Bowie, MD Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Bowie's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Bowie is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Bowie, MD?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Bowie has an overall cost of living index of 133 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Maryland, Bowie has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Maryland's index of 121.

The standard of living in Bowie ranks as #5377 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Maryland. By definition, that implies Bowie ranks as the #1030 most expensive place in the Old Line State.

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Bowie Cost Of Living Vs. Maryland

Living Expense Bowie Maryland National Average
Overall 133 121 100
Services 122 108 100
Groceries 116 119 100
Health 93 86 100
Housing 172 150 100
Transportation 108 108 100
Utilities 116 108 100
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Bowie, MD Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Maryland, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Bowie Maryland United States
Median Home Value $326,900 $305,500 $204,900
Median Rent $1,885 $1,357 $1,023
Median Income $112,444 $81,868 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.9x 3.7x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.2x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Bowie

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Bowie
Crofton, MD 28,379 140 1.1x
Ilchester, MD 26,647 132 1.0x
North Laurel, MD 24,621 128 1.0x
Glenn Dale, MD 14,191 140 1.1x
Colesville, MD 13,894 140 1.1x
Kemp Mill, MD 13,838 140 1.1x
Kettering, MD 13,637 126 0.9x
Mitchellville, MD 11,215 138 1.0x
Lake Arbor, MD 10,456 131 1.0x
Lanham, MD 10,301 124 0.9x

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