Biddeford, ME Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
110
Biddeford's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
21 out of 29
In Maine
4,134 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 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 110 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 105.

The standard of living in Biddeford ranks as #4,135 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Maine. By definition, that implies Biddeford ranks as the #2,271 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 110 105 100
Services 115 115 100
Groceries 109 109 100
Health 114 114 100
Housing 108 92 100
Transportation 102 102 100
Utilities 107 107 100
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.

$245,900
Median Home Value
$929
Median Rent
$53,120
Median Income
Statistic Biddeford Maine United States
Median Home Value $245,900 $190,400 $217,500
Median Rent $929 $853 $1,062
Median Income $53,120 $57,918 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.6x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Biddeford Services Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Biddeford Groceries Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Biddeford Health Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Biddeford Transportation Costs Vs. Maine

Item Biddeford 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 Biddeford Utilities Costs Vs. Maine

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

Biddeford SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Biddeford

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Biddeford
Portland, ME 66,595 115 1.0x
South Portland, ME 25,548 114 1.0x
Saco, ME 19,497 113 1.0x
Westbrook, ME 18,633 109 1.0x
Old Orchard Beach, ME 8,862 108 1.0x
Gorham, ME 6,759 113 1.0x
Kennebunk, ME 5,872 117 1.1x

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