Greenbelt 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.
IndexGreenbeltMarylandNational
Cost of living index116121100
IndexGreenbeltMarylandNational
Goods & Services index122108100
Groceries index116119100
Health care index9386100
Housing index117150100
Transportation index108108100
Utilities index116108100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Greenbelt, MD is displayed above. In Greenbelt, MD, the overall cost of living index is 116, which is 4% lower than the Maryland average and 16% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Greenbelt, MD, the city's goods and services are 13% higher than the Maryland average and 22% higher than the U.S. average.
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  • The cost of living in Greenbelt is 4% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Greenbelt is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greenbelt is 17% 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$95,938$7,995$2,238$2,878
      Renters$54,981$4,582$1,283$1,650
      If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Greenbelt, MD, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Greenbelt, MD, the median monthly income is $95,938 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $2,238 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $54,981, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,283 on monthly rental expenses.

      Maryland Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Maryland6%6%

      Maryland Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Maryland2%5.75%
      When you are determining the total cost of living in Greenbelt, MD you will want to make sure you consider both the Maryland sales tax and the Maryland income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Maryland is 6%, with the highest surtax being 6%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Maryland have a range from 2% to 5.75%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemGreenbeltNational 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

      ItemGreenbeltNational 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

      ItemGreenbeltNational 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

      ItemGreenbeltNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $190,500.00$184,700.003.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,689.97$1,273.32189.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,425.00$949.0050.2%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemGreenbeltNational 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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      Greenbelt, MD23,62311616%
      Source: The Greenbelt, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.