Pike Creek Valley 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.
IndexPike Creek ValleyDelawareNational
Cost of living index114111100
IndexPike Creek ValleyDelawareNational
Goods & Services index110107100
Groceries index108106100
Health care index10198100
Housing index130126100
Transportation index9997100
Utilities index109109100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Pike Creek Valley, DE cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Pike Creek Valley, DE is 114, which is 2% higher than the Delaware average and 14% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Pike Creek Valley, DE are 2% higher than the Delaware average and 10% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Pike Creek Valley is 2% higher than the Delaware average.
  • The cost of living in Pike Creek Valley is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Pike Creek Valley is 30% 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$81,925$6,827$1,911$2,458
Renters$49,926$4,161$1,165$1,498
The affordability of the housing market in Pike Creek Valley, DE as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Pike Creek Valley, DE homeowners, the median income is $81,925. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,911 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $49,926. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,165 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Delaware Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Delaware0%0%

Delaware Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Delaware0%6.75%
The Delaware sales tax and Delaware income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Pike Creek Valley, DE. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Delaware sales tax is 0% and the maximum surtax is 0%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Delaware income tax rates range from 0% to 6.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemPike Creek ValleyNational 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

ItemPike Creek ValleyNational 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

ItemPike Creek ValleyNational 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

ItemPike Creek ValleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $238,000.00$175,700.0035.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,226.29$1,133.238.2%
Apartment Rent $1,092.00$920.0018.7%

Transportation

ItemPike Creek ValleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.93$1.993.1%
Tire Balancing $47.78$45.764.4%

Utilities

ItemPike Creek ValleyNational 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.
Cheyney University, PA9291077%
Lincoln University, PA1,7711077%
Marcus Hook, PA2,43094-6%
Linwood, PA3,39495-5%
Salem, NJ5,04597-3%
Pike Creek Valley, DE10,50911414%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Richmond Heights, OH10,50897-3%
Doraville, GA10,51398-2%
Lincoln Park, NJ10,51513232%
Ocean Pointe, HI10,50218181%
Union, MO10,51792-8%
Pike Creek Valley, DE10,50911414%
Source: The Pike Creek Valley, DE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.