Ocean View 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.
IndexOcean ViewDelawareNational
Cost of living128114100
IndexOcean ViewDelawareNational
Goods & Services117116100
Groceries127121100
Health care96100100
Housing166121100
Transportation99104100
Utilities9393100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Ocean View is 12% higher than the Delaware average
  • The cost of living in Ocean View is 28% higher than the national average
  • Ocean View housing is 66% 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$76,875$6,406$1,794$2,306
      Renters$53,889$4,491$1,257$1,617

      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

      ItemOcean ViewNational 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

      ItemOcean ViewNational 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

      ItemOcean ViewNational 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

      ItemOcean ViewNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $342,000.00$184,700.0085.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,135.23$1,273.3210.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,165.00$949.0022.8%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemOcean ViewNational 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.
      Whaleyville, MD10211212%
      Powellville, MD10993-7%
      Long Neck, DE2,65693-7%
      Willards, MD9221022%
      Millsboro, DE4,1211077%
      Ocean View, DE2,08712828%

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      Detroit Beach, MI2,08791-9%
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      Walkerton, IN2,08788-12%
      Decatur, MS2,08785-15%
      Ocean View, DE2,08712828%
      Source: The Ocean View, DE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.