Wilmington Manor 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.
IndexWilmington ManorDelawareNational
Cost of living109114100
IndexWilmington ManorDelawareNational
Goods & Services119116100
Groceries123121100
Health care112100100
Housing98121100
Transportation110104100
Utilities8493100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Wilmington Manor is 5% lower than the Delaware average
  • The cost of living in Wilmington Manor is 9% higher than the national average
  • Wilmington Manor housing is 2% lower 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$60,193$5,016$1,404$1,806
      Renters$36,757$3,063$858$1,103
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living in Wilmington Manor is by simply calculating the maximum that should be spent on housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The plan is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Wilmington Manor has a median income of about $60,193 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a maximum of $1,404 should be spent on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $36,757. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $858 on all rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      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

      ItemWilmington ManorNational 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

      ItemWilmington ManorNational 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

      ItemWilmington ManorNational 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

      ItemWilmington ManorNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $173,000.00$184,700.006.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,352.21$1,273.326.2%
      Apartment Rent $1,022.00$949.007.7%

      Transportation

      ItemWilmington ManorNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.73$2.595.2%
      Tire Balancing $60.00$48.9022.7%

      Utilities

      ItemWilmington ManorNational 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.

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      Prospect Park CDP, PA22486-14%
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      Upland, PA3,24897-3%
      Salem, NJ4,93198-2%
      Wilmington Manor, DE7,9231099%

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      Monona, WI7,9191088%
      Wilmington Manor, DE7,9231099%
      Source: The Wilmington Manor, DE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.