These Are The 10 Most Expensive Cities In New Hampshire


We used science and data to determine which cities in New Hampshire that will put a big dent in your wallet.

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Everyone wants a home that mixes affordability with comfort and New Hampshire does this very well. Families love the Granite State’s beaches, midlands, and mountains as tourists before moving here and calling it home.

But before you decide to relocate, you have to do some research into the exact cost of living around the state — and that’s how we’re going to help you.

These are the places in New Hampshire that cost a pretty penny — the most expensive cities in the state. After we saved up for months and could finally afford it, we landed on this list of the ten most expensive cities in New Hampshire:

  1. Portsmouth (Photos)
  2. Nashua (Photos)
  3. Lebanon (Photos)
  4. Dover (Photos)
  5. Somersworth (Photos)
  6. Manchester (Photos)
  7. Concord (Photos)
  8. Keene (Photos)
  9. Laconia (Photos)
  10. Rochester (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Berlin is the most affordable city in New Hampshire.

Read on to see why these places cost so much more than average. Or check out the most affordable places in New Hampshire.

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How We Determined The Most Expensive Cities In New Hampshire

There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Gas
  • Health Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in New Hampshire to figure out which is the most expensive.

For reference, the United State averages a cost of living 100. A score below 100 means that the city has a below average cost of living while a score over 100 has a high cost of living for that category.

So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 13 places in New Hampshire that have more than 2,000 people.

The city with the highest cost of living index, Portsmouth, rank as being the most expensive.

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1. Portsmouth

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,366
Services Index: 117
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 161
Healthcare Index: 116
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 137

2. Nashua

Nashua, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 86,799
Services Index: 117
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 131
Healthcare Index: 116
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 137

3. Lebanon

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,474
Services Index: 117
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 129
Healthcare Index: 116
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 137

4. Dover

Dover, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,332
Services Index: 117
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 126
Healthcare Index: 116
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 137

5. Somersworth

Somersworth, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,765
Services Index: 117
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 120
Healthcare Index: 116
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 137

6. Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 110,065
Services Index: 117
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 119
Healthcare Index: 116
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 137

7. Concord

Concord, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 42,514
Services Index: 117
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 118
Healthcare Index: 116
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 137

8. Keene

Keene, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,281
Services Index: 117
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 109
Healthcare Index: 116
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 137

9. Laconia

Laconia, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,007
Services Index: 117
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 104
Healthcare Index: 116
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 137

10. Rochester

Rochester, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,883
Services Index: 117
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 101
Healthcare Index: 116
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 137

Taking A Chunk Out Of Your Paycheck

Well there you have it, the places in New Hampshire that have the highest cost of living, with Portsmouth ranking as the most exensive city in the Granite State.

If you’re curious, here are the most least expensive cities in New Hampshire:

  1. Berlin
  2. Claremont
  3. Franklin

For more New Hampshire reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Cities In New Hampshire

City Rank Population Services Groceries Healthcare Housing Transportation Utilities
Portsmouth 1 21,366 117 103 116 161 106 137
Nashua 2 86,799 117 103 116 131 106 137
Lebanon 3 13,474 117 103 116 129 106 137
Dover 4 30,332 117 103 116 126 106 137
Somersworth 5 11,765 117 103 116 120 106 137
Manchester 6 110,065 117 103 116 119 106 137
Concord 7 42,514 117 103 116 118 106 137
Keene 8 23,281 117 103 116 109 106 137
Laconia 9 16,007 117 103 116 104 106 137
Rochester 10 29,883 117 103 116 101 106 137
Franklin 11 8,462 117 103 116 93 106 137
Claremont 12 13,169 117 103 116 83 106 137
Berlin 13 9,710 111 101 113 58 129 119

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