Belfast, ME Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
108
Belfast's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
20 out of 29
In Maine
3,954 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Belfast is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Belfast, ME?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Belfast has an overall cost of living index of 108 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Maine, Belfast has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Maine's index of 103.

The standard of living in Belfast ranks as #3,955 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Maine. By definition, that implies Belfast ranks as the #2,464 most expensive place in the Pine Tree State.

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Belfast Cost Of Living Vs. Maine

Living Expense Belfast Maine National Average
Overall 108 103 100
Services 111 109 100
Groceries 103 102 100
Health 114 115 100
Housing 101 92 100
Transportation 101 100 100
Utilities 110 110 100
For more reading on cost of living around Maine, check out:
Belfast Cost of Living Vs. ME

Belfast, 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.

$184,100
Median Home Value
$874
Median Rent
$62,720
Median Income
Statistic Belfast Maine United States
Median Home Value $184,100 $198,000 $229,800
Median Rent $874 $873 $1,096
Median Income $62,720 $59,489 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.9x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Belfast Services Costs Vs. Maine

Item Belfast Maine
Shampoo $0.99 $1.06
Movie $11.3 $10.68
Bowling $14.83 $14.67

Detailed Belfast Groceries Costs Vs. Maine

Item Belfast Maine
Ground Beef $3.46 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.34 $1.39
Milk $2.34 $2.05

Detailed Belfast Health Costs Vs. Maine

Item Belfast Maine
Haircut $26.0 $18.62
Beauty Salon $46.33 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.67 $2.34

Detailed Belfast Transportation Costs Vs. Maine

Item Belfast Maine
Potatoes $3.74 $3.29
Pizza $11.09 $10.62
Beer $10.74 $9.38
Optometrist $148.43 $108.57
Doctor $151.95 $116.17
Dentist $107.57 $99.13

Detailed Belfast Utilities Costs Vs. Maine

Item Belfast Maine
Gasoline $2.19 $2.22
Tire Balancing $53.63 $50.07
All Electricity $200.33 $167.67
Phone $171.07 $175.64

Belfast SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
5
Safety
9
Amenities
6
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Belfast

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Belfast
Bangor, ME 32,029 101 0.9x
Augusta, ME 18,662 99 0.9x
Waterville, ME 16,623 97 0.9x
Orono, ME 9,523 106 1.0x
Brewer, ME 9,026 100 0.9x
Ellsworth, ME 8,085 102 0.9x
Rockland, ME 7,172 98 0.9x
Skowhegan, ME 6,341 91 0.8x
Gardiner, ME 5,670 97 0.9x

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