Augusta, ME Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
100
Augusta's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
8 out of 29
In Maine
3,200 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Augusta is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Augusta, ME?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Augusta has an overall cost of living index of 100 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Maine, Augusta has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Maine's index of 105.

The standard of living in Augusta ranks as #3,201 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Maine. By definition, that implies Augusta ranks as the #3,205 most expensive place in the Pine Tree State.

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Augusta Cost Of Living Vs. Maine

Living Expense Augusta Maine National Average
Overall 100 105 100
Services 115 115 100
Groceries 109 109 100
Health 114 114 100
Housing 74 92 100
Transportation 102 102 100
Utilities 107 107 100
For more reading on cost of living around Maine, check out:
Augusta Cost of Living Vs. ME

Augusta, ME Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Maine, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$144,800
Median Home Value
$721
Median Rent
$43,796
Median Income
Statistic Augusta Maine United States
Median Home Value $144,800 $190,400 $217,500
Median Rent $721 $853 $1,062
Median Income $43,796 $57,918 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.3x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Augusta Services Costs Vs. Maine

Item Augusta Maine
Shampoo $1.12 $1.01
Movie $11.33 $10.72
Bowling $15.63 $13.86

Detailed Augusta Groceries Costs Vs. Maine

Item Augusta Maine
Ground Beef $3.57 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.46 $1.4
Milk $2.08 $1.96

Detailed Augusta Health Costs Vs. Maine

Item Augusta Maine
Haircut $23.02 $17.49
Beauty Salon $43.54 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.29 $2.32

Detailed Augusta Transportation Costs Vs. Maine

Item Augusta Maine
Potatoes $3.46 $3.18
Pizza $11.02 $10.39
Beer $9.48 $9.23
Optometrist $148.43 $106.34
Doctor $151.95 $115.25
Dentist $107.57 $98.38

Detailed Augusta Utilities Costs Vs. Maine

Item Augusta Maine
Gasoline $2.57 $2.59
Tire Balancing $53.63 $48.9
All Electricity $191.47 $167.6
Phone $178.74 $163.42

Augusta SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
5
Safety
5
Amenities
7
Education
7
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Augusta

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Augusta
Auburn, ME 23,187 102 1.0x
Waterville, ME 16,577 97 1.0x
Brunswick, ME 14,994 107 1.1x
Bath, ME 8,319 104 1.0x
Rockland, ME 7,178 102 1.0x
Topsham, ME 6,222 110 1.1x
Yarmouth, ME 5,681 122 1.2x
Gardiner, ME 5,657 99 1.0x

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