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Maine Cost of Living (ME)

The cost of living in Maine (ME) is lower than the nationwide average. The average yearly pay in Maine is $39,279.00, which is lower than the U.S. average annual salary by $10,529.00. The consumer price index (CPI) of 223 in Maine is 4.29% lower than the U.S. city average CPI of 233. The sales tax is 5.50%.

The CPI calculation is based on a statistical model that takes into account some of the major personal consumption categories such as healthcare, transportation, housing, education and food, in addition to the average Maine annual salary, sales tax rates and the regional consumer price index.


Maine Consumer Price Index (CPI):
CPI
Maine
223
U.S. City Average
233
Average Annual Pay:
U.S. Dollars
Maine
$39,279
U.S. City Average
$49,808
Consumption Categories in Maine versus National Average:
Category Percentage Versus National Average
Education 15.18%
0%
55.13%
Healthcare 25.03%
0%
90.91%
Groceries -5.34%
19.39%
0%
Rent -5.43%
19.72%
0%
Mortgage -3.51%
12.75%
0%
Electricity -5.65%
20.52%
0%
Gasoline 3.34%
0%
12.13%



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