Forest Heights 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.
IndexForest HeightsMarylandNational
Cost of living index117120100
IndexForest HeightsMarylandNational
Goods & Services index113104100
Groceries index106113100
Health care index10792100
Housing index132154100
Transportation index114106100
Utilities index102103100

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  • The cost of living in Forest Heights is 3% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Forest Heights is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Forest Heights is 32% 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$68,068$5,672$1,588$2,042
Renters$52,337$4,361$1,221$1,570

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemForest HeightsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.06$15.5635.3%
Beauty Salon $68.19$36.1188.9%
Toothpaste $2.99$2.4720.9%
Shampoo $1.19$0.9623.0%
Movie $12.77$10.1326.1%
Bowling $5.45$4.7415.1%

Groceries

ItemForest HeightsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.75$3.985.9%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4119.4%
Milk $2.31$2.0612.1%
Potatoes $3.06$2.982.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $9.89$8.7912.5%

Health Care

ItemForest HeightsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.58$101.044.4%
Doctor $119.88$107.4411.6%
Dentist $99.36$90.429.9%
Ibuprofen $9.73$9.284.8%
Lipitor $426.15$426.500.1%

Housing

ItemForest HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $191,800.00$175,700.009.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,535.22$1,133.23123.7%
Apartment Rent $1,716.00$920.0086.5%

Transportation

ItemForest HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.999.8%
Tire Balancing $57.10$45.7624.8%

Utilities

ItemForest HeightsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.21$163.8113.8%
Phone $34.95$28.3923.1%
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.
Woodlawn, VA2,08294-6%
Potomac Heights, MD1,12599-1%
Cedarville, MD610100-0%
Cottage City, MD1,0701088%
Belle Haven, VA3761033%
Forest Heights, MD2,49611717%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Versailles, MO2,49682-18%
Shorewood Forest, IN2,49513232%
Fulton, KY2,49779-21%
Lake Nacimiento, CA2,49713030%
Phoenix, NY2,49790-10%
Forest Heights, MD2,49611717%
Source: The Forest Heights, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.