Clayton 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.
IndexClaytonDelawareNational
Cost of living index112112100
IndexClaytonDelawareNational
Goods & Services index107108100
Groceries index107105100
Health care index102102100
Housing index123126100
Transportation index10199100
Utilities index114114100

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  • The cost of living in Clayton is 1% lower than the Delaware average.
  • The cost of living in Clayton is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Clayton is 23% 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$77,361$6,447$1,805$2,321
Renters$54,464$4,539$1,271$1,634

Delaware Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Delaware0%0%

Delaware Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemClaytonNational 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

ItemClaytonNational 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

ItemClaytonNational 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

ItemClaytonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $200,500.00$175,700.0014.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $825.43$1,081.0323.6%
Apartment Rent $1,316.00$920.0043.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemClaytonNational 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.
Henderson, MD19895-5%
Sudlersville, MD41199-1%
Marydel, MD18499-1%
Rodney Village, DE1,3201011%
Barclay, MD541011%
Clayton, DE2,98911212%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rugby, ND2,98986-14%
Combes, TX2,99175-25%
Park Hills, KY2,98795-5%
Southern Gateway, VA2,9871055%
Gibsonia, PA2,98798-2%
Clayton, DE2,98911212%
Source: The Clayton, DE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.