According to the most recent data on the cost of living, South Kensington has an overall cost of living index of 181 which is 1.8x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Maryland, South Kensington has a cost of living index that's 1.5x higher than Maryland's index of 120.
The standard of living in South Kensington ranks as #6,223 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Maryland. By definition, that implies South Kensington ranks as the #196 most expensive place in the Old Line State.
|Living Expense||South Kensington||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. South Kensington|
|North Laurel, MD||24,856||129||0.7x|
|North Potomac, MD||24,146||167||0.9x|
|Kemp Mill, MD||14,812||141||0.8x|
|Chevy Chase, MD||9,801||204||1.1x|
|North Kensington, MD||8,879||141||0.8x|