According to The US Social Security Administration the cost of living has increased a total of 29.1% (compounded
33.12%) from 2005 to 2018.

This page is going to study the same period as it relates to Newton Illinois city government spending.
Fair Cash Value increased 13.49%
Cost of Living has increased 33.12%
City Tax Rate has increased 38.51%
City Tax Bill has increased 57.13%
Population decreased 7.7% (3069 to 2849)
from 200 to 2010
2005 City Budget
2018 City Budget
2005 City Budget
Per capita
2018 City Budget
Per capita
Saint Marie IL.
Payable 2005 Tax rate .2490
Payable 2018 Tax rate  .337
Population decreased 6.5% (261 to 244) from 200 to 2010

Newtons tax rate is a whopping 681% of St Marie