These Are The 10 Most Expensive Cities In Florida


We used science and data to determine which cities in Florida that will put a big dent in your wallet.

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Everyone wants a home that mixes affordability with comfort and Florida does this very well. Families love the Sunshine State’s beaches, midlands, and mountains as tourists before moving here and calling it home.

But before you decide to relocate, you have to do some research into the exact cost of living around the state — and that’s how we’re going to help you.

These are the places in Florida that cost a pretty penny — the most expensive cities in the state. After we saved up for months and could finally afford it, we landed on this list of the ten most expensive cities in Florida:

  1. Key Biscayne (Photos)
  2. Pinecrest (Photos)
  3. Coral Gables (Photos)
  4. Naples (Photos)
  5. Marco Island
  6. Key West (Photos)
  7. Palmetto Bay (Photos)
  8. Parkland (Photos)
  9. Miami Shores (Photos)
  10. Doral (Photos)

If you’re wondering, New Port Richey is the most affordable city in Florida.

Read on to see why these places cost so much more than average. Or check out the most affordable places in Florida.

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How We Determined The Most Expensive Cities In Florida

There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Gas
  • Health Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Florida to figure out which is the most expensive.

For reference, the United State averages a cost of living 100. A score below 100 means that the city has a below average cost of living while a score over 100 has a high cost of living for that category.

So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 156 places in Florida that have more than 5,000 people.

The city with the highest cost of living index, Key Biscayne, rank as being the most expensive.

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1. Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,774
Services Index: 106
Groceries Index: 107
Housing Index: 490
Healthcare Index: 104
Transportation Index: 117
Utilities Index: 97

2. Pinecrest

Pinecrest, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,914
Services Index: 106
Groceries Index: 107
Housing Index: 311
Healthcare Index: 104
Transportation Index: 117
Utilities Index: 97

3. Coral Gables

Coral Gables, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 49,319
Services Index: 106
Groceries Index: 107
Housing Index: 280
Healthcare Index: 104
Transportation Index: 117
Utilities Index: 97

4. Naples

Naples, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,214
Services Index: 104
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 323
Healthcare Index: 108
Transportation Index: 103
Utilities Index: 103

5. Marco Island

Source: Google Maps

Population: 16,921
Services Index: 106
Groceries Index: 107
Housing Index: 256
Healthcare Index: 104
Transportation Index: 117
Utilities Index: 97

6. Key West

Key West, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,187
Services Index: 106
Groceries Index: 107
Housing Index: 226
Healthcare Index: 104
Transportation Index: 117
Utilities Index: 97

7. Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,214
Services Index: 106
Groceries Index: 107
Housing Index: 214
Healthcare Index: 104
Transportation Index: 117
Utilities Index: 97

8. Parkland

Parkland, Florida

Source: Flickr

Population: 25,895
Services Index: 99
Groceries Index: 102
Housing Index: 306
Healthcare Index: 99
Transportation Index: 118
Utilities Index: 97

9. Miami Shores

Miami Shores, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,736
Services Index: 106
Groceries Index: 107
Housing Index: 189
Healthcare Index: 104
Transportation Index: 117
Utilities Index: 97

10. Doral

Doral, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 49,363
Services Index: 106
Groceries Index: 107
Housing Index: 182
Healthcare Index: 104
Transportation Index: 117
Utilities Index: 97

Taking A Chunk Out Of Your Paycheck

Well there you have it, the places in Florida that have the highest cost of living, with Key Biscayne ranking as the most exensive city in the Sunshine State.

If you’re curious, here are the most least expensive cities in Florida:

  1. New Port Richey
  2. Zephyrhills
  3. Bartow

For more Florida reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Cities In Florida

