Van Buren cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexVan BurenMaineNational
Cost of living index88104100
IndexVan BurenMaineNational
Goods & Services index110110100
Groceries index104104100
Health care index108108100
Housing index4094100
Transportation index110110100
Utilities index106106100

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  • The cost of living in Van Buren is 16% lower than the Maine average.
  • The cost of living in Van Buren is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Van Buren is 60% lower than the national average.
  • Maine general sales tax is 8% higher than the national average.
  • Maine state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$40,046$3,337$934$1,202
Renters$16,333$1,361$381$490

Maine Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maine5.5%5.5%

Maine Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Maine0%7.95%

Goods & Services

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.72$15.5620.3%
Beauty Salon $39.36$36.119.0%
Toothpaste $4.35$2.4775.9%
Shampoo $0.98$0.961.2%
Movie $9.50$10.136.2%
Bowling $4.75$4.740.3%

Groceries

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.69$3.9817.7%
Fried Chicken $1.56$1.4110.6%
Milk $2.21$2.066.9%
Potatoes $3.74$2.9825.5%
Pizza $8.96$9.475.4%
Beer $9.99$8.7913.6%

Health Care

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $130.33$101.0429.0%
Doctor $130.00$107.4421.0%
Dentist $94.44$90.424.5%
Ibuprofen $9.66$9.284.1%
Lipitor $394.99$426.507.4%

Housing

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $65,600.00$175,700.0062.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,320.58$1,133.2316.5%
Apartment Rent $438.00$920.0052.4%

Transportation

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$1.990.9%
Tire Balancing $58.93$45.7628.8%

Utilities

ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$196.33$163.8119.9%
Phone $24.69$28.3913.0%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Van Buren, ME1,99988-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Eddington, PA2,00011818%
Newburgh Heights, OH2,00088-12%
Robesonia, PA1,99895-5%
West Rutland, VT1,9981044%
Windham, OH1,99884-16%
Van Buren, ME1,99988-12%
Source: The Van Buren, ME cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.