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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 Maine, Maine is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Maine, Maine is more expensive.

Overall, Maine, Maine cost of living is 104.20.

  COST OF LIVINGMaine, MaineUnited States
  Overall  104100
  Grocery  105.7100
  Health  112100
  Housing  101100
  Utilities  107100
  Transportation  105100
  Miscellaneous  104100


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Maine's Economy as of 2010
Someone once told me that..."Maine is a state with two income levels...the rich and poor" For the most part, I agree with him. Out of state people, the rich folks,... (read more)
We are on this site to exit Maine in the winter. It is a beautiful and expensive (taxes) state. We plan to stay here most of the year, as 3 of the seasons are beautiful.... (read more)
Maine is a pleasant enough state although I've grown tired of the long winters after so many years. Its summer now and am loving the 90 degree heat& humidity. It... (read more)
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re: Racism. - 11/28/2008
There are a few normal people in Maine but a lot of them say they are scared of thier less polished neighbors. Ann sums it up pretty neatly: ..... "I lived in Maine for... (read more)
Unless you want to live around Portland Maine or maybe BIW, not much work in Maine, except min wage...Weather from Sept thru May, you freeze your butt off, put kids in... (read more)
re: Consider The Whole Package Maine Offers. - 4/1
I seem to find greatly contrasting opinions about living in the state of Maine. Because of changes in my family I may find myself as a resident in the near future.... (read more)
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