Limestone 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.
IndexLimestoneMaineNational
Cost of living index92107100
IndexLimestoneMaineNational
Goods & Services index111111100
Groceries index101101100
Health care index113113100
Housing index4494100
Transportation index129129100
Utilities index119119100

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  • The cost of living in Limestone is 14% lower than the Maine average.
  • The cost of living in Limestone is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Limestone is 56% 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$60,577$5,048$1,413$1,817
Renters$14,261$1,188$333$428

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

ItemLimestoneNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.62$14.597.0%
Beauty Salon $38.07$34.689.8%
Toothpaste $2.50$2.471.1%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $10.12$9.872.6%
Bowling $4.76$4.398.4%

Groceries

ItemLimestoneNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.99$4.4833.2%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.468.6%
Milk $2.19$2.367.1%
Potatoes $3.32$3.068.4%
Pizza $8.68$9.246.1%
Beer $8.99$8.634.1%

Health Care

ItemLimestoneNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $142.33$99.7842.6%
Doctor $121.42$105.0315.6%
Dentist $104.81$88.7018.2%
Ibuprofen $8.99$9.414.5%
Lipitor $293.43$298.501.7%

Housing

ItemLimestoneNational avg.Difference
Home Price $65,500.00$175,700.0062.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,251.28$1,081.0315.7%
Apartment Rent $554.00$920.0039.8%

Transportation

ItemLimestoneNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.71$2.0929.5%
Tire Balancing $58.40$45.2929.0%

Utilities

ItemLimestoneNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$242.75$170.8042.1%
Phone $24.69$28.2612.6%
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.
Washburn, ME1,01594-6%
Fort Fairfield, ME1,69294-6%
Caribou, ME8,02596-4%
Limestone, ME1,23392-8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
East Bangor, PA1,2331055%
Peru, NY1,2331044%
Patrick AFB, FL1,23311313%
Sykesville, PA1,23385-15%
Black Eagle, MT1,23385-15%
Limestone, ME1,23392-8%
Source: The Limestone, ME cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.