Potomac Heights 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.
IndexPotomac HeightsMarylandNational
Cost of living index99120100
IndexPotomac HeightsMarylandNational
Goods & Services index113104100
Groceries index106113100
Health care index10792100
Housing index73154100
Transportation index114106100
Utilities index102103100

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  • The cost of living in Potomac Heights is 18% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Potomac Heights is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Potomac Heights is 27% lower 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$42,151$3,513$983$1,265
Renters$18,750$1,563$437$563

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemPotomac HeightsNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.06$15.5635.3%
Beauty Salon $68.19$36.1188.9%
Toothpaste $2.99$2.4720.9%
Shampoo $1.19$0.9623.0%
Movie $12.77$10.1326.1%
Bowling $5.45$4.7415.1%

Groceries

ItemPotomac HeightsNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.75$3.985.9%
Fried Chicken $1.68$1.4119.4%
Milk $2.31$2.0612.1%
Potatoes $3.06$2.982.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $9.89$8.7912.5%

Health Care

ItemPotomac HeightsNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $96.58$101.044.4%
Doctor $119.88$107.4411.6%
Dentist $99.36$90.429.9%
Ibuprofen $9.73$9.284.8%
Lipitor $426.15$426.500.1%

Housing

ItemPotomac HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $106,500.00$175,700.0039.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,535.22$1,133.23123.7%
Apartment Rent $925.00$920.000.5%

Transportation

ItemPotomac HeightsNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.19$1.999.8%
Tire Balancing $57.10$45.7624.8%

Utilities

ItemPotomac HeightsNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.21$163.8113.8%
Phone $34.95$28.3923.1%
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.
Port Tobacco Village, MD511010%
Woodlawn, VA2,08294-6%
Boswell's Corner, VA1,41695-5%
Belle Haven, VA3761033%
Dumfries, VA5,1221088%
Potomac Heights, MD1,12599-1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Yorkville, OH1,12580-20%
Ipswich, SD1,12586-14%
Bronson, FL1,12585-15%
Norvelt, PA1,12589-11%
Roseville, IL1,12577-23%
Potomac Heights, MD1,12599-1%
Source: The Potomac Heights, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.