Delaware 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.
IndexDelawareNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index102125100
IndexDelawareNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index102112100
Groceries index100105100
Health care index101104100
Housing indexn/a158100
Transportation index110112100
Utilities index98115100
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  • The cost of living in Delaware is 18% lower than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Delaware is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Delaware is equal to the national average.
  • New Jersey general sales tax is 30% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey state income tax is 37% 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$0$0$0$0
Renters$0$0$0$0

New Jersey Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New Jersey6.625%12.875%

New Jersey Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
New Jersey1.4%8.97%

Goods & Services

ItemDelawareNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.45$16.098.5%
Beauty Salon $38.21$37.332.4%
Toothpaste $2.13$2.4513.2%
Shampoo $0.98$1.001.9%
Movie $10.90$10.286.0%
Bowling $4.04$4.9318.0%

Groceries

ItemDelawareNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.62$3.804.9%
Fried Chicken $1.41$1.400.9%
Milk $1.86$2.017.3%
Potatoes $3.28$3.019.1%
Pizza $8.76$9.8911.3%
Beer $9.61$8.908.0%

Health Care

ItemDelawareNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.49$102.1619.9%
Doctor $92.57$108.3614.6%
Dentist $105.22$92.5313.7%
Ibuprofen $9.31$9.280.4%
Lipitor $412.77$425.823.1%

Housing

ItemDelawareNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$184,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,290.96$1,202.447.4%
Apartment Rent $0.00$949.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemDelawareNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.53$2.2412.5%
Tire Balancing $48.07$46.293.8%

Utilities

ItemDelawareNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$177.01$165.966.7%
Phone $25.24$28.6812.0%
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.
Allamuchy, NJ15311010%
Port Colden, NJ11811010%
Buttzville, NJ701022%
Bridgeville, NJ1351022%
Port Murray, NJ9811010%
Delaware, NJ991022%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Garden City, IA9977-23%
Oxly, MO9983-17%
Elkton, MN9981-19%
Unity Village, MO9990-10%
Paden, MS9978-22%
Delaware, NJ991022%
Source: The Delaware, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.