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Cost of Living Comparison:
Portland, Maine - Boston, Massachusetts

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A salary of $70,000 in Portland, Maine should increase to $97,007 in Boston, Massachusetts

Cost of Living IndexesPortlandBoston
Overall122.6169.9
Food106.1121.8
Housing157.4268.8
Utilities96.4149
Transportation107.5105.2
Health113.5124.7
Miscellaneous105130.8
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Boston is 39% more expensive than Portland.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 70% more expensive in Boston.

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