Temple Hills 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.
IndexTemple HillsMarylandNational
Cost of living index112115100
IndexTemple HillsMarylandNational
Goods & Services index9891100
Groceries index112112100
Health care index9488100
Housing index133154100
Transportation index121108100
Utilities index9899100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Temple Hills, MD cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Temple Hills, MD is 112, which is 2% lower than the Maryland average and 12% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Temple Hills, MD are 7% higher than the Maryland average and 2% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Temple Hills is 2% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Temple Hills is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Temple Hills is 33% 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Temple Hills, MD to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Temple Hills, MD, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Temple Hills, MD salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Temple Hills, MD, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Temple Hills, MD homeowners have a median income of $87,650. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $2,045 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $53,807, which means there is a maximum of $1,255 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Maryland Sales Tax

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Maryland Income Tax

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For those who live in Temple Hills, MD and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Maryland income tax rate and the Maryland sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Maryland, the sales tax is 6%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 6%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Maryland, the income tax rate ranges between 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemTemple HillsNational 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%


ItemTemple HillsNational 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

ItemTemple HillsNational 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%


ItemTemple HillsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $229,500.00$175,700.0030.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,743.63$1,081.03153.8%
Apartment Rent $1,276.00$920.0038.7%


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


ItemTemple HillsNational 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.

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Temple Hills, MD8,06911212%

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Source: The Temple Hills, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.