVERYWHERE in Fl. soon, so bring your trolling motor NO MATTER where you think you might end up living in FL! PM me if you have any specific Q's about Cocoa Beach/Brevard Co.