According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Gainesville has an overall cost of living index of 99 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Florida, Gainesville has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Florida's index of 98.
The standard of living in Gainesville ranks as #3,027 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Florida. By definition, that implies Gainesville ranks as the #3,392 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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Gainesville||Ocala, FL||60,021||99||1.0x||Lakeside, FL||31,058||94||0.9x||Fleming Island, FL||30,582||105||1.1x||Oakleaf Plantation, FL||28,153||98||1.0x||Middleburg, FL||12,544||87||0.9x||Palatka, FL||10,388||83||0.8x||Alachua, FL||9,891||105||1.1x||Newberry, FL||6,081||100||1.0x||High Springs, FL||5,875||103||1.0x|