Millinocket 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.
IndexMillinocketMaineNational
Cost of living index92107100
IndexMillinocketMaineNational
Goods & Services index111111100
Groceries index101101100
Health care index113113100
Housing index4594100
Transportation index129129100
Utilities index119119100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Millinocket, ME is displayed above. In Millinocket, ME, the overall cost of living index is 92, which is 14% lower than the Maine average and 8% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Millinocket, ME, the city's goods and services are equal to the Maine average and 11% higher than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Millinocket is 14% lower than the Maine average.
  • The cost of living in Millinocket is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Millinocket is 55% 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$40,648$3,387$948$1,220
Renters$19,080$1,590$445$572
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Millinocket, 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 Millinocket, ME homeowners, is $40,648. This would allow for a maximum of $948 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $19,080 which would result in a maximum of $445 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%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Millinocket, ME you will want to make sure you consider both the Maine sales tax and the Maine income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Maine is 5.5%, with the highest surtax being 5.5%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Maine have a range from 0% to 7.95%.

Goods & Services

ItemMillinocketNational 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

ItemMillinocketNational 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

ItemMillinocketNational 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

ItemMillinocketNational avg.Difference
Home Price $63,300.00$175,700.0064.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,251.28$1,081.0315.7%
Apartment Rent $594.00$920.0035.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemMillinocketNational 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.
East Millinocket, ME1,52191-9%
Millinocket, ME4,45192-8%

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Coldwater, OH4,45291-9%
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Millinocket, ME4,45192-8%
Source: The Millinocket, ME cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.