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Goods & Services NAT. AVG.
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Housing NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
Index Frostburg Maryland National
Cost of living90119100
Goods & Services95106100
Groceries96106100
Health care9297100
Housing78150100
Transportation9498100
Utilities94111100
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Cost Of Living Quick Facts

  • The cost of living in Frostburg is 24% lower than the Maryland average
  • The cost of living in Frostburg is 10% lower than the national average
  • Frostburg housing is 22% lower than the national average
  • Maryland general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average
  • Maryland state income tax is 11% lower than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$65,216$5,435$1,522$1,957
      Renters$20,218$1,685$472$607
      The percentage of monthly income spent on housing related expenses can help predict the affordability of housing in Frostburg, MD, as well as what the overall cost of living might be. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payments and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Frostburg, homeowners have a median income of $65,216. Using that number, a maximum of $1,522 per month should be allocated to housing expenses. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $20,218, which means there is a maximum of $472 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

      Maryland Sales Tax

      State General Sales Tax With Max Surtax
      Maryland 6% 6%

      Maryland Income Tax

      State Income Tax (Low) Income Tax (High)
      Maryland 2% 5.75%

      Goods & Services

      Item Frostburg National avg. Difference
      Haircut $29.44$24.2621.4%
      Beauty Salon $49.17$45.567.9%
      Toothpaste $3.80$3.702.6%
      Shampoo $1.15$1.2810.5%
      Movie $10.26$12.1315.4%
      Bowling $17.17$18.004.6%

      Groceries

      Item Frostburg National avg. Difference
      Ground Beef $5.63$5.843.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.35$1.5714.2%
      Milk $4.56$4.672.4%
      Potatoes $5.49$4.9311.3%
      Pizza $11.17$12.097.6%
      Beer $10.15$10.412.5%

      Health Care

      Item Frostburg National avg. Difference
      Optometrist $126.67$125.680.8%
      Doctor $137.65$135.781.4%
      Dentist $100.44$113.2911.3%
      Ibuprofen $10.20$10.654.3%
      Lipitor $375.63$468.6019.8%

      Housing

      Item Frostburg National avg. Difference
      Home Price $144,300.00$184,700.0021.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,880.59$2,346.6919.9%
      Apartment Rent $730.00$949.0023.1%

      Transportation

      Item Frostburg National avg. Difference
      Gasoline $3.46$3.460.1%
      Tire Balancing $47.54$59.9220.7%

      Utilities

      Item Frostburg National avg. Difference
      All Electricity $178.61$193.997.9%
      Phone $185.45$192.253.5%
      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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      Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; this is the most current data available.