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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Portland, Maine is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Portland, Maine is more expensive.

Overall, Portland, Maine cost of living is 117.50.

  COST OF LIVINGPortland, MaineUnited States
  Overall  118100
  Grocery  106.6100
  Health  110100
  Housing  144100
  Utilities  105100
  Transportation  104100
  Miscellaneous  103100


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things to love and hate
Like many, we came from the Boston area thinking it would be cheaper. It is not. The population is unhealthy and the business climate unfavorable which has driven... (read more)
Incorrect data for first freeze at Portland, Maine
Hello-- your write-up for Portland says first freeze on average "late September". This is not true, for well over 100 years now. Average date of first freeze at... (read more)
re: Question for Portland Residents - 3/1/2012
Hi everyone. I see this thread is a couple of years old, but I'm hoping for some insight. I currently live in the lower Hudson Valley of NY. I love that I have access to... (read more)
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Some things to know before moving here
I was born and raised here, lived here until the age of thirty, and I have just moved back after living elsewhere for the past decade. What brought me back was my search... (read more)
Having lived in maine for 50 years in the portland area I must comment on my experiences. for the past three years I have been living on the eastern shore southern most... (read more)
re: Glad to be back in Maine - 10/7/2007
I have never been to city with so much dog turd on its sidewalks. People in Portland can't seem to be bothered with cleaning up after their dogs.... (read more)
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