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.
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Beltsville, MD. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Beltsville, MD being 126, that puts it 5% higher than the average of Maryland and 26% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Beltsville, MD, the price of goods and services are 12% higher than the average of Maryland as well as 23% higher than the nation's average.
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The cost of living in Beltsville is 5% higher than the Maryland average.
The cost of living in Beltsville is 26% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Beltsville is 46% 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 affordability of the housing market in Beltsville, 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 Beltsville, MD homeowners, the median income is $88,770. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,071 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $60,544. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,413 used for their rent related monthly costs.
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One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Beltsville, 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%.
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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.