Parole 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.
Cost of living index137121100
Goods & Services index105108100
Groceries index116119100
Health care index8486100
Housing index210150100
Transportation index102108100
Utilities index104108100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Parole, MD is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Parole, MD enjoy a cost of living index of 137. This index is 13% higher than the Maryland average, and 37% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Parole, MD, the average cost of goods and services is 3% lower than it is in Maryland, and it is 5% higher than the national average.
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  • The cost of living in Parole is 13% higher than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Parole is 37% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Parole is 110% 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

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      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Parole, 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 Parole, MD homeowners, is $100,731. This would allow for a maximum of $2,350 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $87,099 which would result in a maximum of $2,032 to be spent on rental costs.

      Maryland Sales Tax

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      Maryland Income Tax

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      The Maryland sales tax and Maryland income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Parole, MD. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Maryland sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Maryland income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemParoleNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $21.67$17.4923.9%
      Beauty Salon $57.50$38.1750.6%
      Toothpaste $5.64$2.32143.0%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
      Movie $13.19$10.7223.0%
      Bowling $20.00$13.8644.3%


      ItemParoleNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.32$3.9010.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.60$1.4014.6%
      Milk $2.39$1.9621.8%
      Potatoes $4.32$3.1835.7%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $9.19$9.230.4%

      Health Care

      ItemParoleNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $82.95$106.3422.0%
      Doctor $93.69$115.2518.7%
      Dentist $84.98$98.3813.6%
      Ibuprofen $8.99$9.262.9%
      Lipitor $370.40$466.4720.6%


      ItemParoleNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $409,500.00$184,700.00121.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,602.22$1,273.3225.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,743.00$949.0083.7%


      ItemParoleNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.54$2.591.9%
      Tire Balancing $54.77$48.9012.0%


      ItemParoleNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$173.73$167.603.7%
      Phone $189.30$163.4215.8%
      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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      Upper Marlboro, MD69411919%
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      Parole, MD16,67913737%

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      Parole, MD16,67913737%
      Source: The Parole, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.