Brooklyn Park 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.
IndexBrooklyn ParkMarylandNational
Cost of living index104115100
IndexBrooklyn ParkMarylandNational
Goods & Services index9191100
Groceries index111112100
Health care index9088100
Housing index117154100
Transportation index109108100
Utilities index9799100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Brooklyn Park, MD cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Brooklyn Park, MD is 104, which is 10% lower than the Maryland average and 4% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Brooklyn Park, MD are 1% lower than the Maryland average and 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Brooklyn Park is 10% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Brooklyn Park is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Brooklyn Park 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$61,635$5,136$1,438$1,849
Renters$41,696$3,475$973$1,251
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Brooklyn Park, MD as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Brooklyn Park, MD homeowners, is $61,635. This would allow for a maximum of $1,438 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $41,696 which would result in a maximum of $973 to be spent on rental costs.

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Maryland2%5.75%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Brooklyn Park, MD you will want to make sure you consider both the Maryland sales tax and the Maryland income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Maryland is 6%, with the highest surtax being 6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Maryland have a range from 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemBrooklyn ParkNational 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

ItemBrooklyn ParkNational 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

ItemBrooklyn ParkNational 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

ItemBrooklyn ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $200,300.00$175,700.0014.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,575.45$1,081.0345.7%
Apartment Rent $1,142.00$920.0024.1%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemBrooklyn ParkNational 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.
Dundalk, MD62,18696-4%
Baltimore, MD622,27196-4%
Middle River, MD26,65298-2%
Lansdowne, MD8,71498-2%
Essex, MD37,38099-1%
Brooklyn Park, MD14,1361044%

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Lady Lake, FL14,13893-7%
Whitefish Bay, WI14,13211919%
Rocky Point, NY14,14513434%
Fairview, NJ14,12615252%
Brooklyn Park, MD14,1361044%
Source: The Brooklyn Park, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.