Gainesville, FL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
99
Gainesville's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
231 out of 459
In Florida
3,027 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Gainesville is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Gainesville, FL?

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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Gainesville Cost Of Living Vs. Florida

Living Expense Gainesville Florida National Average
Overall 99 98 100
Services 96 99 100
Groceries 121 107 100
Health 91 98 100
Housing 81 96 100
Transportation 98 102 100
Utilities 158 106 100
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Gainesville Cost of Living Vs. FL

Gainesville, FL Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

$179,500
Median Home Value
$965
Median Rent
$38,028
Median Income
Statistic Gainesville Florida United States
Median Home Value $179,500 $232,000 $229,800
Median Rent $965 $1,218 $1,096
Median Income $38,028 $57,703 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.7x 4.0x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.3x 0.25x 0.2x

Detailed Gainesville Services Costs Vs. Florida

Item Gainesville Florida
Shampoo $1.01 $1.06
Movie $11.49 $10.68
Bowling $17.39 $14.67

Detailed Gainesville Groceries Costs Vs. Florida

Item Gainesville Florida
Ground Beef $5.46 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.89 $1.39
Milk $2.92 $2.05

Detailed Gainesville Health Costs Vs. Florida

Item Gainesville Florida
Haircut $21.73 $18.62
Beauty Salon $40.25 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.16 $2.34

Detailed Gainesville Transportation Costs Vs. Florida

Item Gainesville Florida
Potatoes $4.23 $3.29
Pizza $9.13 $10.62
Beer $9.29 $9.38
Optometrist $89.98 $108.57
Doctor $91.27 $116.17
Dentist $95.59 $99.13

Detailed Gainesville Utilities Costs Vs. Florida

Item Gainesville Florida
Gasoline $2.1 $2.22
Tire Balancing $52.85 $50.07
All Electricity $329.6 $167.67
Phone $189.31 $175.64

Gainesville SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Gainesville

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

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