Biddeford, ME Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
107
Biddeford's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
19 out of 29
In Maine
3,867 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 Biddeford is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Biddeford, ME?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Biddeford has an overall cost of living index of 107 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Biddeford ranks as #3,868 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Maine. By definition, that implies Biddeford ranks as the #2,551 most expensive place in the Pine Tree State.

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Biddeford Cost Of Living Vs. Maine

Living Expense Biddeford Maine National Average
Overall 107 103 100
Services 109 109 100
Groceries 101 102 100
Health 115 115 100
Housing 109 92 100
Transportation 100 100 100
Utilities 110 110 100
For more reading on cost of living around Maine, check out:
Biddeford Cost of Living Vs. ME

Biddeford, 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.

$260,500
Median Home Value
$980
Median Rent
$54,915
Median Income
Statistic Biddeford Maine United States
Median Home Value $260,500 $198,000 $229,800
Median Rent $980 $873 $1,096
Median Income $54,915 $59,489 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.7x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Biddeford Services Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Biddeford Groceries Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Biddeford Health Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Biddeford Transportation Costs Vs. Maine

Item Biddeford 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 Biddeford Utilities Costs Vs. Maine

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

Biddeford SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Biddeford

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Biddeford
Portland, ME 66,706 111 1.0x
South Portland, ME 25,665 113 1.1x
Saco, ME 19,716 109 1.0x
Westbrook, ME 18,935 105 1.0x
Old Orchard Beach, ME 8,952 106 1.0x
Gorham, ME 7,322 112 1.0x
Kennebunk, ME 5,792 112 1.0x

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