Bethany Beach cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBethany BeachDelawareNational
Cost of living index144112100
IndexBethany BeachDelawareNational
Goods & Services index107108100
Groceries index107105100
Health care index102102100
Housing index229126100
Transportation index10199100
Utilities index114114100

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  • The cost of living in Bethany Beach is 28% higher than the Delaware average.
  • The cost of living in Bethany Beach is 44% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bethany Beach is 129% higher than the national average.
  • Delaware general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average.
  • Delaware state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$66,250$5,521$1,546$1,988
Renters$42,222$3,519$985$1,267

Delaware Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Delaware0%0%

Delaware Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Delaware0%6.75%

Goods & Services

ItemBethany BeachNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.00$14.5910.9%
Beauty Salon $37.50$34.688.1%
Toothpaste $2.98$2.4720.5%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $3.99$4.399.1%

Groceries

ItemBethany BeachNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.59$4.482.5%
Fried Chicken $1.72$1.4617.5%
Milk $1.95$2.3617.3%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.49$9.248.1%
Beer $8.74$8.631.2%

Health Care

ItemBethany BeachNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $135.00$99.7835.3%
Doctor $87.50$105.0316.7%
Dentist $92.50$88.704.3%
Ibuprofen $10.46$9.4111.1%
Lipitor $320.25$298.507.3%

Housing

ItemBethany BeachNational avg.Difference
Home Price $466,000.00$175,700.00165.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $825.43$1,081.0323.6%
Apartment Rent $1,333.00$920.0044.9%

Transportation

ItemBethany BeachNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$2.090.1%
Tire Balancing $47.50$45.294.9%

Utilities

ItemBethany BeachNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$204.71$170.8019.9%
Phone $29.95$28.266.0%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Long Neck, DE2,11990-10%
Millsboro, DE3,9871055%
Berlin, MD4,5201088%
Dagsboro, DE9391099%
Frankford, DE91211010%
Bethany Beach, DE89014444%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Silver Lake, MN89091-9%
Ruckersville, VA89011414%
Owensville, OH89084-16%
Adair, IA89081-19%
Middlebourne, WV89088-12%
Bethany Beach, DE89014444%
Source: The Bethany Beach, DE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.