Big Pool 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.
IndexBig PoolMarylandNational
Cost of living index98121100
IndexBig PoolMarylandNational
Goods & Services index102108100
Groceries index95119100
Health care index10186100
Housing indexn/a150100
Transportation index88108100
Utilities index102108100
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  • The cost of living in Big Pool is 19% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Big Pool is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Big Pool is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemBig PoolNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.75$17.4938.5%
Beauty Salon $33.40$38.1712.5%
Toothpaste $3.12$2.3234.4%
Shampoo $1.39$1.0137.4%
Movie $10.65$10.720.7%
Bowling $16.00$13.8615.4%


ItemBig PoolNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.87$3.900.8%
Fried Chicken $1.32$1.405.4%
Milk $1.82$1.967.2%
Potatoes $2.98$3.186.4%
Pizza $11.50$10.3910.6%
Beer $10.82$9.2317.2%

Health Care

ItemBig PoolNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.50$106.344.9%
Doctor $122.50$115.256.3%
Dentist $95.65$98.382.8%
Ibuprofen $9.86$9.266.5%
Lipitor $468.58$466.470.5%


ItemBig PoolNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,182.63$1,273.327.1%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%


ItemBig PoolNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.55$2.591.6%
Tire Balancing $36.25$48.9025.9%


ItemBig PoolNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.43$167.605.9%
Phone $175.14$163.427.2%
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.
Ernstville, MD1498-2%
Mercersville, MD7498-2%
Bakersville, MD5398-2%
Indian Springs, MD5798-2%
Fairview, MD098-2%
Big Pool, MD6398-2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Belle Prairie City, IL6383-17%
Cliffdell, WA631011%
Pierpont, MO631000%
Havana, ND6377-23%
Haswell, CO6376-24%
Big Pool, MD6398-2%
Source: The Big Pool, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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