Hampton 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.
IndexHamptonMarylandNational
Cost of living index138115100
IndexHamptonMarylandNational
Goods & Services index9191100
Groceries index111112100
Health care index9088100
Housing index232154100
Transportation index109108100
Utilities index9799100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Hampton, MD is displayed above. In Hampton, MD, the overall cost of living index is 138, which is 20% higher than the Maryland average and 38% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Hampton, MD, the city's goods and services are 1% lower than the Maryland average and 9% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Hampton is 20% higher than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Hampton is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hampton is 132% 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$119,946$9,996$2,799$3,599
Renters$87,500$7,292$2,042$2,625
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Hampton, 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 Hampton, MD homeowners, is $119,946. This would allow for a maximum of $2,799 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $87,500 which would result in a maximum of $2,042 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 assessing the complete cost of living in Hampton, 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

ItemHamptonNational 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

ItemHamptonNational 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

ItemHamptonNational 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

ItemHamptonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $418,000.00$175,700.00137.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,575.45$1,081.0345.7%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemHamptonNational 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.
Bel Air, MD1,11994-6%
Dundalk, MD62,18696-4%
Baltimore, MD622,27196-4%
Middle River, MD26,65298-2%
Lansdowne, MD8,71498-2%
Hampton, MD4,96813838%

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Potomac Mills, VA4,96711919%
Desloge, MO4,96987-13%
Greenbrier, AR4,97092-8%
Long View, NC4,96687-13%
King George, VA4,9711088%
Hampton, MD4,96813838%
Source: The Hampton, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.