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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Maine 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score66
  • Caribou, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,902
50
  • Skowhegan, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,662
56
  • Presque Isle, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,298
58
  • Waterville, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,134
62
  • Old Town, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,655
67
  • Gardiner, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,670
65
  • Augusta, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,691
  • Augusta, ME is a visual mixture of old and new woven together on a beautiful landscape. Augusta was developed from a frontier existence and has evolved into the bustling city it is today. The industries
71
  • Winslow, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,636
62
  • Lewiston, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,277
69
  • Bangor, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,491
  • I moved to Bangor with my family and it has been the greatest decision of my entire life. My wife and kids love it here. We have a great downtown, lots of nice restaurants, friendly faces, plenty of
61
  • Auburn, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,943
59
  • Rockland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,220
  • I moved just outside Rockland about a year ago. We had visited here for 25 years plus, each year. Finally built a house and made the move. We were blown away by the experience we've had with the people
60
  • Bath, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334
64
  • Sanford, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,887
68
  • Brewer, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,284
70
  • Ellsworth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,879
69
  • Orono, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,601
76
  • Brunswick, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,564
56
  • Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,727
69
  • Belfast, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,641
  • Belfast has over 20 local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farmers! Want to be closely involved in how your town is run and where your food comes from? This town is for you! The setting could not be
66
  • Westbrook, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,969
63
  • Biddeford, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,341
75
  • Topsham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,436
71
  • North Windham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,226
70
  • Gorham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,331
74
  • Saco, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,008
58
  • South Portland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,397
70
  • Portland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,649
  • Portland could be one of the most incredibly amazing places on the East coast, but unfortunately the rental market makes it a miserable place to live. Lets start out with the positives. Casco bay is just
75
  • Kennebunk, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,579
79
  • Yarmouth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,709
75
  • Scarborough, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,268

Finding an affordable place to live in Maine is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Maine that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Maine. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Maine.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Maine with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Maine, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Maine, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.