Bangor, ME Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
102
Bangor's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
11 out of 29
In Maine
3,422 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 Bangor is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bangor, ME?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bangor has an overall cost of living index of 102 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Bangor ranks as #3,423 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Maine. By definition, that implies Bangor ranks as the #2,983 most expensive place in the Pine Tree State.

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Bangor Cost Of Living Vs. Maine

Living Expense Bangor Maine National Average
Overall 102 105 100
Services 115 115 100
Groceries 109 109 100
Health 114 114 100
Housing 81 92 100
Transportation 102 102 100
Utilities 107 107 100
For more reading on cost of living around Maine, check out:
Bangor Cost of Living Vs. ME

Bangor, 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.

$157,000
Median Home Value
$816
Median Rent
$46,625
Median Income
Statistic Bangor Maine United States
Median Home Value $157,000 $190,400 $217,500
Median Rent $816 $853 $1,062
Median Income $46,625 $57,918 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.4x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Bangor Services Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Bangor Groceries Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Bangor Health Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Bangor Transportation Costs Vs. Maine

Item Bangor 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 Bangor Utilities Costs Vs. Maine

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

Bangor SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
6
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bangor

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bangor
Waterville, ME 16,577 97 1.0x
Orono, ME 9,541 107 1.0x
Brewer, ME 9,090 104 1.0x
Ellsworth, ME 7,991 105 1.0x
Belfast, ME 6,688 109 1.1x
Skowhegan, ME 6,313 94 0.9x

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