The cost of living index of Baltimore Metro Area (MD) was 117 for rents in 2013.

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Cost of Goods

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The cost of living index measures the difference in the price levels of goods and services across regions. The average cost of living index in the U.S. is 100, with higher values corresponding to costlier goods and services. Data is available for U.S. states and metropolitan areas.

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Economy and Cost of Living Datasets Involving Baltimore Metro Area (MD)

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    Maryland Total New Housing Units Authorized For Construction: 2000-2015

    data.maryland.gov | Last Updated 2017-05-30T19:53:21.000Z

    Maryland Total New Housing Units Authorized for Construction from 2000 to 2015. Source from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

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    Maryland New Single Family Housing Units Authorized For Construction: 2000-2015

    data.maryland.gov | Last Updated 2017-05-30T19:52:12.000Z

    New Single Family Housing Units Authorized For Construction in Maryland and its jurisdictions from 2000 to 2011. Source from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census.

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    Maryland New Multi Family Housing Units Authorized For Construction: 2000-2015

    data.maryland.gov | Last Updated 2017-05-30T19:51:37.000Z

    New Multi Family Housing Units Authorized For Construction in Maryland and its jurisdictions from 2000 to 2015. Source from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

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    Choose Maryland: Compare Metros - Quality of Life

    data.maryland.gov | Last Updated 2017-05-15T18:57:23.000Z

    Key quality of life indicators - housing costs, arts.

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    Maryland Total Acres For Residential Development: 2006-2015

    data.maryland.gov | Last Updated 2017-05-31T16:54:24.000Z

    Total Acres used for Residential Development in Maryland and its jurisdictions from 2006 through and including 2015 based on MdProperty View Edition year data referenced below. 2006-2012 Data Sources: -MdProperty View 2012 Edition for all jurisdictions except Allegany and Garrett counties, which are based on MdProperty View 2011 Edition updated with August 2014 parcel data from the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. 2013-2015 Data Sources: -MdProperty View 2013/14 Edition parcel data for all jurisdictions in Maryland except the following: Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Wicomico counties and Baltimore City, 2013/2014 Edition data updated with June 2016 parcel data from Assessments, and Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties, 2012 Edition data updated with June 2016 parcel data from Assessments. For new parcels included in the June 2016 update, parcel point placement was done via geocoding and not via placement by deed and/or plat.

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    Maryland Total New Parcels For Residential Development: 2006-2015

    data.maryland.gov | Last Updated 2017-05-31T16:56:02.000Z

    Maryland Total New Parcels for Residential Development from from 2006 through and including 2015 based on MdProperty View Edition year data referenced below. 2006-2012 Data Sources: -MdProperty View 2012 Edition for all jurisdictions except Allegany and Garrett counties, which are based on MdProperty View 2011 Edition updated with August 2014 parcel data from the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. 2013-2015 Data Sources: -MdProperty View 2013/14 Edition parcel data for all jurisdictions in Maryland except the following: Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Wicomico counties and Baltimore City, 2013/2014 Edition data updated with June 2016 parcel data from Assessments, and Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties, 2012 Edition data updated with June 2016 parcel data from Assessments. For new parcels included in the June 2016 update, parcel point placement was done via geocoding and not via placement by deed and/or plat.

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    Maryland Total Jobs By Place of Work Projections:1970-2040

    data.maryland.gov | Last Updated 2016-11-30T14:05:05.000Z

    Historical and Projected Total Jobs by Place of Work for Maryland's Jurisdictions: 1970 - 2040. Historical data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Tables CA25 and CA25N Projections from 2015 to 2040 prepared by the Maryland Department of Planning, June 2012.

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    Maryland Total New Parcels Inside PFA For Residential Development: 2006-2015

    data.maryland.gov | Last Updated 2017-05-31T16:56:32.000Z

    Maryland Total New Parcels inside Priority Funding Areas (PFA) for residential development from 2006 through and including 2015 based on the PFA boundaries and MdProperty View Edition year data referenced below. PFAs are existing communities and places where local governments want State investment to support future growth. 2006-2012 Data Sources: -PFA boundaries dated 08/21/2014 -MdProperty View 2012 Edition for all jurisdictions except Allegany and Garrett counties, which are based on MdProperty View 2011 Edition updated with August 2014 parcel data from the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. 2013-2015 Data Sources: -PFA boundaries dated 08/29/2016 -MdProperty View 2013/14 Edition parcel data for all jurisdictions in Maryland except the following: Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Wicomico counties and Baltimore City, 2013/2014 Edition data updated with June 2016 parcel data from Assessments, and Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties, 2012 Edition data updated with June 2016 parcel data from Assessments. For new parcels included in the June 2016 update, parcel point placement was done via geocoding and not via placement by deed and/or plat.

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    Maryland Total New Parcels Outside PFA For Residential Development: 2006-2015

    data.maryland.gov | Last Updated 2017-05-31T15:25:59.000Z

    Maryland Total New Parcels Outside Priority Funding Area (PFA) - New Parcel Development for Residential Development from 2006 through and including 2015 based on the PFA boundaries and MdProperty View Edition year data referenced below. PFAs are existing communities and places where local governments want State investment to support future growth. 2006-2012 Data Sources: -PFA boundaries dated 08/21/2014 -MdProperty View 2012 Edition for all jurisdictions except Allegany and Garrett counties, which are based on MdProperty View 2011 Edition updated with August 2014 parcel data from the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. 2013-2015 Data Sources: -PFA boundaries dated 08/29/2016 -MdProperty View 2013/14 Edition parcel data for all jurisdictions in Maryland except the following: Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Wicomico counties and Baltimore City, 2013/2014 Edition data updated with June 2016 parcel data from Assessments, and Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties, 2012 Edition data updated with June 2016 parcel data from Assessments. For new parcels included in the June 2016 update, parcel point placement was done via geocoding and not via placement by deed and/or plat.

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    Maryland Total Acres Outside PFA For Residential Development: 2006-2015

    data.maryland.gov | Last Updated 2017-05-31T16:55:38.000Z

    Maryland Total Acres outside Priority Funding Areas (PFA) for residential development from 2006 through and including 2015 based on the PFA boundaries and MdProperty View Edition year data referenced below. PFAs are existing communities and places where local governments want State investment to support future growth. 2006-2012 Data Sources: -PFA boundaries dated 08/21/2014 -MdProperty View 2012 Edition for all jurisdictions except Allegany and Garrett counties, which are based on MdProperty View 2011 Edition updated with August 2014 parcel data from the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. 2013-2015 Data Sources: -PFA boundaries dated 08/29/2016 -MdProperty View 2013/14 Edition parcel data for all jurisdictions in Maryland except the following: Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Wicomico counties and Baltimore City, 2013/2014 Edition data updated with June 2016 parcel data from Assessments, and Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties, 2012 Edition data updated with June 2016 parcel data from Assessments. For new parcels included in the June 2016 update, parcel point placement was done via geocoding and not via placement by deed and/or plat.