Milton cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexMiltonDelawareNational
Cost of living115114100
IndexMiltonDelawareNational
Goods & Services117116100
Groceries127121100
Health care96100100
Housing122121100
Transportation99104100
Utilities9393100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Milton is 1% higher than the Delaware average
  • The cost of living in Milton is 15% higher than the national average
  • Milton housing is 22% higher 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$63,125$5,260$1,473$1,894
      Renters$36,579$3,048$853$1,097

      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

      ItemMiltonNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $16.50$17.495.7%
      Beauty Salon $40.00$38.174.8%
      Toothpaste $2.89$2.3224.5%
      Shampoo $1.07$1.015.7%
      Movie $11.50$10.727.2%
      Bowling $18.00$13.8629.9%

      Groceries

      ItemMiltonNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.59$3.9017.7%
      Fried Chicken $2.09$1.4049.7%
      Milk $2.32$1.9618.2%
      Potatoes $4.52$3.1842.0%
      Pizza $10.00$10.393.8%
      Beer $7.99$9.2313.4%

      Health Care

      ItemMiltonNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $106.50$106.340.2%
      Doctor $106.50$115.257.6%
      Dentist $88.50$98.3810.0%
      Ibuprofen $11.79$9.2627.3%
      Lipitor $467.89$466.470.3%

      Housing

      ItemMiltonNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $247,300.00$184,700.0033.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,135.23$1,273.3210.8%
      Apartment Rent $901.00$949.005.1%

      Transportation

      ItemMiltonNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.44$2.595.9%
      Tire Balancing $54.00$48.9010.4%

      Utilities

      ItemMiltonNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$153.32$167.608.5%
      Phone $173.76$163.426.3%
      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.
      Long Neck, DE2,65693-7%
      Laurel, DE3,9841022%
      Harrington, DE3,6881033%
      Milford, DE10,5321044%
      Millsboro, DE4,1211077%
      Milton, DE2,75611515%

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      Milton, DE2,75611515%
      Source: The Milton, DE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.