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  COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW
  

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Silver Spring, Maryland is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Silver Spring, Maryland is more expensive.

Overall, Silver Spring, Maryland cost of living is 138.20.

  COST OF LIVINGSilver Spring, MarylandUnited States
  Overall  138100
  Grocery  111.3100
  Health  101100
  Housing  209100
  Utilities  112100
  Transportation  108100
  Miscellaneous  99100
  COST OF LIVING COMMENTS
  
Near the Central Business District
Silver Spring has a central business district but is unincorporated and any part of Montgomery County Md that is not incorporated is likely to be called Silver Spring.... (read more)
Not hard to find a job here
Silver Spring is a suburb of Washington, DC. It is a nice place to live and work. There are plenty of jobs in this area. Any teenager has multiple opportunities for... (read more)
Transportation in the DC area
In general transportation in the DC area in difficult -- at best. While Metro (subway and bus) makes a big difference, the area is still gridlocked from 5:00A till... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
City renovations in Silver Spring, MD improve qual
QOL is getting better with the renovation of the downtown area with shops and restaurants in a central walking mall. Diversity is increasing in the population with many... (read more)
Oasis from DC
Silver Spring has several quiet neighborhoods with tall trees and nice neighbors, and very close to DC for those who need an oasis from the... (read more)
Great location if you can afford it
Silver Spring has a diverse population, good schools, and a convenient location between DC & Baltimore. Unfortunately the cost of living is extremely... (read more)
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