A wise sage once said:
‘She works hard for the money…’
And these places in Delaware definitely treat her right.
You see, these are the places in Delaware where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the First State, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision.
So we did the hard for you and crunched the numbers to find the cities that have lower food, energy, and housing costs. After the dust settled on our analysis of the 28 largest places in Delaware, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.
Here are the 10 cheapest places to live in Delaware for 2018:
- Cheswold (Homes)
- Harrington (Photos | Homes)
- Delmar (Homes)
- Blades (Homes)
- Laurel (Photos | Homes)
- Seaford (Photos | Homes)
- Felton (Homes)
- Elsmere (Photos | Homes)
- Wilmington (Photos | Homes)
- Milford (Photos | Homes)
So listen up Rehoboth Beach (the most expensive place in Delaware) as we explain how we created this ranking. You could learn some things from the rest of the state.
How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The First State For 2018
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:
- Health Insurance
You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Delaware to figure out which is the least expensive.
What you are left with is a ‘Cost of Living Index’ that normalizes to 100 for an average place in the United States.
So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 28 places in Delaware that have more than 5,000 people.
And just so you can better understand how the cost of living index works, 100 is the average cost of a place in the United States. A score of 90 means that the place cost 10% less than average. A score of 90 means it’s 10% less expensive.
San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.
Population: 7,018 Services: 107
Health Care: 102
More on Seaford: Real Estate | Data
Seaford is a city located along the Nanticoke River in Sussex County, Delaware. According to the 2010 Census Bureau figures, the population of the city is 6,928, an increase of 3.4% from the 2000 census. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Population: 6,131 Services: 108
Health Care: 103
More on Elsmere: Real Estate | Data
Elsmere is a town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States, bordering the city of Wilmington along Wilmington’s western border. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the town is 6,131.
Population: 71,119 Services: 108
Health Care: 103
More on Wilmington: Real Estate | Data
Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink, Pakehakink) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain.
Population: 9,513 Services: 107
Health Care: 102
More on Milford: Real Estate | Data
Milford is a city in Kent and Sussex counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 9,559.
There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. Cheapskate
If you’re looking at the cost of living numbers in Delaware, this is an accurate list of the cheapest places to call home.
Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Delaware