Townsend 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.
IndexTownsendDelawareNational
Cost of living index120111100
IndexTownsendDelawareNational
Goods & Services index105107100
Groceries index105106100
Health care index9698100
Housing index160126100
Transportation index9597100
Utilities index109109100

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  • The cost of living in Townsend is 8% higher than the Delaware average.
  • The cost of living in Townsend is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Townsend is 60% 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$108,750$9,063$2,537$3,263
Renters$41,875$3,490$977$1,256

Delaware Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Delaware0%0%

Delaware Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemTownsendNational avg.Difference
Haircut $12.33$15.5620.8%
Beauty Salon $33.33$36.117.7%
Toothpaste $2.63$2.476.2%
Shampoo $1.05$0.968.8%
Movie $11.67$10.1315.2%
Bowling $4.79$4.741.2%

Groceries

ItemTownsendNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.77$3.9819.8%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.4112.8%
Milk $2.02$2.062.3%
Potatoes $3.74$2.9825.3%
Pizza $9.61$9.471.4%
Beer $9.66$8.799.8%

Health Care

ItemTownsendNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $131.00$101.0429.6%
Doctor $82.39$107.4423.3%
Dentist $88.34$90.422.3%
Ibuprofen $9.90$9.286.7%
Lipitor $434.08$426.501.8%

Housing

ItemTownsendNational avg.Difference
Home Price $301,200.00$175,700.0071.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $861.28$1,133.2324.0%
Apartment Rent $1,225.00$920.0033.2%

Transportation

ItemTownsendNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.88$1.995.6%
Tire Balancing $43.80$45.764.3%

Utilities

ItemTownsendNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$182.99$163.8111.7%
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%
Hancocks Bridge, NJ1961022%
Kenton, DE2421000%
Cheswold, DE1,3071000%
Leipsic, DE1081011%
Townsend, DE2,55612020%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Phillipsburg, KS2,55675-25%
Hawarden, IA2,55684-16%
Hughesville, MD2,55613030%
Tonopah, NV2,55790-10%
Timberville, VA2,55792-8%
Townsend, DE2,55612020%
Source: The Townsend, DE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.