Tag: cost of living

Is It Really More Expensive to Live in Baltimore Than LA?

photo courtesy Baltimore Heritage.
photo courtesy Baltimore Heritage.

Business Insider wrote one of those lists that shows which metro areas are the most expensive to live in. If you took it at face value, you’d believe that Baltimore was one of the most expensive cities to live in in the entire U.S., with annual cost of living higher than in Los Angeles, Chicago, and other metro areas.

Raising a Child Will Cost You More than $300k–College Not Included



Here’s an idea: When we give teenagers the pregnancy talk, along with discussions of birth control and responsibility, we should hand out a copy of the USDA’s annual “Cost of Raising a Child” report. Because, frankly, it’s terrifying. Parents of kids born in 2013 will spend an average of $245,340 (or $304.480 adjusted for inflation) on that child from birth to age 18–and no, that doesn’t include college costs.

How Much Do You Need to Earn Just to Get By in Baltimore?


How much money would an average person with one kid need to just eke by — you know, with enough money for food and rent and health insurance, but no frills — in Baltimore? Take a wild guess:   $25,000? $35,000?