Waterville, ME Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
97
Waterville's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
4 out of 29
In Maine
2,808 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 Waterville is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Waterville, ME?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Waterville has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Waterville ranks as #2,809 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Maine. By definition, that implies Waterville ranks as the #3,597 most expensive place in the Pine Tree State.

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Waterville Cost Of Living Vs. Maine

Living Expense Waterville Maine National Average
Overall 97 105 100
Services 115 115 100
Groceries 109 109 100
Health 114 114 100
Housing 66 92 100
Transportation 102 102 100
Utilities 107 107 100
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Waterville Cost of Living Vs. ME

Waterville, 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.

$125,000
Median Home Value
$727
Median Rent
$38,862
Median Income
Statistic Waterville Maine United States
Median Home Value $125,000 $190,400 $217,500
Median Rent $727 $853 $1,062
Median Income $38,862 $57,918 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.2x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Waterville Services Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Waterville Groceries Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Waterville Health Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Waterville Transportation Costs Vs. Maine

Item Waterville 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 Waterville Utilities Costs Vs. Maine

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

Waterville SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Waterville

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Waterville
Bangor, ME 32,095 102 1.1x
Auburn, ME 23,187 102 1.1x
Augusta, ME 18,605 100 1.0x
Brunswick, ME 14,994 107 1.1x
Brewer, ME 9,090 104 1.1x
Bath, ME 8,319 104 1.1x
Rockland, ME 7,178 102 1.1x
Belfast, ME 6,688 109 1.1x
Skowhegan, ME 6,313 94 1.0x
Topsham, ME 6,222 110 1.1x

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