One of the major benefits of living in Northern New England is that it costs less to live than in the major urban areas. The ACCRA/Cost-of-Living Index is the premier way to discover the “real” value of your income from place-to-place.
However, keep in mind that even this index is limited to the three major cities of Northern New England–Portland, Maine, Manchester, New Hampshire and Burlington, Vermont. As such, cost-of-living in the country-side–which is most of Northern New England–is lower than in the urban areas.
Give it a try and convince yourself that Northern New England is a great place to live!