Paramount-Long Meadow 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.
IndexParamount-Long MeadowMarylandNational
Cost of living index112115100
IndexParamount-Long MeadowMarylandNational
Goods & Services index10891100
Groceries index100112100
Health care index9988100
Housing index136154100
Transportation index94108100
Utilities index9499100

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  • The cost of living in Paramount-Long Meadow is 3% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Paramount-Long Meadow is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Paramount-Long Meadow is 36% 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$103,350$8,613$2,411$3,101
Renters$72,734$6,061$1,697$2,182

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemParamount-Long MeadowNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.20$14.5930.1%
Beauty Salon $30.00$34.6813.5%
Toothpaste $3.99$2.4761.3%
Shampoo $1.27$1.0224.3%
Movie $8.67$9.8712.1%
Bowling $4.50$4.392.5%

Groceries

ItemParamount-Long MeadowNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.51$4.480.7%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.463.7%
Milk $2.37$2.360.6%
Potatoes $3.19$3.064.2%
Pizza $9.25$9.240.1%
Beer $8.98$8.634.0%

Health Care

ItemParamount-Long MeadowNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $86.50$99.7813.3%
Doctor $104.33$105.030.7%
Dentist $98.50$88.7011.0%
Ibuprofen $9.82$9.414.3%
Lipitor $241.66$298.5019.0%

Housing

ItemParamount-Long MeadowNational avg.Difference
Home Price $267,400.00$175,700.0052.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,057.42$1,081.032.2%
Apartment Rent $893.00$920.002.9%

Transportation

ItemParamount-Long MeadowNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.13$2.091.9%
Tire Balancing $32.59$45.2928.0%

Utilities

ItemParamount-Long MeadowNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.12$170.808.0%
Phone $27.03$28.264.3%
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.
Reid, MD291022%
Kemps Mill, MD861022%
Fairview, MD01022%
Bakersville, MD01022%
Eakles Mill, MD01022%
Paramount-Long Meadow, MD2,40711212%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Georgetown-Quitman County, GA2,40777-23%
Morgantown, KY2,40778-22%
Mackinaw, IL2,40790-10%
Lesslie, SC2,40896-4%
Uvalde Estates, TX2,40881-19%
Paramount-Long Meadow, MD2,40711212%
Source: The Paramount-Long Meadow, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.