The Villages cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexThe VillagesFloridaNational
Cost of living index107101100
IndexThe VillagesFloridaNational
Goods & Services index98101100
Groceries index107105100
Health care index9697100
Housing index12799100
Transportation index103105100
Utilities index91102100

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  • The cost of living in The Villages is 6% higher than the Florida average.
  • The cost of living in The Villages is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in The Villages is 27% higher than the national average.
  • Florida general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Florida state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Florida Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Florida6%7.5%

Florida Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Florida0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemThe VillagesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.83$14.595.2%
Beauty Salon $41.14$34.6818.6%
Toothpaste $3.11$2.4725.7%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $10.40$9.875.4%
Bowling $4.78$4.398.8%

Groceries

ItemThe VillagesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.76$4.486.3%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.461.8%
Milk $2.76$2.3617.1%
Potatoes $3.61$3.0617.9%
Pizza $10.11$9.249.4%
Beer $8.51$8.631.4%

Health Care

ItemThe VillagesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $65.50$99.7834.4%
Doctor $88.80$105.0315.5%
Dentist $88.80$88.700.1%
Ibuprofen $9.98$9.416.0%
Lipitor $314.74$298.505.4%

Housing

ItemThe VillagesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $213,900.00$181,400.0017.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,021.34$1,081.035.5%
Apartment Rent $1,310.00$889.0047.4%

Transportation

ItemThe VillagesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.14$2.092.5%
Tire Balancing $47.37$45.294.6%

Utilities

ItemThe VillagesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.86$170.804.7%
Phone $20.01$28.2629.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Coleman, FL71884-16%
Lisbon, FL21986-14%
Silver Springs Shores, FL6,50788-12%
Belleview, FL4,51289-11%
Lake Panasoffkee, FL3,79890-10%
The Villages, FL50,3131077%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Burlington, NC50,35590-10%
Glendora, CA50,24714545%
Albany, OR50,2391088%
Niagara Falls, NY50,21479-21%
Greenwood, IN50,45790-10%
The Villages, FL50,3131077%
Source: The The Villages, FL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.