South Portland, ME Cost of Living


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South Portland cost of living score
112.5
More expensive
12.5% higher
than the US average
16.0% higher
than the Maine average
South Portland, Maine gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 112.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 12.5% higher than the U.S. average and 16.0% higher than the average for Maine.

South Portland, ME

Housing costs in South Portland?
A typical home costs $434,500, which is 28.5% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 30.1% more expensive than the average Maine home, at $334,000. Renting a two-bedroom unit in South Portland costs $2,030 per month, which is 42.0% more than the national average of $1,430 and 38.4% more than the state average of $1,250.

Can I afford South Portland?
To live comfortably in South Portland, Maine, a minimum annual income of $83,160 for a family, and $62,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about South Portland?
The cost of living in South Portland, ME is relatively high compared to many other areas in the United States. The median house price in this city is about $260,00 and the median household income is around $60,000. Sales tax rates are at 5.5%, while income tax rates vary depending on filing status and income level. Overall, South Portland is an expensive place to live, but residents enjoy a high quality of life with access to great schools, plenty of outdoor activities, and a vibrant downtown area.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesSouth PortlandMaineUnited States
  112.597.0100.0
  110.4107.1100
  90.596.5100.0
  141.9103.4100.0
  $434,500$334,000$338,100
  102.7%103.6%100.0%
  75.879.2100.0
  114.192.2100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 11 years ago

The Greater Portland area has a very livable climate in the summer, some of spring & fall, but winters are usually a bear. There's lots of outdoor things to do nearby  More

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