Friendship 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.
IndexFriendshipMarylandNational
Cost of living index133115100
IndexFriendshipMarylandNational
Goods & Services index9891100
Groceries index112112100
Health care index9488100
Housing index201154100
Transportation index121108100
Utilities index9899100

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  • The cost of living in Friendship is 15% higher than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Friendship is 33% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Friendship is 101% 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$78,750$6,563$1,837$2,363
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

ItemFriendshipNational 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

ItemFriendshipNational 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

ItemFriendshipNational 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

ItemFriendshipNational avg.Difference
Home Price $352,900.00$175,700.00100.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,743.63$1,081.03153.8%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemFriendshipNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cedarville, MD61095-5%
Upper Marlboro, MD6461066%
Eagle Harbor, MD4211111%
Glenarden, MD6,14511111%
Tilghman Island, MD97111212%
Friendship, MD28713333%

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Daviston, AL28786-14%
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Wellsville, PA28795-5%
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Friendship, MD28713333%
Source: The Friendship, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.