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Overall 11%
Goods & Services 5%
Housing 25%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexCheswolde AreaBaltimoreMaryland
Cost of living111100121
Goods & Services105105108
Groceries116116119
Health care848486
Housing12589150
Transportation102102108
Utilities104104108

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Cheswolde Area is 8% lower than the Baltimore average
  • The cost of living in Cheswolde Area is 11% higher than the national average
  • Cheswolde Area housing is 25% 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)
      Household$65,849$5,487$1,536$1,976

      Maryland Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Maryland6%6%

      Maryland Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemBaltimoreNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $21.67$17.4923.9%
      Beauty Salon $57.50$38.1750.6%
      Toothpaste $5.64$2.32143.0%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
      Movie $13.19$10.7223.0%
      Bowling $20.00$13.8644.3%

      Groceries

      ItemBaltimoreNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.32$3.9010.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.60$1.4014.6%
      Milk $2.39$1.9621.8%
      Potatoes $4.32$3.1835.7%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $9.19$9.230.4%

      Health Care

      ItemBaltimoreNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $82.95$106.3422.0%
      Doctor $93.69$115.2518.7%
      Dentist $84.98$98.3813.6%
      Ibuprofen $8.99$9.262.9%
      Lipitor $370.40$466.4720.6%

      Housing

      ItemBaltimoreNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $153,000.00$184,700.0017.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,602.22$1,273.3225.8%
      Apartment Rent $974.00$949.002.6%

      Transportation

      ItemBaltimoreNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.54$2.591.9%
      Tire Balancing $54.77$48.9012.0%

      Utilities

      ItemBaltimoreNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$173.73$167.603.7%
      Phone $189.30$163.4215.8%
      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.
      Dundalk, MD62,3371000%
      Lansdowne, MD8,3651022%
      Middle River, MD26,6311022%
      Essex, MD38,9551033%
      Baltimore Highlands, MD7,5461044%
      Baltimore, MD621,0001000%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Portland, OR620,58912727%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,01588-12%
      Las Vegas, NV613,29599-1%
      Louisville, KY611,57393-7%
      Milwaukee, WI598,67288-12%
      Baltimore, MD621,0001000%
      Source: The Cheswolde Area, Baltimore, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.