Huntingtown 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.
IndexHuntingtownMarylandNational
Cost of living index145115100
IndexHuntingtownMarylandNational
Goods & Services index9891100
Groceries index112112100
Health care index9488100
Housing index241154100
Transportation index121108100
Utilities index9899100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Huntingtown, MD cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Maryland and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Huntingtown, MD is 145, which is 26% higher than the Maryland average and 45% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Huntingtown, MD are 7% higher than the average for Maryland and 2% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Huntingtown is 26% higher than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Huntingtown is 45% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Huntingtown is 141% 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$142,907$11,909$3,334$4,288
Renters$0$0$0$0
The affordability of the housing market in Huntingtown, 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 Huntingtown, MD homeowners, the median income is $142,907. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $3,334 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $0. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $0 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Huntingtown, MD is the Maryland sales tax and Maryland income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Maryland sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Maryland income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemHuntingtownNational 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

ItemHuntingtownNational 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

ItemHuntingtownNational 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

ItemHuntingtownNational avg.Difference
Home Price $422,800.00$175,700.00140.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,743.63$1,081.03153.8%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemHuntingtownNational 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%
Woodlawn CDP (Prince George's County), MD7,4391055%
Eagle Harbor, MD4211111%
Melwood, MD2,72011616%
Huntingtown, MD3,84014545%

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South Russell, OH3,84011818%
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Laurel, DE3,84297-3%
Fairbury, IL3,84289-11%
Huntingtown, MD3,84014545%
Source: The Huntingtown, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.