Overall 4%
Goods & Services 7%
Housing 2%
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The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexOld Orchard BeachMaineNational
Cost of living104101100
Goods & Services107107100
Health care113113100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Old Orchard Beach is 3% higher than the Maine average
  • The cost of living in Old Orchard Beach is 4% higher than the national average
  • Old Orchard Beach housing is 2% higher than the national average
  • Maine general sales tax is 8% higher than the national average
  • Maine state income tax is 135% higher than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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      The percentage of monthly income spent on housing related expenses can help predict the affordability of housing in Old Orchard Beach, ME, as well as what the overall cost of living might be. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payments and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Old Orchard Beach, homeowners have a median income of $57,413. Using that number, a maximum of $1,340 per month should be allocated to housing expenses. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $29,447, which means there is a maximum of $687 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Maine Sales Tax

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      Goods & Services

      ItemOld Orchard BeachNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $29.89$20.2747.4%
      Beauty Salon $41.61$40.393.0%
      Toothpaste $2.57$2.369.1%
      Shampoo $1.04$1.083.1%
      Movie $10.77$10.992.0%
      Bowling $15.50$15.490.1%


      ItemOld Orchard BeachNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.39$4.3021.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.10$1.4021.2%
      Milk $2.65$2.2020.1%
      Potatoes $3.99$3.2223.9%
      Pizza $10.64$10.740.9%
      Beer $9.99$9.604.1%

      Health Care

      ItemOld Orchard BeachNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $148.43$109.7335.3%
      Doctor $151.95$118.3428.4%
      Dentist $107.57$100.946.6%
      Ibuprofen $9.79$9.931.4%
      Lipitor $468.45$469.530.2%


      ItemOld Orchard BeachNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $200,200.00$184,700.008.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,652.27$1,229.6234.4%
      Apartment Rent $819.00$949.0013.7%


      ItemOld Orchard BeachNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.85$2.715.0%
      Tire Balancing $53.63$51.863.4%


      ItemOld Orchard BeachNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$187.61$170.849.8%
      Phone $174.01$187.187.0%
      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.

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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Little Falls, ME6351021.9%
      South Windham, ME1,1171054.6%
      Westbrook, ME17,9691065.6%
      Biddeford, ME21,3411066.3%
      Gorham, ME6,3311099.1%
      Old Orchard Beach, ME8,7271044.4%

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      Beckett Ridge, OH8,7241032.8%
      Clanton, AL8,7308415.9%
      Fairless Hills, PA8,73011111.3%
      Old Orchard Beach, ME8,7271044.4%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.