Travilah 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.
IndexTravilahMarylandNational
Cost of living index208115100
IndexTravilahMarylandNational
Goods & Services index9291100
Groceries index113112100
Health care index8688100
Housing index463154100
Transportation index108108100
Utilities index10199100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Travilah, MD is displayed above. In Travilah, MD, the overall cost of living index is 208, which is 81% higher than the Maryland average and 108% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Travilah, MD, the city's goods and services are 1% higher than the Maryland average and 8% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Travilah is 81% higher than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Travilah is 108% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Travilah is 363% 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$213,370$17,781$4,978$6,402
Renters$72,031$6,003$1,681$2,161
The affordability of the housing market in Travilah, MD as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Travilah, MD homeowners, the median income is $213,370. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $4,978 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $72,031. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,681 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Maryland2%5.75%
For those who live in Travilah, 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

ItemTravilahNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.75$14.597.9%
Beauty Salon $47.00$34.6835.5%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.94$9.8721.0%
Bowling $5.30$4.3920.7%

Groceries

ItemTravilahNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.99$4.4833.2%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.468.6%
Milk $2.65$2.3612.4%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0620.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.59$8.630.5%

Health Care

ItemTravilahNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.67$99.7828.2%
Doctor $64.00$105.0339.1%
Dentist $81.75$88.707.8%
Ibuprofen $10.83$9.4115.1%
Lipitor $293.64$298.501.6%

Housing

ItemTravilahNational avg.Difference
Home Price $1,202,900.00$175,700.00584.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,313.93$1,081.03114.0%
Apartment Rent $1,973.00$920.00114.5%

Transportation

ItemTravilahNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.099.0%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemTravilahNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.68$170.804.6%
Phone $26.86$28.264.9%
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.
Langley Park, MD21,3181066%
Chillum, MD36,68411111%
Leisure World, MD9,0891088%
Montgomery Village, MD33,02711515%
Woodlawn CDP (Fairfax County), VA20,81111515%
Travilah, MD11,989208108%

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Hasbrouck Heights, NJ11,98915353%
Parker, SC11,98788-12%
Wilton Manors, FL11,99411111%
Jensen Beach, FL12,0001022%
Summerfield, MD11,9701088%
Travilah, MD11,989208108%
Source: The Travilah, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.