Bangor, ME Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Bangor's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Bangor is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bangor, ME?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bangor has an overall cost of living index of 102 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Maine, Bangor has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Maine's index of 105.

The standard of living in Bangor ranks as #3423 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Maine. By definition, that implies Bangor ranks as the #2983 most expensive place in the Pine Tree State.

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Bangor Cost Of Living Vs. Maine

Living Expense Bangor Maine National Average
Overall 102 105 100
Services 115 115 100
Groceries 109 109 100
Health 114 114 100
Housing 81 92 100
Transportation 102 102 100
Utilities 107 107 100
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Bangor Cost of Living Vs. ME

Bangor, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Bangor Maine United States
Median Home Value $150,700 $184,500 $204,900
Median Rent $799 $831 $1,023
Median Income $42,115 $55,425 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.6x 3.3x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bangor

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bangor
Waterville, ME 16,515 97 1.0x
Orono, ME 9,474 107 1.0x
Brewer, ME 9,123 104 1.0x
Ellsworth, ME 7,960 105 1.0x
Belfast, ME 6,696 109 1.1x
Skowhegan, ME 6,434 94 0.9x
Winslow, ME 5,004 100 1.0x

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