Dunkirk 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.
IndexDunkirkMarylandNational
Cost of living index141121100
IndexDunkirkMarylandNational
Goods & Services index106108100
Groceries index126119100
Health care index10186100
Housing index219150100
Transportation index103108100
Utilities index98108100
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  • The cost of living in Dunkirk is 16% higher than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Dunkirk is 41% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Dunkirk is 119% 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$118,047$9,837$2,754$3,542
Renters$96,250$8,021$2,246$2,888

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Maryland2%5.75%

Goods & Services

ItemDunkirkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $24.50$17.4940.1%
Beauty Salon $50.00$38.1731.0%
Toothpaste $3.04$2.3231.0%
Shampoo $1.23$1.0121.6%
Movie $12.45$10.7216.1%
Bowling $19.83$13.8643.1%

Groceries

ItemDunkirkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.59$3.9017.7%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4021.1%
Milk $2.46$1.9625.4%
Potatoes $4.66$3.1846.4%
Pizza $11.99$10.3915.4%
Beer $10.99$9.2319.1%

Health Care

ItemDunkirkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.00$106.344.1%
Doctor $128.00$115.2511.1%
Dentist $99.50$98.381.1%
Ibuprofen $10.99$9.2618.7%
Lipitor $398.50$466.4714.6%

Housing

ItemDunkirkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $422,900.00$184,700.00129.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,052.37$1,273.32139.7%
Apartment Rent $1,857.00$949.0095.7%

Transportation

ItemDunkirkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.75$2.596.1%
Tire Balancing $49.00$48.900.2%

Utilities

ItemDunkirkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$166.20$167.600.8%
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.
Silver Hill, MD4,80211212%
Landover, MD23,12411313%
Capitol Heights, MD4,48911313%
Seat Pleasant, MD4,72111313%
Coral Hills, MD10,08711414%
Dunkirk, MD2,35014141%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Putney, GA2,35085-15%
New Ellenton, SC2,35083-17%
Hennessey, OK2,35085-15%
Fairmont City, IL2,34981-19%
Water Mill, NY2,349318218%
Dunkirk, MD2,35014141%
Source: The Dunkirk, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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