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 index88105100
IndexVan BurenMaineNational
Goods & Services index115115100
Groceries index109109100
Health care index114114100
Housing index3692100
Transportation index102102100
Utilities index107107100
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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 64% lower than the national average.
  • Maine general sales tax is 8% higher than the national average.
  • Maine state income tax is 161% higher 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$31,136$2,595$726$934
      Renters$15,074$1,256$352$452

      Maine Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Maine5.5%5.5%

      Maine Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Maine5.8%7.15%

      Goods & Services

      ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.02$17.4931.6%
      Beauty Salon $43.54$38.1714.1%
      Toothpaste $2.29$2.321.3%
      Shampoo $1.12$1.0110.7%
      Movie $11.33$10.725.6%
      Bowling $15.63$13.8612.8%

      Groceries

      ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.57$3.908.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.46$1.404.6%
      Milk $2.08$1.966.0%
      Potatoes $3.46$3.188.7%
      Pizza $11.02$10.396.0%
      Beer $9.48$9.232.7%

      Health Care

      ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $148.43$106.3439.6%
      Doctor $151.95$115.2531.8%
      Dentist $107.57$98.389.3%
      Ibuprofen $9.12$9.261.5%
      Lipitor $468.45$466.470.4%

      Housing

      ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $53,300.00$184,700.0071.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,642.34$1,273.3229.0%
      Apartment Rent $500.00$949.0047.3%

      Transportation

      ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.57$2.590.8%
      Tire Balancing $53.63$48.909.7%

      Utilities

      ItemVan BurenNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$191.47$167.6014.2%
      Phone $178.74$163.429.4%
      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, ME1,66688-12%

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      Oakwood, IL1,66685-15%
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      Graton, CA1,66515757%
      Bryson City, NC1,66579-21%
      Van Buren, ME1,66688-12%
      Source: The Van Buren, ME cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.