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Portland, Maine
Boulder, Colorado
USA
COST OF LIVING COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Boulder is 45.2% more expensive than Portland.
Boulder housing costs are 118.6% more than Portland housing costs.
Health related expenses are 9.5% less in Boulder.
COST OF LIVING

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Too Expensive to Stay: I've lived in Boulder for 10 years, and we're moving this summer. It's just gotten too expensive to stay. My husband makes a very good salary, but it's not... (read more)

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