Marlboro Village 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.
IndexMarlboro VillageMarylandNational
Cost of living index128121100
IndexMarlboro VillageMarylandNational
Goods & Services index122108100
Groceries index116119100
Health care index9386100
Housing index154150100
Transportation index108108100
Utilities index116108100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Marlboro Village, MD cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Maryland and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Marlboro Village, MD is 128, which is 5% higher than the Maryland average and 28% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Marlboro Village, MD are 13% higher than the average for Maryland and 22% higher than the rest of the country.
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  • The cost of living in Marlboro Village is 5% higher than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Marlboro Village is 28% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Marlboro Village is 54% 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)
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Marlboro Village, MD as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Marlboro Village, MD homeowners, is $100,967. This would allow for a maximum of $2,356 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $79,250 which would result in a maximum of $1,849 to be spent on rental costs.

      Maryland Sales Tax

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      Maryland Income Tax

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      When assessing the complete cost of living in Marlboro Village, 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

      ItemMarlboro VillageNational 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%


      ItemMarlboro VillageNational 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

      ItemMarlboro VillageNational 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%


      ItemMarlboro VillageNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $245,800.00$184,700.0033.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,689.97$1,273.32189.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,929.00$949.00103.3%


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


      ItemMarlboro VillageNational 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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      Cottage City, MD1,2091099%
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      Marlboro Village, MD10,36312828%

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      Source: The Marlboro Village, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.