Capitol Heights 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.
IndexCapitol HeightsMarylandNational
Cost of living index113121100
IndexCapitol HeightsMarylandNational
Goods & Services index122108100
Groceries index116119100
Health care index9386100
Housing index105150100
Transportation index108108100
Utilities index116108100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Capitol Heights, MD. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Capitol Heights, MD being 113, that puts it 7% lower than the average of Maryland and 13% 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 Capitol Heights, MD, the price of goods and services are 13% higher than the average of Maryland as well as 22% higher than the nation's average.
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  • The cost of living in Capitol Heights is 7% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Capitol Heights is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Capitol Heights is 5% 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$79,479$6,623$1,854$2,385
      Renters$0$0$0$0
      The affordability of the housing market in Capitol Heights, 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 Capitol Heights, MD homeowners, the median income is $79,479. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,854 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $0. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $0 used for their rent related monthly 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 Capitol Heights, 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

      ItemCapitol HeightsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $23.96$17.4937.0%
      Beauty Salon $63.61$38.1766.6%
      Toothpaste $3.05$2.3231.4%
      Shampoo $1.35$1.0133.4%
      Movie $13.92$10.7229.8%
      Bowling $20.61$13.8648.7%

      Groceries

      ItemCapitol HeightsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.49$3.9015.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.76$1.4026.1%
      Milk $2.45$1.9624.9%
      Potatoes $4.51$3.1841.7%
      Pizza $11.06$10.396.4%
      Beer $10.26$9.2311.2%

      Health Care

      ItemCapitol HeightsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $79.25$106.3425.5%
      Doctor $109.41$115.255.1%
      Dentist $94.14$98.384.3%
      Ibuprofen $10.29$9.2611.1%
      Lipitor $402.41$466.4713.7%

      Housing

      ItemCapitol HeightsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $189,000.00$184,700.002.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,689.97$1,273.32189.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,071.00$949.0012.9%

      Transportation

      ItemCapitol HeightsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.82$2.598.8%
      Tire Balancing $53.69$48.909.8%

      Utilities

      ItemCapitol HeightsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$214.22$167.6027.8%
      Phone $181.68$163.4211.2%
      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.

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      Source: The Capitol Heights, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.