Cost of Living Comparison Between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD 

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Consumer Prices in Baltimore, MD are 14.6% lower than in Washington, DC (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Baltimore, MD are 25.2% lower than in Washington, DC
Rent Prices in Baltimore, MD are 39.5% lower than in Washington, DC
Restaurant Prices in Baltimore, MD are 24.7% lower than in Washington, DC
Groceries Prices in Baltimore, MD are 3.4% lower than in Washington, DC
Local Purchasing Power in Baltimore, MD is 6.2% lower than in Washington, DC
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Restaurants
Washington, DC Edit Baltimore, MD Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $ 17.50 $      -30.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $ 75.00 $      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $ 10.00 $      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $ 5.00 $      -37.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.50 $ 7.50 $      -21.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.51 $ 4.82 $      -12.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 $ 2.47 $      -2.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.30 $ 2.70 $      +17.2 %
Markets
Washington, DC Edit Baltimore, MD Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.32 $ 4.13 $      -4.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.69 $ 2.99 $      -19.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.26 $ 3.20 $      +41.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.32 $ 4.56 $      +5.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.23 $ 7.00 $      -3.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.05 $ 3.90 $      -35.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.01 $ 6.10 $      -32.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.39 $ 2.32 $      -2.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.94 $      -1.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.32 $ 3.43 $      +47.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.77 $ 2.95 $      +6.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 $ 2.43 $      +47.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 $ 1.40 $      -12.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.80 $ 2.27 $      -18.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 $ 2.80 $      +9.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 $ 13.50 $      -15.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $ 1.73 $      -24.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.63 $ 4.33 $      -6.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.11 $ 12.00 $      -0.9 %
Transportation
Washington, DC Edit Baltimore, MD Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.62 $ 2.10 $      -20.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.50 $ 77.00 $      -4.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 1.80 $      -48.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 2.20 $      -45.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 $ 24.00 $      -46.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.67 $ 3.45 $      -6.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,699.74 $ 25,300.00 $      -29.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,241.31 $ 29,083.88 $      +6.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Washington, DC Edit Baltimore, MD Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192.84 $ 140.65 $      -27.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 64.84 $ 44.38 $      -31.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.05 $ 80.73 $      +18.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Washington, DC Edit Baltimore, MD Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 108.75 $ 74.67 $      -31.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 41.22 $ 30.00 $      -27.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 15.00 $      0.0 %
Childcare
Washington, DC Edit Baltimore, MD Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,326.57 $ 1,283.33 $      -44.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 51,000.00 $ 34,200.00 $      -32.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Washington, DC Edit Baltimore, MD Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.26 $ 46.67 $      -38.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.85 $ 29.00 $      -48.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 115.34 $ 83.75 $      -27.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 171.24 $ 136.67 $      -20.2 %
Rent Per Month
Washington, DC Edit Baltimore, MD Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,573.86 $ 1,600.00 $      -37.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,099.94 $ 1,486.88 $      -29.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,510.53 $ 3,133.33 $      -43.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,823.61 $ 2,260.00 $      -40.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Washington, DC Edit Baltimore, MD Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 949.24 $ 196.24 $      -79.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 741.39 $ 167.49 $      -77.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Washington, DC Edit Baltimore, MD Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,610.89 $ 4,640.26 $      -29.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.60 6.59      -0.2 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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