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Old 08-13-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Here in Michigan I pay $1.77/gallon at Kroegers (on sale now for $1.59). I had heard that the cost of living is higher in Maryland, and I was wondering how that factored in terms of everyday food, like milk and eggs, etc.
What are the food prices like there? How about gasoline? It is $2.30/gallon right now down the street. I am trying to get a handle on how expensive a move it will be. Thanks.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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Here in Michigan I pay $1.77/gallon at Kroegers (on sale now for $1.59). I had heard that the cost of living is higher in Maryland, and I was wondering how that factored in terms of everyday food, like milk and eggs, etc.
What are the food prices like there? How about gasoline? It is $2.30/gallon right now down the street. I am trying to get a handle on how expensive a move it will be. Thanks.
Milk is about $2.15 @ BJ's or Costco. At Giant or Safeway, about $3 for a gallon.

If you get organic, it's even more expensive, and usually only sold by the quart. One quart of organic at BJ's or Costco is about $3.

Gas here is about $2.60/gal.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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Milk is about $2.15 @ BJ's or Costco. At Giant or Safeway, about $3 for a gallon.

If you get organic, it's even more expensive, and usually only sold by the quart. One quart of organic at BJ's or Costco is about $3.

Gas here is about $2.60/gal.
That isn't too bad. I just got back from out west and paid $5.00/gallon for milk.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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That isn't too bad. I just got back from out west and paid $5.00/gallon for milk.
Around here, you'll just have to comparison shop.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Milk is $3 to $4 a gallon. Sometimes a bit less if on special. Safeway has a deal, don't remember the price, if you buy 2 at once. Gas right now is $2.59/gallon, some stations are on either side of that. Some Safeway's have gas and you get a few cents off a gallon for every $100 you spend. I've racked it up as high as $1.10/gal off. I spend quite a bit of time in PA and groceries here are a bit higher overall. Where I think you'll really have a price shock is housing. Half a million dollar houses are marketed as "starter homes" here. Heating in the winter will most likely be less BTU wise due to the milder winter. Many houses here have heat pumps which are very good for A/C but can be very expensive to use as heat (electric). Most houses do not have another heat option.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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Milk is $3 to $4 a gallon. Sometimes a bit less if on special. Safeway has a deal, don't remember the price, if you buy 2 at once. Gas right now is $2.59/gallon, some stations are on either side of that. Some Safeway's have gas and you get a few cents off a gallon for every $100 you spend. I've racked it up as high as $1.10/gal off. I spend quite a bit of time in PA and groceries here are a bit higher overall. Where I think you'll really have a price shock is housing. Half a million dollar houses are marketed as "starter homes" here. Heating in the winter will most likely be less BTU wise due to the milder winter. Many houses here have heat pumps which are very good for A/C but can be very expensive to use as heat (electric). Most houses do not have another heat option.
Two points:

1) Cost of living is higher here, but so are the salaries.

2) Gas heat is an option in this area...for most.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Two points:

1) Cost of living is higher here, but so are the salaries.

2) Gas heat is an option in this area...for most.

Depends on where you are for gas heat. Prince Georges, Montgomery and parts of Anne Arundel Counties have piped in gas. Where I am in SoMD, all of SoMD for that matter, gas heat is propane with an exterior tank that needs refilling. I have oil heat, but my house is old, most newer houses have only heat pumps no matter the price point of the house.
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