Betterton 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.
IndexBettertonMarylandNational
Cost of living index103115100
IndexBettertonMarylandNational
Goods & Services index9191100
Groceries index111112100
Health care index9088100
Housing index117154100
Transportation index109108100
Utilities index9799100

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  • The cost of living in Betterton is 10% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Betterton is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Betterton is 17% higher than the national average.
  • Maryland general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Maryland state income tax is 10% lower 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$54,375$4,531$1,269$1,631
Renters$44,375$3,698$1,035$1,331

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Maryland2%5.75%

Goods & Services

ItemBettertonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.75$14.597.9%
Beauty Salon $43.00$34.6824.0%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4713.9%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $10.81$9.879.5%
Bowling $5.30$4.3920.7%

Groceries

ItemBettertonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.49$4.4822.0%
Fried Chicken $1.57$1.467.2%
Milk $2.59$2.369.9%
Potatoes $3.89$3.0627.1%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.49$8.631.7%

Health Care

ItemBettertonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $67.49$99.7832.4%
Doctor $80.00$105.0323.8%
Dentist $81.75$88.707.8%
Ibuprofen $10.58$9.4112.4%
Lipitor $293.64$298.501.6%

Housing

ItemBettertonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $219,400.00$175,700.0024.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,575.45$1,081.0345.7%
Apartment Rent $900.00$920.002.2%

Transportation

ItemBettertonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.099.0%
Tire Balancing $48.80$45.297.8%

Utilities

ItemBettertonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.30$170.806.7%
Phone $28.67$28.261.5%
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.
Sudlersville, MD41199-1%
Bel Air, MD1,11994-6%
Butlertown, MD35694-6%
Edesville, MD14595-5%
Cecilton, MD6751066%
Betterton, MD3371033%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Skidmore, MO33778-22%
Easton, KS33780-20%
Deercroft, NC33712727%
Buckingham, IL33791-9%
Collegeville, IN33794-6%
Betterton, MD3371033%
Source: The Betterton, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.