Baltimore, MD Cost of Living


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Baltimore cost of living score
92.6
Less expensive
7.4% lower
than the US average
17.2% lower
than the Maryland average
Baltimore, Maryland gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 92.6, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 7.4% lower than the U.S. average and 17.2% lower than the average for Maryland.

Baltimore, MD

Housing costs in Baltimore?
A typical home costs $180,200, which is 46.7% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 53.6% less expensive than the average Maryland home, at $388,100. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Baltimore costs $1,420 per month, which is 0.7% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 14.1% cheaper than the state average of $1,620.

Can I afford Baltimore?
To live comfortably in Baltimore, Maryland, a minimum annual income of $34,560 for a family, and $46,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Baltimore?
Baltimore, Maryland is becoming increasingly popular for those looking for affordability without sacrificing quality - with a wide range of housing options ranging from single family homes to luxurious mid-rise apartments. Additionally, groceries and transportation costs remain relatively low compared with other US cities - making Baltimore an excellent option if you're trying to stick within your budget.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesBaltimoreMarylandUnited States
  92.6111.8100.0
  98105.2100
  84.684.2100.0
  60.2124.1100.0
  $180,200$388,100$338,100
  107.3%105.6%100.0%
  124.4119.3100.0
  107.7112.5100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn , Detroit and the list goes on were all very bad 20 years ago . If you have a chance to visit them now . You'll wish you had moved in to those  More

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Over 3 years ago

Came to Balt a less, ended up balting a more. In all seriousness, its an okay  More

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I've lived in Baltimore, MD all of my life. I remember when Jobs were plentiful, food was to die for, the city was very diverse. After the 80's and drugs entered the  More

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