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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Maryland 2020

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  • Cumberland, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,290
  • I first went to Cumberland in 1991. I ended up there as a 21 year old hitch-hiker who was passing through. I stayed at the rescue mission, and ended up becoming friends with several people there, who…[read more]
52
  • Cresaptown, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,002
64
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,325
  • Hagerstown is located in Washington County, Maryland and is the county seat. Hagerstown is a relatively small city (population: 40,452 Census 2010), so you get the beauty and serenity of country life,…[read more]
72
  • Frostburg, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,718
59
  • Halfway, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,072
  • After living in Halfway, Maryland for just over 3 years, I am sad to say I will be leaving the moment I have saved enough money to do so. I have never seen a community go downhill as quickly as Halfway…[read more]
63
  • Dundalk, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,337
  • I visited Dundalk, MD in the summer of 2008, when my family spent the fourth of July there. I will have to admit that at first when I was told that we were going to spend time there, I was not overly…[read more]
57
  • Baltimore, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 621,000
  • This place is full of garbage and crime. The city of Baltimore will drain you of everything you own when you first move here through parking tickets and speeding camera tickets in areas where the speed…[read more]
75
  • Brunswick, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,101
51
  • Lansdowne, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,365
61
  • Middle River, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,631
  • Middle River is a suburb right outside of Baltimore. Safety and crime is an issue here, but I have never had any issues. I do recommend getting an alarm on your car or house and taking the necessary…[read more]
54
  • Edgewood, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,303
  • This town has a lot of problems. We have violence, drug issues, and tensions at a 10/10!!! Not much employment available but in a convenient location being less than two hours away from: Baltimore, D.C.,…[read more]
63
  • Essex, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,955
  • Though I never lived in Essex, I went to school there. It is a great neighborhood that is pleasant to look at, has some of the nicest people in the state, and is only a few minutes drive from White Marsh…[read more]
46
  • Cambridge, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,552
  • This city is controlled by a white male, very staunchly rooted conservatism which continually seeks to profit the real estate owners of the city, rather than the local inhabitants. Rampant and flagrant…[read more]
61
  • Baltimore Highlands, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,546
63
  • Aberdeen, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,361
  • I totally enjoy living in Aberdeen, Maryland. This peaceful yet engaging city has been a great home for me and my family. The city is just thirty miles north of Baltimore which allows me to escape to big…[read more]
49
  • Salisbury, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,338
  • Salisbury is a living nightmare of a town that haunts you with the only way out being to escape from it. And even if you escape from it, it’ll still haunt you until you sever all ties with it. And when…[read more]
58
  • Chestertown, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,122
62
  • Lochearn, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,878
  • Lochearn is close to everything and has public transportation. We have a very low crime rate and people are generally nice. We don't have a lot to do here, but I don't mind because I love the peace and…[read more]
66
  • Parkville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,562
  • Parkville, Maryland provides several activities that you, your family and friends are sure to enjoy. Whether you want to spend more time in nature or want to explore new restaurants, you'll find…[read more]
62
  • Rosedale, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,641
  • Rosedale, MD was originally a plantation and farming community. The total area is 7.1 square miles. Rosedale is 9.2 miles from Baltimore. The transportation system is very good in and around Rosedale,…[read more]
68
  • Overlea, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,725
  • Living in Overlea, MD is... interesting. We do have lots of great amenities around town to offer in terms of restaurants, shopping, and other great things available to us. Beyond that? Employment is just…[read more]
64
  • Brooklyn Park, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,159
  • What can I say about Brooklyn Park? Fair weather, nice community, a heavy population of Baltimore Ravens fans. We sure do love our football games, it is an element that brings the community together.…[read more]
68
  • Milford Mill, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,650
  • Milford Mill, in general, remains decent place to live. There’s a lot of amenities I think can serve anyone thinking of moving here. For example, there are plenty of shops, stores, restaurants, gyms and…[read more]
70
  • Woodlawn, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,685
  • Woodlawn, MD is a calm, serene area that is near lots of shopping. I shopped at the Security Square Mall where there is plenty of stores to chose from. When I became hungry, I headed on over to the…[read more]
74
  • Hampstead, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,352
59
  • Woodlawn CDP (Prince George's County), MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,873
61
  • Fruitland, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,151
67
  • Riverside, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,226
59
  • Glassmanor, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,608
  • At one time, Glassmanor, MD was one of the urban outskirts of Washington, DC that seemed to be forgotten. Development was almost non-existent and the existing buildings were deteriorating. That was…[read more]
65
  • Hillcrest Heights, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,178
  • The quality of the housing is pretty nice. The cost is pretty reasonable. I really like that it has nice well-guarded neighborhoods. Real estate prices are affordable, and you can do a lot of business…[read more]
71
  • Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,811
71
  • Arbutus, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,455
  • Arbutus, Maryland is a town that sits on the outskirts of a big city like Baltimore, Maryland but retains its identity as a suburb. Arbutus may have a population of 20 thousand plus residents, but there…[read more]
67
  • Robinwood, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,882
65
  • Westminster, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,665
  • Living in Westminster was uneventful and peaceful. It's a small college town in a rural area. There isn't much of a nightlife in the town but they do have events sometimes, like jazz festivals. Many view…[read more]
66
  • Taneytown, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,755
69
  • Randallstown, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,725
  • I've been living in Randallstown, Maryland, for a couple years now due to my job. It's a fairly small city, with a few areas it could improve on. The downtown area has a basic bus system which will get…[read more]
69
  • Reisterstown, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,401
  • I have lived in Reisterstown, MD for over ten years. I love this town because it is quiet and very serene. We have easy access to almost anything you could think of. It doesn’t matter what diet you…[read more]
62
  • Rossville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,891
  • If you know anyone who's looking for a nice area in Maryland to move to, or if you happen to be looking yourself, do yourself a favor and steer clear of Rossville. Living in Roseville is a punishment I…[read more]
62
  • Lexington Park, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,678
  • Lexington Park, Maryland is the town that I have called home for the last 3 years and it has been a decent area to live in so far. This is a small community that most would describe as quiet. Locally we…[read more]
51
  • Elkton, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,687
  • Living in Elkton, MD I had heard over flyover states, and I equate Elkton, MD as a drive-through town similar to those flyover states The location is beautiful with small waterways around town and plenty…[read more]
78
  • Bel Air, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,211
  • Bel Air is one of the nicer areas in Maryland. The small town is a good combination of rural and city life. You're away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, but still have most of the benefits. A…[read more]
55
  • Marlow Heights, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,755
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  • Bowleys Quarters, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,998
50
  • Joppatowne, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,534
  • This is not a progressive area by any stretch of the imagination. The schools are horrible the worst in Harford county and one of the worst in Maryland. If you are not affiliated with the military…[read more]
63
  • Glen Burnie, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 69,060
  • Whats amazing is Glen Burnie is well located to get to many important destinations via an impressive array of hwys. There is what I consider a better then avg hospital center located directly in Glen…[read more]
65
  • Edgemere, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,322
51
  • Landover, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,124
  • One of the best things about living in Landover, Maryland is its central location. The community borders Washington, D.C. and is close to major highways. There's also a lot of shopping centers in nearby…[read more]
64
  • Ferndale, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,439
  • Ferndale, MD has plenty of things to do. There is a lot of history in this town. The total area of Ferndale is 4 square miles. Ferndale, MD is only 12.8 miles away from Baltimore. Living in Ferndale, MD…[read more]
58
  • Bladensburg, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,505
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  • Garrison, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,551

Finding an affordable place to live in Maryland is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Maryland that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Maryland. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Maryland.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Maryland with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Maryland, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Maryland, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.