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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

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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  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
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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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Why would someone write a fake review
Why do people write fake reviews? Do you somehow have a grudge against a certain city? How odd. Nobody lived in Portland, ME for any length of time wouldn't know the... (read more)
PORTLAND,MAINE
YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT PORTLAND ME. AGAIN I WAS THERE IN 2015 .WHILE THE CITY COULD BE CLEANED UP SOME, THE BIGGER PROBLEM IS THE AMOUNT OF DRUG ADDICTS AND THE... (read more)
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)
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