Bloomington 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.
IndexBloomingtonMarylandNational
Cost of living index82120100
IndexBloomingtonMarylandNational
Goods & Services index100104100
Groceries index101113100
Health care index9292100
Housing index47154100
Transportation index97106100
Utilities index88103100

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  • The cost of living in Bloomington is 31% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Bloomington is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bloomington is 53% lower 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$62,639$5,220$1,461$1,879
Renters$0$0$0$0

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemBloomingtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.75$15.5618.1%
Beauty Salon $32.72$36.119.4%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.3%
Shampoo $0.94$0.962.2%
Movie $10.20$10.130.7%
Bowling $4.17$4.7412.0%

Groceries

ItemBloomingtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.19$3.985.2%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.413.8%
Milk $2.05$2.060.8%
Potatoes $3.45$2.9815.8%
Pizza $9.00$9.475.0%
Beer $8.55$8.792.8%

Health Care

ItemBloomingtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$101.0411.3%
Doctor $96.00$107.4410.6%
Dentist $77.00$90.4214.8%
Ibuprofen $8.91$9.283.9%
Lipitor $443.98$426.504.1%

Housing

ItemBloomingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $82,400.00$175,700.0053.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,082.34$1,133.234.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBloomingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$1.996.9%
Tire Balancing $33.51$45.7626.8%

Utilities

ItemBloomingtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$129.76$163.8120.8%
Phone $28.66$28.391.0%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Nikep, MD7297-3%
Bier, MD19499-1%
Ocean, MD999-1%
Detmold, MD19299-1%
Swanton, MD4997-3%
Bloomington, MD23682-18%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sunbury, NC23611414%
Friendship, AR23693-7%
Sheep Springs, NM23684-16%
Endicott, WA23686-14%
Wingate, IN23680-20%
Bloomington, MD23682-18%
Source: The Bloomington, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.