District 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.
IndexDistrict HeightsMarylandNational
Cost of living index115121100
IndexDistrict HeightsMarylandNational
Goods & Services index122108100
Groceries index116119100
Health care index9386100
Housing index111150100
Transportation index108108100
Utilities index116108100
Displayed above is a general overview of the District Heights, MD cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in District Heights, MD is 115, which is 5% lower than the Maryland average and 15% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in District Heights, MD are 13% higher than the Maryland average and 22% higher than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in District Heights is 5% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in District Heights is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in District Heights is 11% 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$81,532$6,794$1,902$2,446
      Renters$41,210$3,434$962$1,236
      One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in District Heights, MD by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in District Heights, MD have a median income of $81,532. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,902 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $41,210, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $962.

      Maryland Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Maryland6%6%

      Maryland Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Maryland2%5.75%
      When assessing the complete cost of living in District Heights, MD, the Maryland income tax and the Maryland sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Maryland maximum surtax is 6%, and the Maryland sales tax is 6%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75% in Maryland.

      Goods & Services

      ItemDistrict 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

      ItemDistrict 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

      ItemDistrict 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

      ItemDistrict HeightsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $204,500.00$184,700.0010.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,689.97$1,273.32189.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,068.00$949.0012.5%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

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