City Rank Population Services Groceries Healthcare Housing Transportation Utilities
Key Biscayne 1 12,774 106 107 104 490 117 97
Pinecrest 2 18,914 106 107 104 311 117 97
Coral Gables 3 49,319 106 107 104 280 117 97
Naples 4 20,214 104 103 108 323 103 103
Marco Island 5 16,921 106 107 104 256 117 97
Key West 6 25,187 106 107 104 226 117 97
Palmetto Bay 7 24,214 106 107 104 214 117 97
Parkland 8 25,895 99 102 99 306 118 97
Miami Shores 9 10,736 106 107 104 189 117 97
Doral 10 49,363 106 107 104 182 117 97
Weston 11 67,567 99 102 99 213 118 97
South Miami 12 12,036 106 107 104 175 117 97
Boca Raton 13 88,187 99 102 99 189 118 97
Lighthouse Point 14 10,693 99 102 99 180 118 97
Miami Lakes 15 30,396 106 107 104 165 117 97
Miami Beach 16 90,669 106 107 104 165 117 97
Cooper City 17 32,058 99 102 99 177 118 97
Aventura 18 36,979 99 102 99 168 118 97
Sunny Isles Beach 19 21,583 106 107 104 156 117 97
Atlantic Beach 20 12,840 104 102 90 167 104 106
Wellington 21 59,022 99 102 99 164 118 97
Winter Park 22 28,771 98 107 96 168 103 91
Palm Beach Gardens 23 50,147 99 102 99 160 118 97
Miami Springs 24 14,255 106 107 104 150 117 97
Maitland 25 16,273 98 107 96 166 103 91
Jupiter 26 57,625 102 113 96 153 99 124
Coral Springs 27 125,150 99 102 99 154 118 97
Punta Gorda 28 16,984 104 103 108 145 103 103
Jacksonville Beach 29 21,822 104 102 90 146 104 106
Lake Mary 30 14,605 98 107 96 151 103 91
Cutler Bay 31 42,573 106 107 104 131 117 97
Fort Lauderdale 32 171,137 99 102 99 138 118 97
Bonita Springs 33 46,384 104 103 108 129 103 103
Miramar 34 128,414 99 102 99 135 118 97
Wilton Manors 35 11,994 99 102 99 135 118 97
Cocoa Beach 36 11,287 102 113 96 131 99 124
North Palm Beach 37 12,272 99 102 99 134 118 97
Pembroke Pines 38 159,920 99 102 99 133 118 97
Miami 39 416,432 106 107 104 122 117 97
Fernandina Beach 40 11,851 104 102 90 134 104 106
Satellite Beach 41 10,262 102 113 96 127 99 124
Davie 42 95,721 99 102 99 127 118 97
Royal Palm Beach 43 35,482 99 102 99 126 118 97
Oviedo 44 35,602 98 107 96 134 103 91
Delray Beach 45 62,828 99 102 99 122 118 97
New Smyrna Beach 46 22,993 103 105 95 121 102 105
Vero Beach 47 15,577 102 113 96 114 99 124
Destin 48 12,840 87 101 84 145 93 87
Winter Garden 49 36,826 98 107 96 120 103 91
Winter Springs 50 33,673 98 107 96 120 103 91
Hialeah Gardens 51 22,660 106 107 104 104 117 97
West Palm Beach 52 102,283 99 102 99 111 118 97
Hialeah 53 232,311 106 107 104 101 117 97
Hollywood 54 145,128 99 102 99 109 118 97
Ocoee 55 38,340 98 107 96 115 103 91
Safety Harbor 56 17,017 96 99 91 120 102 103
Venice 57 21,121 104 103 108 103 103 103
North Miami 58 60,756 106 107 104 99 117 97
North Miami Beach 59 43,028 106 107 104 98 117 97
Mount Dora 60 12,663 98 107 96 114 103 91
Coconut Creek 61 55,590 99 102 99 105 118 97
Longwood 62 13,776 98 107 96 113 103 91
Sarasota 63 52,986 104 103 108 99 103 103
Florida City 64 11,853 106 107 104 96 117 97
Miami Gardens 65 110,867 106 107 104 96 117 97
Sunrise 66 88,391 99 102 99 103 118 97
Clermont 67 29,582 98 107 96 110 103 91
Dania Beach 68 30,531 99 102 99 102 118 97
Pompano Beach 69 103,234 99 102 99 102 118 97
Boynton Beach 70 70,355 99 102 99 101 118 97
Cape Coral 71 161,804 104 103 108 96 103 103
West Melbourne 72 19,208 102 113 96 98 99 124
Palm Coast 73 77,779 99 110 96 103 107 96
Ormond Beach 74 38,502 103 105 95 102 102 105
Debary 75 19,404 98 107 96 107 103 91
Oakland Park 76 42,795 99 102 99 97 118 97
Riviera Beach 77 33,123 99 102 99 97 118 97
Apopka 78 44,462 98 107 96 104 103 91
Orlando 79 250,224 98 107 96 103 103 91
Sweetwater 80 20,562 106 107 104 88 117 97
Sebastian 81 22,485 102 113 96 92 99 124
Homestead 82 63,459 106 107 104 86 117 97
Lantana 83 10,822 99 102 99 93 118 97
Hallandale Beach 84 38,270 99 102 99 93 118 97
Deltona 85 85,765 103 105 95 94 102 105
Tamarac 86 62,478 99 102 99 91 118 97
Tallahassee 87 185,395 86 107 97 103 97 100
Port Orange 88 57,218 103 105 95 93 102 105
Jacksonville 89 837,533 104 102 90 92 104 106
Bradenton 90 50,777 104 103 108 86 103 103
Margate 91 54,929 99 102 99 90 118 97
Deland 92 27,872 103 105 95 92 102 105
Altamonte Springs 93 41,889 98 107 96 96 103 91
North Lauderdale 94 42,354 99 102 99 89 118 97
Fort Myers 95 66,167 104 103 108 85 103 103
West Park 96 14,604 99 102 99 88 118 97
Oldsmar 97 13,730 96 99 91 101 102 103
Seminole 98 17,477 96 99 91 101 102 103
Temple Terrace 99 25,098 96 99 91 101 102 103
Greenacres 100 38,444 99 102 99 87 118 97

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