Although Maryland’s convenient location near popular places (like Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pa.) heavily contributes to its status as one of the country’s best places to live, its low cost of living also comes into play. As a result, the state is a top spot for young professionals, families and retirees looking to live the good life on a budget.
Intrigued? Below you’ll find the five most affordable cities in the Old Line State, but please keep in mind: These cities aren’t necessarily just the cheapest places in the state. Instead, we looked at the average cost of living, as well as key components such as transportation, housing, dining options and utilities. From this, we looked for cities that offered a nice balance between affordability and quality of life. Check ‘em out: