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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Maine 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score72
  • Caribou, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,902
65
  • Skowhegan, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,662
57
  • Presque Isle, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,298
57
  • Waterville, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,134
  • Waterville Maine...it must be the place. The place where Satan kisses the Earth goodnight. As in any area where there isn't enough to go around, caring and kindness are at a minimum. The city is…[read more]
62
  • Old Town, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,655
69
  • Gardiner, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,670
67
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • Winslow, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,636
71
  • Lewiston, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,277
  • Lewiston has a lot to offer for a small city. I enjoy taking advantage of some of the free activities that the city offers including the festivals at Androscoggin River in the summer and Lost Valley for…[read more]
70
  • 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…[read more]
70
  • Auburn, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,943
  • Auburn is a small city in Maine, far enough away from any other big cities to make it feel like you're in the country, but with enough amenities to keep you active and happy. I spent a couple years…[read more]
60
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • Bath, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334
60
  • Sanford, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,887
  • If you'll be welcoming friends and family into Sanford soon, there are several activities you can take advantage of. McDougal Orchards is a wonderful place to enjoy nature and there are lots of hiking…[read more]
70
  • Brewer, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,284
69
  • Ellsworth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,879
78
  • Orono, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,601
77
  • Brunswick, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,564
  • Although I enjoy living in Brunswick, ME, there are very few things to do unless you travel outside the town limits. I've been here for about three years and moved to the area because I love the state of…[read more]
63
  • Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,727
81
  • 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…[read more]
70
  • Westbrook, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,969
  • Westbrook, Maine is a lot of fun to live in. It is a suburb of the largest city in Maine, Portland. Westbrook has the wonderful small town feel but is within easy distance of any activity you might want…[read more]
67
  • Biddeford, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,341
  • Biddeford is a beautiful area in Maine. It's not very large, and I know many of the people who live in the town. It's a place where you can enjoy being yourself without worrying about what you wear or…[read more]
80
  • Topsham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,436
72
  • North Windham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,226
79
  • Gorham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,331
77
  • Saco, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,008
  • I experienced an awesome time while living in Saco Maine. The city is in York County Maine. Saco Maine is a twin city of Biddeford and is near Portland. The town is known for its energetic Funtown…[read more]
75
  • South Portland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,397
  • Moved here from living in Portland. What a difference! Less crime and more community feel. So you can't walk to 20 bars or places to eat. But you also don't have drunk people walking by your house at…[read more]
67
  • Portland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,649
  • I joined this site for the sole purpose of writing this one review. We walked for an hour before finding the one non-juice vegan option in town (@Portland Regency Hotel & Spa-vegan “pulled pork”-not a…[read more]
81
  • Kennebunk, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,579
87
  • 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.