Lisbon Falls 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.
IndexLisbon FallsMaineNational
Cost of living index99104100
IndexLisbon FallsMaineNational
Goods & Services index110110100
Groceries index104104100
Health care index108108100
Housing index7894100
Transportation index110110100
Utilities index106106100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Lisbon Falls, ME is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Lisbon Falls, ME enjoy a cost of living index of 99. This index is 5% lower than the Maine average, and 1% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Lisbon Falls, ME, the average cost of goods and services is equal to it is in Maine, and it is 10% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Lisbon Falls is 5% lower than the Maine average.
  • The cost of living in Lisbon Falls is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lisbon Falls is 22% 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$65,197$5,433$1,521$1,956
Renters$33,000$2,750$770$990
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Lisbon Falls, ME as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Lisbon Falls, ME homeowners, is $65,197. This would allow for a maximum of $1,521 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $33,000 which would result in a maximum of $770 to be spent on rental costs.

Maine Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maine5.5%5.5%

Maine Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Maine0%7.95%
The Maine sales tax and Maine income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Lisbon Falls, ME. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Maine sales tax is 5.5% and the maximum surtax is 5.5%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Maine income tax rates range from 0% to 7.95%.

Goods & Services

ItemLisbon FallsNational 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

ItemLisbon FallsNational 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

ItemLisbon FallsNational 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

ItemLisbon FallsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $138,500.00$175,700.0021.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,320.58$1,133.2316.5%
Apartment Rent $700.00$920.0023.9%

Transportation

ItemLisbon FallsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.01$1.990.9%
Tire Balancing $58.93$45.7628.8%

Utilities

ItemLisbon FallsNational 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.
Lewiston, ME36,4101000%
Auburn, ME22,9601011%
Richmond, ME2,0341011%
Bath, ME8,3961033%
Brunswick, ME15,2751088%
Lisbon Falls, ME4,13599-1%

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Thomasville, AL4,13688-12%
North Sea, NY4,13419191%
Prairie du Sac, WI4,1371055%
Metter, GA4,13779-21%
North Great River, NY4,13314747%
Lisbon Falls, ME4,13599-1%
Source: The Lisbon Falls, ME cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.