Use our Cost of Living Comparison Calculator to compare Delaware’s cost of living to major cities by hovering over one of the Delaware regions below and clicking on a city. See how far your salary goes for housing, utilities, and more.
Use our comparison tool to see how Delaware’s cost of living stacks up to your current city.
The cost of living index for the Wilmington metro area is consistently lower than other urban markets on the East Coast, while the index for central and southern Delaware is consistently less than the U.S. average.
Delaware residents enjoy a median household income that’s eight percent higher than the national average, high wage job opportunities in lucrative industries, a diverse range of affordable housing, and a low tax burden without state-level property taxes and sales tax. What’s more, since the Great Recession, employment in Delaware has grown by 11% — the fastest pace in the Mid-Atlantic.