Caribou, ME Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
94
Caribou's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
1 out of 29
In Maine
2,370 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 Caribou is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Caribou, ME?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Caribou has an overall cost of living index of 94 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Maine, Caribou has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Maine's index of 105.

The standard of living in Caribou ranks as #2,371 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Maine. By definition, that implies Caribou ranks as the #4,035 most expensive place in the Pine Tree State.

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Caribou Cost Of Living Vs. Maine

Living Expense Caribou Maine National Average
Overall 94 105 100
Services 115 115 100
Groceries 109 109 100
Health 114 114 100
Housing 53 92 100
Transportation 102 102 100
Utilities 107 107 100
For more reading on cost of living around Maine, check out:
Caribou Cost of Living Vs. ME

Caribou, 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.

$90,700
Median Home Value
$598
Median Rent
$42,671
Median Income
Statistic Caribou Maine United States
Median Home Value $90,700 $190,400 $217,500
Median Rent $598 $853 $1,062
Median Income $42,671 $57,918 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.1x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Caribou Services Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Caribou Groceries Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Caribou Health Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Caribou Transportation Costs Vs. Maine

Item Caribou 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 Caribou Utilities Costs Vs. Maine

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

Caribou SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
4
Safety
8
Amenities
6
Education
6
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Caribou

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Caribou
Chico, CA 94,529 119 1.3x
Paradise, CA 22,135 111 1.2x
La Porte, IN 21,577 88 0.9x
Oroville, CA 19,393 104 1.1x
Susanville, CA 15,064 101 1.1x
Magalia, CA 11,476 107 1.1x
Thermalito, CA 6,894 105 1.1x
Durham, CA 5,987 133 1.4x
Palermo, CA 5,395 108 1.1x

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