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Cost of Living

Cost of Living in Maryland

Cost of Living in Maryland Compared to National Average
Housing (Buy and Rent) 45% higher
Utilities (Monthly) 10% higher
Food 9% higher
Healthcare 5% lower
Transportation 1% lower
Goods & Services 6% higher

The cost of living in Maryland is 16% higher than the national average. Housing is 45% higher than the national average, while utilities are 10% higher. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 6% higher than in the rest of the country, while clothing costs 6% higher.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 5% lower in Maryland compared to the national average. At the same time, non-necessary expenses such as entertainment and grooming services are 6% higher.

The cost of living in Maryland varies depending on the city you live in. The priciest city in Maryland is Bethesda, where the cost of living is 14% higher compared to the state average and 33% higher than in the rest of the U.S. The cheapest major city in Maryland is Baltimore City, with a cost of living 13% lower below the state average and 1% higher than the national average.