Blades 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.
IndexBladesDelawareNational
Cost of living index96109100
IndexBladesDelawareNational
Goods & Services index108107100
Groceries index105107100
Health care index9897100
Housing index82121100
Transportation index9795100
Utilities index8497100

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  • The cost of living in Blades is 12% lower than the Delaware average.
  • The cost of living in Blades is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Blades is 18% lower than the national average.
  • Delaware general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average.
  • Delaware state income tax is 1% 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$48,542$4,045$1,133$1,456
Renters$24,635$2,053$575$739

Delaware Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Delaware0%0%

Delaware Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Delaware2.2%6.6%

Goods & Services

ItemBladesNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.82$16.0914.1%
Beauty Salon $39.11$37.334.8%
Toothpaste $2.71$2.4510.9%
Shampoo $1.16$1.0016.3%
Movie $11.86$10.2815.3%
Bowling $4.51$4.938.5%

Groceries

ItemBladesNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.29$3.8012.7%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.403.2%
Milk $2.62$2.0130.3%
Potatoes $4.00$3.0133.0%
Pizza $11.68$9.8918.1%
Beer $9.51$8.906.9%

Health Care

ItemBladesNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.99$102.164.7%
Doctor $106.02$108.362.2%
Dentist $88.04$92.534.8%
Ibuprofen $10.09$9.288.7%
Lipitor $402.17$425.825.6%

Housing

ItemBladesNational avg.Difference
Home Price $131,500.00$184,700.0028.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,126.38$1,202.446.3%
Apartment Rent $1,005.00$949.005.9%

Transportation

ItemBladesNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.242.2%
Tire Balancing $39.75$46.2914.1%

Utilities

ItemBladesNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.44$165.963.3%
Phone $20.17$28.6829.7%
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.
Williston, MD1081022%
Delmar, DE1,79293-7%
Hurlock, MD2,09294-6%
Federalsburg, MD2,67594-6%
Laurel, DE3,98495-5%
Blades, DE1,30296-4%

Cities with similar population

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Gold Hill, OR1,3021011%
Wamac, IL1,30278-22%
Webberville, MI1,30286-14%
Pinopolis, SC1,30312525%
Barneveld, WI1,3011011%
Blades, DE1,30296-4%
Source: The Blades, DE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.