Deale 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.
IndexDealeMarylandNational
Cost of living index130115100
IndexDealeMarylandNational
Goods & Services index9891100
Groceries index112112100
Health care index9488100
Housing index191154100
Transportation index121108100
Utilities index9899100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Deale, MD is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Deale, MD enjoy a cost of living index of 130. This index is 13% higher than the Maryland average, and 30% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Deale, MD, the average cost of goods and services is 7% higher than it is in Maryland, and it is 2% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Deale is 13% higher than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Deale is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Deale is 91% 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$105,625$8,802$2,464$3,169
Renters$78,077$6,506$1,822$2,343
The affordability of the housing market in Deale, MD as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Deale, MD homeowners, the median income is $105,625. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,464 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $78,077. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,822 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Maryland2%5.75%
When assessing the complete cost of living in Deale, MD, the Maryland income tax and the Maryland sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Maryland maximum surtax is 6%, and the Maryland sales tax is 6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75% in Maryland.

Goods & Services

ItemDealeNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $53.25$34.6853.5%
Toothpaste $2.24$2.479.4%
Shampoo $1.02$1.020.2%
Movie $12.71$9.8728.8%
Bowling $5.38$4.3922.5%

Groceries

ItemDealeNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.49$4.4822.0%
Fried Chicken $1.66$1.4613.4%
Milk $2.68$2.3613.7%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0620.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.29$8.637.6%

Health Care

ItemDealeNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.50$99.7826.3%
Doctor $87.20$105.0317.0%
Dentist $86.40$88.702.6%
Ibuprofen $11.38$9.4120.9%
Lipitor $293.64$298.501.6%

Housing

ItemDealeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $354,500.00$175,700.00101.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,743.63$1,081.03153.8%
Apartment Rent $1,541.00$920.0067.5%

Transportation

ItemDealeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.59$2.0923.8%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%

Utilities

ItemDealeNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$167.80$170.801.8%
Phone $27.32$28.263.3%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Upper Marlboro, MD6461066%
Tilghman Island, MD97111212%
Marlton, MD9,46011818%
North Beach, MD2,18312020%
Marlboro Village, MD10,04612020%
Deale, MD5,05713030%

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Bellingham, MA5,05512626%
Pingree Grove, IL5,0621044%
Deale, MD5,05713030%
Source: The Deale, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.