Dames Quarter 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.
IndexDames QuarterMarylandNational
Cost of living index87115100
IndexDames QuarterMarylandNational
Goods & Services index10791100
Groceries index107112100
Health care index10288100
Housing index39154100
Transportation index101108100
Utilities index11499100

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  • The cost of living in Dames Quarter is 25% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Dames Quarter is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dames Quarter is 61% 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$13,889$1,157$324$417
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

ItemDames QuarterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$14.5910.9%
Beauty Salon $37.50$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $2.98$2.4720.5%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $3.99$4.399.1%

Groceries

ItemDames QuarterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.59$4.482.5%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $1.95$2.3617.3%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.74$8.631.2%

Health Care

ItemDames QuarterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $135.00$99.7835.3%
Doctor $87.50$105.0316.7%
Dentist $92.50$88.704.3%
Ibuprofen $10.46$9.4111.1%
Lipitor $320.25$298.507.3%

Housing

ItemDames QuarterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $68,800.00$175,700.0060.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $825.43$1,081.0323.6%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemDames QuarterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$2.090.1%
Tire Balancing $47.50$45.294.9%

Utilities

ItemDames QuarterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$204.71$170.8019.9%
Phone $29.95$28.266.0%
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.
Nanticoke Acres, MD1671077%
Allen, MD881077%
Waterview, MD311077%
Quantico, MD1101077%
Frenchtown-Rumbly, MD291077%
Dames Quarter, MD17787-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Whiterocks, UT17771-29%
Grand View, WI17793-7%
Dodson, TX17770-30%
Chapman, PA1771044%
Maple Falls, WA17711414%
Dames Quarter, MD17787-13%
Source: The Dames Quarter, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.