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Overall 21%
Goods & Services 19%
Housing 38%
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.
IndexSt. GeorgesDelawareNational
Cost of living121114100
Goods & Services119116100
Groceries123121100
Health care112100100
Housing138121100
Transportation110104100
Utilities8493100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in St. Georges is 6% higher than the Delaware average
  • The cost of living in St. Georges is 21% higher than the national average
  • St. Georges housing is 38% higher than the national average
  • Delaware general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average
  • Delaware state income tax is 11% 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$94,911$7,909$2,214$2,848
      Renters$51,667$4,306$1,205$1,550

      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

      ItemSt. GeorgesNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.67$17.491.0%
      Beauty Salon $45.33$38.1718.8%
      Toothpaste $2.86$2.3223.2%
      Shampoo $1.18$1.0116.6%
      Movie $11.75$10.729.6%
      Bowling $18.00$13.8629.9%

      Groceries

      ItemSt. GeorgesNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.49$3.9015.1%
      Fried Chicken $2.16$1.4054.8%
      Milk $2.59$1.9632.0%
      Potatoes $4.99$3.1856.8%
      Pizza $10.00$10.393.8%
      Beer $8.49$9.238.0%

      Health Care

      ItemSt. GeorgesNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $112.50$106.345.8%
      Doctor $97.50$115.2515.4%
      Dentist $133.50$98.3835.7%
      Ibuprofen $11.76$9.2627.0%
      Lipitor $470.99$466.471.0%

      Housing

      ItemSt. GeorgesNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $259,700.00$184,700.0040.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,352.21$1,273.326.2%
      Apartment Rent $1,257.00$949.0032.5%

      Transportation

      ItemSt. GeorgesNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.73$2.595.2%
      Tire Balancing $60.00$48.9022.7%

      Utilities

      ItemSt. GeorgesNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$125.16$167.6025.3%
      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.
      Salem, NJ4,93198-2%
      Penns Grove, NJ4,9851022%
      Cecilton, MD1,0361022%
      Pennsville, NJ11,4211066%
      Wilmington, DE71,5021066%
      St. Georges, DE1,09712121%

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      St. Georges, DE1,09712121%
      Source: The St. Georges, DE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.