According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Alachua has an overall cost of living index of 105 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Florida, Alachua has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Florida's index of 98.
The standard of living in Alachua ranks as #3,677 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Florida. By definition, that implies Alachua ranks as the #2,741 most expensive place in the Sunshine State.
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Housing swings affordability the most between places in Florida, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.