According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Portland has an overall cost of living index of 115 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Maine, Portland has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Maine's index of 105.
The standard of living in Portland ranks as #4502 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Maine. By definition, that implies Portland ranks as the #1904 most expensive place in the Pine Tree State.
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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.