Emmitsburg 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.
IndexEmmitsburgMarylandNational
Cost of living index107120100
IndexEmmitsburgMarylandNational
Goods & Services index99109100
Groceries index99111100
Health care index8893100
Housing index120150100
Transportation index106104100
Utilities index119104100

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  • The cost of living in Emmitsburg is 10% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Emmitsburg is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Emmitsburg is 20% 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$74,875$6,240$1,747$2,246
Renters$34,524$2,877$806$1,036

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemEmmitsburgNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.50$16.092.6%
Beauty Salon $23.12$37.3338.1%
Toothpaste $2.51$2.452.7%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0012.0%
Movie $9.90$10.283.7%
Bowling $3.77$4.9323.6%

Groceries

ItemEmmitsburgNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.73$3.801.9%
Fried Chicken $1.42$1.401.8%
Milk $2.10$2.014.4%
Potatoes $2.93$3.012.8%
Pizza $8.98$9.899.2%
Beer $10.01$8.9012.6%

Health Care

ItemEmmitsburgNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $51.78$102.1649.3%
Doctor $89.29$108.3617.6%
Dentist $82.49$92.5310.9%
Ibuprofen $9.65$9.284.0%
Lipitor $421.47$425.821.0%

Housing

ItemEmmitsburgNational avg.Difference
Home Price $250,000.00$184,700.0035.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,171.73$1,202.442.6%
Apartment Rent $795.00$949.0016.2%

Transportation

ItemEmmitsburgNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.45$2.249.2%
Tire Balancing $46.10$46.290.4%

Utilities

ItemEmmitsburgNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$210.15$165.9626.6%
Phone $31.90$28.6811.2%
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.
Table Rock, PA721022%
Cashtown, PA2221022%
Middleburg, MD191055%
McKnightstown, PA1511022%
Rouzerville, PA82192-8%
Emmitsburg, MD2,9861077%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Toftrees, PA2,98611616%
Cayucos, CA2,98716868%
Natalbany, LA2,98583-17%
Park Hills, KY2,98797-3%
Hartley, CA2,98814242%
Emmitsburg, MD2,9861077%
Source: The Emmitsburg, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.