Bethesda, MD Cost of Living

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Bethesda cost of living score
More expensive
38.5% higher
than the US average
23.9% higher
than the Maryland average
Bethesda, Maryland gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 138.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 38.5% higher than the U.S. average and 23.9% lower than the average for Maryland.

Bethesda, MD

Housing costs in Bethesda?
A typical home costs $1,072,100, which is 217.1% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 176.2% more expensive than the average Maryland home, at $388,100. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Bethesda costs $2,340 per month, which is 63.6% more than the national average of $1,430 and 30.8% more than the state average of $1,620.

Can I afford Bethesda?
To live comfortably in Bethesda, Maryland, a minimum annual income of $205,560 for a family, and $82,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Bethesda?
The cost of living in Bethesda, MD is significantly higher than the national average. According to data from the US Census Bureau, the median house value in Bethesda, MD is $1.0721e+006, which is more than three times higher than the US average of $338,100. Additionally, the overall cost of living in Bethesda is estimated to be 187.8, almost double that of the US average of 100. This suggests that residents of Bethesda must be prepared to pay significantly more for goods and services compared to other parts of the country.
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Bethesda is awesome if you want to live near DC and in a relatively safe city that has few parking issues. Montgomery county has parking lots in downtown Bethesda and  More

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Amenities are plentiful, but costs continue to rise as do local and state taxes. Overall not a friendly place to  More

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Essentially an upscale suburb of Washington DC. Public transport is easy, there's plenty to do (though with none of the edginess of living closer in DC) and it's minutes  More

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