Maine came in as the third lowest state to make a living according to MoneyRates.com. The biggest negative for Maine is workplace accidents, illnesses and injuries. Maine tied for the highest in the nation.
Money Rates.com just released their analysis of the best states to make a living for 2015. The rankings were based on average wages, state tax rates, cost of living and the unemployment rate. The rankings also factored workplace safety and that was a big factor with where Maine finished on the list.
Maine gas prices were essentially unchanged this week. They dropped about a half a cent per gallon this week and are averaging statewide at $2.79 per gallon. Nationally, the gas prices have dropped one cent per gallon for an average of $2.76 per gallon.
Maine gas prices dropped about 1.5 cents per gallon this past week. The statewide average is now at $2.79 cents per gallon. Nationally the average price also went down about one cent per gallon for an average of $2.77.
It could be a sign that gas prices are peaking right now, as gas prices nationally dipped almost two cents a gallon for an average of $2.79 per gallon. However, in Maine, gas prices were up almost two cents a gallon this past week for a statewide average of $2.81.
The experts keep tell us that gas prices have peaked and to expect them to drop, well we are still waiting! Another week of higher gas prices both in Maine and across the country. This week saw gas prices spike up another four cents per gallon in Maine, for a statewide average of $2.78.
You might have noticed signs at your local supermarket explaining why egg prices are higher. In fact, egg prices at some supermarkets have tripled in the past few weeks. Why are the prices going up so much?
It's hard to believe that gas prices were down to $2 a gallon earlier in 2015, this week gas prices in Maine are averaging $2.74 per gallon. That is two cents per gallon higher than last week, according to GasBuddy.com.