An overview of the general cost of living index for The Villages, FL is displayed above for your reference. Residents in The Villages, FL enjoy a cost of living index of 111. This index is 12% higher than the Florida average, and 11% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in The Villages, FL, the average cost of goods and services is 4% lower than it is in Florida, and it is 5% lower than the national average.