Shaft 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.
IndexShaftMarylandNational
Cost of living index84120100
IndexShaftMarylandNational
Goods & Services index105109100
Groceries index97111100
Health care index10293100
Housing index47150100
Transportation index90104100
Utilities index93104100

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  • The cost of living in Shaft is 30% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Shaft is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shaft is 53% 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$71,250$5,938$1,662$2,138
Renters$0$0$0$0

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemShaftNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.25$16.0936.3%
Beauty Salon $30.92$37.3317.2%
Toothpaste $2.94$2.4520.1%
Shampoo $1.28$1.0027.6%
Movie $9.75$10.285.2%
Bowling $5.00$4.931.4%

Groceries

ItemShaftNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$3.800.9%
Fried Chicken $1.50$1.407.6%
Milk $1.91$2.015.0%
Potatoes $2.73$3.019.3%
Pizza $10.50$9.896.2%
Beer $9.62$8.908.1%

Health Care

ItemShaftNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $89.67$102.1612.2%
Doctor $107.00$108.361.3%
Dentist $100.42$92.538.5%
Ibuprofen $9.66$9.284.1%
Lipitor $418.31$425.821.8%

Housing

ItemShaftNational avg.Difference
Home Price $87,400.00$184,700.0052.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,186.07$1,202.441.4%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemShaftNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.16$2.243.6%
Tire Balancing $36.33$46.2921.5%

Utilities

ItemShaftNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$152.90$165.967.9%
Phone $27.03$28.685.8%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Clarysville, MD331000%
National, MD721000%
Danville, MD4671000%
Nikep, MD5099-1%
Klondike, MD1461000%
Shaft, MD40384-16%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Blue Berry Hill, TX40379-21%
Gorst, WA40312020%
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Newtok, AK4031000%
Noatak, AK40311818%
Shaft, MD40384-16%
Source: The Shaft, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.