Walker Mill 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.
IndexWalker MillMarylandNational
Cost of living index109115100
IndexWalker MillMarylandNational
Goods & Services index9891100
Groceries index112112100
Health care index9488100
Housing index123154100
Transportation index121108100
Utilities index9899100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Walker Mill, MD cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Maryland and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Walker Mill, MD is 109, which is 5% lower than the Maryland average and 9% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Walker Mill, MD are 7% higher than the average for Maryland and 2% lower than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Walker Mill is 5% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Walker Mill is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Walker Mill is 23% 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$75,938$6,328$1,772$2,278
Renters$36,726$3,061$857$1,102
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Walker Mill, MD as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Walker Mill, MD homeowners, is $75,938. This would allow for a maximum of $1,772 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $36,726 which would result in a maximum of $857 to be spent on rental costs.

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Maryland2%5.75%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Walker Mill, MD is the Maryland sales tax and Maryland income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Maryland sales tax rate is 6% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Maryland income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemWalker MillNational 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%

Groceries

ItemWalker MillNational 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

ItemWalker MillNational 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%

Housing

ItemWalker MillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $219,900.00$175,700.0025.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,743.63$1,081.03153.8%
Apartment Rent $1,088.00$920.0018.3%

Transportation

ItemWalker MillNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.59$2.0923.8%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%

Utilities

ItemWalker MillNational 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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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Woodlawn, VA2,08286-14%
Cottage City, MD1,07099-1%
Belle Haven, VA37695-5%
Capitol Heights, MD4,4521055%
Silver Hill, MD5,3351055%
Walker Mill, MD11,0011099%

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Walker Mill, MD11,0011099%
Source: The Walker Mill, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.