Rockville, MD Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
153
Rockville's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
178 out of 188
In Maryland
5,897 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Rockville is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Rockville, MD?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Rockville has an overall cost of living index of 153 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Maryland, Rockville has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Maryland's index of 121.

The standard of living in Rockville ranks as #5,901 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Maryland. By definition, that implies Rockville ranks as the #505 most expensive place in the Old Line State.

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Rockville Cost Of Living Vs. Maryland

Living Expense Rockville Maryland National Average
Overall 153 121 100
Services 112 108 100
Groceries 122 119 100
Health 88 86 100
Housing 246 150 100
Transportation 114 108 100
Utilities 112 108 100
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Rockville Cost of Living Vs. MD

Rockville, 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.

$540,000
Median Home Value
$1,921
Median Rent
$106,576
Median Income
Statistic Rockville Maryland United States
Median Home Value $540,000 $314,800 $217,500
Median Rent $1,921 $1,392 $1,062
Median Income $106,576 $84,805 $62,843
Home Value To Income 5.1x 3.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Rockville Services Costs Vs. Maryland

Item Rockville Maryland
Shampoo $1.79 $1.01
Movie $12.5 $10.72
Bowling $18.5 $13.86

Detailed Rockville Groceries Costs Vs. Maryland

Item Rockville Maryland
Ground Beef $5.16 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.99 $1.4
Milk $2.99 $1.96

Detailed Rockville Health Costs Vs. Maryland

Item Rockville Maryland
Haircut $31.21 $17.49
Beauty Salon $62.71 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.04 $2.32

Detailed Rockville Transportation Costs Vs. Maryland

Item Rockville Maryland
Potatoes $4.59 $3.18
Pizza $11.99 $10.39
Beer $10.99 $9.23
Optometrist $75.0 $106.34
Doctor $97.0 $115.25
Dentist $87.0 $98.38

Detailed Rockville Utilities Costs Vs. Maryland

Item Rockville Maryland
Gasoline $2.8 $2.59
Tire Balancing $62.0 $48.9
All Electricity $200.52 $167.6
Phone $187.49 $163.42

Rockville SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Rockville

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Rockville
Gaithersburg, MD 67,742 136 0.9x
Aspen Hill, MD 53,049 139 0.9x
North Bethesda, MD 49,872 158 1.0x
Potomac, MD 45,940 197 1.3x
Olney, MD 35,191 149 1.0x
North Laurel, MD 24,873 128 0.8x
Clarksburg, MD 24,767 151 1.0x
North Potomac, MD 23,914 169 1.1x
Redland, MD 17,414 141 0.9x
Kemp Mill, MD 14,733 140 0.9x

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