Delaware City 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.
IndexDelaware CityDelawareNational
Cost of living index107111100
IndexDelaware CityDelawareNational
Goods & Services index110107100
Groceries index108106100
Health care index10198100
Housing index106126100
Transportation index9997100
Utilities index109109100

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  • The cost of living in Delaware City is 4% lower than the Delaware average.
  • The cost of living in Delaware City is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Delaware City is 6% 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$65,536$5,461$1,529$1,966
Renters$50,875$4,240$1,187$1,526

Delaware Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Delaware0%0%

Delaware Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemDelaware CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.58$15.5619.2%
Beauty Salon $39.00$36.118.0%
Toothpaste $2.96$2.4719.6%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.7%
Movie $11.70$10.1315.5%
Bowling $4.67$4.741.4%

Groceries

ItemDelaware CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.88$3.9822.4%
Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4126.3%
Milk $2.03$2.061.6%
Potatoes $3.77$2.9826.5%
Pizza $9.61$9.471.4%
Beer $9.66$8.799.8%

Health Care

ItemDelaware CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $127.50$101.0426.2%
Doctor $83.94$107.4421.9%
Dentist $98.50$90.428.9%
Ibuprofen $9.59$9.283.3%
Lipitor $442.05$426.503.6%

Housing

ItemDelaware CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $186,200.00$175,700.006.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,226.29$1,133.238.2%
Apartment Rent $970.00$920.005.4%

Transportation

ItemDelaware CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$1.993.1%
Tire Balancing $47.78$45.764.4%

Utilities

ItemDelaware CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$184.77$163.8112.8%
Phone $29.95$28.395.5%
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.
Salem, NJ5,04597-3%
Penns Grove, NJ5,08299-1%
Hancocks Bridge, NJ1961022%
Carneys Point, NJ7,2681044%
Elsmere, DE6,1491044%
Delaware City, DE1,8581077%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kenilworth, PA1,85811616%
East Berwick, PA1,85897-3%
Twin Lake, MI1,85888-12%
Bridgeport, OH1,85878-22%
Patton, PA1,85879-21%
Delaware City, DE1,8581077%
Source: The Delaware City, DE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.