Newcastle 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.
IndexNewcastleMaineNational
Cost of living index115104100
IndexNewcastleMaineNational
Goods & Services index110110100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index108108100
Housing index13192100
Transportation index108108100
Utilities index117117100

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  • The cost of living in Newcastle is 11% higher than the Maine average.
  • The cost of living in Newcastle is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Newcastle is 31% higher 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$71,000$5,917$1,657$2,130
Renters$0$0$0$0

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

ItemNewcastleNational 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

ItemNewcastleNational 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

ItemNewcastleNational 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

ItemNewcastleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $269,000.00$184,700.0045.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,398.02$1,202.4416.3%
Apartment Rent $905.00$949.004.6%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemNewcastleNational 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.
Waldoboro, ME1,12495-5%
Randolph, ME1,81496-4%
Farmingdale, ME1,95397-3%
Gardiner, ME5,67098-2%
Richmond, ME1,6531000%
Newcastle, ME62511515%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pierce, ID62585-15%
Cole, OK62594-6%
Garden City, UT6251022%
Fox River, AK6251099%
Dufur, OR6251066%
Newcastle, ME62511515%
Source: The Newcastle, ME cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.