According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Mount Rainier has an overall cost of living index of 123 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Maryland, Mount Rainier has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Maryland's index of 121.
The standard of living in Mount Rainier ranks as #4965 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Maryland. By definition, that implies Mount Rainier ranks as the #1442 most expensive place in the Old Line State.
|Living Expense||Mount Rainier||Maryland||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Mount Rainier|
|North Laurel, MD||24,621||128||1.0x|
|North Potomac, MD||24,148||169||1.4x|
|Kemp Mill, MD||13,838||140||1.1x|
|South Kensington, MD||8,769||179||1.5x|