Mars Hill 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.
IndexMars HillMaineNational
Cost of living index90104100
IndexMars HillMaineNational
Goods & Services index110110100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index108108100
Housing index4792100
Transportation index108108100
Utilities index117117100

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  • The cost of living in Mars Hill is 13% lower than the Maine average.
  • The cost of living in Mars Hill is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mars Hill is 53% 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$49,250$4,104$1,149$1,478
Renters$11,538$962$269$346

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

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
Haircut $19.83$16.0923.3%
Beauty Salon $52.89$37.3341.7%
Toothpaste $3.46$2.4541.2%
Shampoo $1.01$1.000.6%
Movie $10.85$10.285.5%
Bowling $4.38$4.9311.2%

Groceries

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.49$3.808.3%
Fried Chicken $1.64$1.4017.2%
Milk $1.79$2.0110.8%
Potatoes $3.74$3.0124.2%
Pizza $8.91$9.899.9%
Beer $9.32$8.904.8%

Health Care

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $127.00$102.1624.3%
Doctor $134.00$108.3623.7%
Dentist $98.00$92.535.9%
Ibuprofen $9.60$9.283.5%
Lipitor $360.16$425.8215.4%

Housing

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $97,400.00$184,700.0047.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,398.02$1,202.4416.3%
Apartment Rent $329.00$949.0065.3%

Transportation

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.26$2.240.7%
Tire Balancing $57.31$46.2923.8%

Utilities

ItemMars HillNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$232.00$165.9639.8%
Phone $25.89$28.689.7%
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.
Blaine, ME37893-7%
Presque Isle, ME9,29894-6%
Mapleton, ME74296-4%
Mars Hill, ME85990-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Agency, MO85990-10%
Rolling Hills, KY85994-6%
Wanblee, SD85980-20%
Essex, IA85979-21%
Moreauville, LA85983-17%
Mars Hill, ME85990-10%
Source: The Mars Hill, ME cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.