Waterville, ME Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
97
Waterville's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
5 out of 29
In Maine
2,747 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 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 103.

The standard of living in Waterville ranks as #2,747 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Maine. By definition, that implies Waterville ranks as the #3,672 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 97 103 100
Services 111 109 100
Groceries 103 102 100
Health 116 115 100
Housing 67 92 100
Transportation 100 100 100
Utilities 106 110 100
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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.

$124,200
Median Home Value
$759
Median Rent
$39,722
Median Income
Statistic Waterville Maine United States
Median Home Value $124,200 $198,000 $229,800
Median Rent $759 $873 $1,096
Median Income $39,722 $59,489 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.1x 3.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Waterville Services Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Waterville Groceries Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Waterville Health Costs Vs. Maine

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

Detailed Waterville Transportation Costs Vs. Maine

Item Waterville 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 Waterville Utilities Costs Vs. Maine

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

Waterville SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Waterville

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Waterville
Bangor, ME 32,029 101 1.0x
Auburn, ME 23,267 97 1.0x
Augusta, ME 18,662 99 1.0x
Brunswick, ME 15,974 103 1.1x
Brewer, ME 9,026 100 1.0x
Bath, ME 8,333 102 1.1x
Rockland, ME 7,172 98 1.0x
Belfast, ME 6,710 108 1.1x
Skowhegan, ME 6,341 91 0.9x
Topsham, ME 6,246 109 1.1x

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