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Overall 84%
Goods & Services 17%
Housing 251%
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. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexRehoboth BeachDelawareNational
Cost of living184114100
Goods & Services117116100
Groceries127121100
Health care96100100
Housing351121100
Transportation99104100
Utilities9393100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Rehoboth Beach is 61% higher than the Delaware average
  • The cost of living in Rehoboth Beach is 84% higher than the national average
  • Rehoboth Beach housing is 251% 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$95,417$7,951$2,226$2,863
      Renters$60,714$5,060$1,417$1,822

      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

      ItemRehoboth BeachNational 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

      ItemRehoboth BeachNational 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

      ItemRehoboth BeachNational 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

      ItemRehoboth BeachNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $842,800.00$184,700.00356.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,135.23$1,273.3210.8%
      Apartment Rent $1,008.00$949.006.2%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemRehoboth BeachNational 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.

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      Rehoboth Beach, DE1,11918484%

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