Portsmouth, NH Cost of Living

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Portsmouth cost of living score
More expensive
18.9% higher
than the US average
12.4% higher
than the New Hampshire average
Portsmouth, New Hampshire gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 118.9, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 18.9% higher than the U.S. average and 12.4% lower than the average for New Hampshire.

Portsmouth, NH

Housing costs in Portsmouth?
A typical home costs $644,300, which is 90.6% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 52.9% more expensive than the average New Hampshire home, at $421,300. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Portsmouth costs $1,830 per month, which is 28.0% more than the national average of $1,430 and 16.9% more than the state average of $1,520.

Can I afford Portsmouth?
To live comfortably in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a minimum annual income of $123,480 for a family, and $57,200 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Portsmouth?
Portsmouth, NH is an attractive city with a unique small-town feel. Despite its quaint atmosphere, the cost of living in Portsmouth is relatively high. According to BestPlaces's Cost of Living Index, which takes into account prices for groceries, housing, transportation and more, Portsmouth ranks as 13.2 percent higher than the national average. Groceries are 6.1 percent higher than the national average while restaurant prices are 21.8 percent higher. Housing costs are particularly steep - renting a one-bedroom apartment in Portsmouth will likely cost around 18.3 percent more than other cities nationwide.
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Over 14 years ago

I was up in Portsmouth a couple years ago visiting from Florida. I loved how I was able to prk the car, get out and have numerous bars/restaurants, clothing stores, etc  More

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Over 15 years ago

Portsmouth is full of history, art, interesting shops, restaurants and the best  More

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Over 17 years ago

Portsmouth is a beautiful historic town settled right on the seacoast. Excellent restaurants, great cafes and shops, and picturesque streets make this a wonderful city  More

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