Mitchellville 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.
IndexMitchellvilleMarylandNational
Cost of living index141120100
IndexMitchellvilleMarylandNational
Goods & Services index121104100
Groceries index117113100
Health care index9892100
Housing index199154100
Transportation index104106100
Utilities index119103100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Mitchellville, MD is shown above. Compared to the state average of Maryland the cost of living index in Mitchellville, MD is 141, which is 18% higher than the average in Maryland and compared to the national average it is 41% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Mitchellville, MD goods and services come in at 17% higher than the average in Maryland and are 21% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in Mitchellville is 18% higher than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Mitchellville is 41% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mitchellville is 99% 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$119,484$9,957$2,788$3,585
Renters$93,304$7,775$2,177$2,799
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Mitchellville, MD, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Mitchellville, MD, the median monthly income is $119,484 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,788 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $93,304, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $2,177 on monthly rental expenses.

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Maryland2%5.75%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Mitchellville, MD you will want to make sure you consider both the Maryland sales tax and the Maryland income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Maryland is 6%, with the highest surtax being 6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Maryland have a range from 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemMitchellvilleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.00$15.5628.5%
Beauty Salon $70.00$36.1193.9%
Toothpaste $3.58$2.4744.7%
Shampoo $1.42$0.9647.5%
Movie $13.33$10.1331.7%
Bowling $5.45$4.7415.1%

Groceries

ItemMitchellvilleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$3.985.3%
Fried Chicken $2.26$1.4160.4%
Milk $2.39$2.0615.8%
Potatoes $3.82$2.9828.2%
Pizza $10.12$9.476.9%
Beer $9.99$8.7913.6%

Health Care

ItemMitchellvilleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $72.00$101.0428.7%
Doctor $93.50$107.4413.0%
Dentist $92.67$90.422.5%
Ibuprofen $9.99$9.287.7%
Lipitor $463.06$426.508.6%

Housing

ItemMitchellvilleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $335,400.00$175,700.0090.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,777.28$1,133.23145.1%
Apartment Rent $2,001.00$920.00117.5%

Transportation

ItemMitchellvilleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$1.990.6%
Tire Balancing $51.67$45.7612.9%

Utilities

ItemMitchellvilleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$223.39$163.8136.4%
Phone $27.32$28.393.8%
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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Cottage City, MD1,0701088%
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Capitol Heights, MD4,45211414%
Silver Hill, MD5,33511414%
Seat Pleasant, MD4,65611414%
Mitchellville, MD10,81914141%

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Mitchellville, MD10,81914141%
Source: The Mitchellville, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.