You might know how much it costs on average to pay a mortgage or rent in Baltimore. But do you know how Charm City matches up to other comparable metropolitan hubs? Well, the Baltimore Business Journal just did a comparison of the cost of quite a few luxuries and necessities in Baltimore compared to the rest of the United States. Baltimore boasts some of the cheapest higher education degrees, top-shelf martinis, taxes in a downtown metro (believe it or not), and 1 karat diamond, 14-karat gold band engagement rings.

Flag_of_Baltimore,_Maryland.svgRead the article on the BBJ here.