Everyone wants a home that mixes affordability with comfort and Delaware does this very well. Families love the First State’s beaches, midlands, and mountains as tourists before moving here and calling it home.
But before you decide to relocate, you have to do some research into the exact cost of living around the state — and that’s how we’re going to help you.
These are the places in Delaware that cost a pretty penny — the most expensive cities in the state.
After we saved up for months and could finally afford it, we landed on this list of the ten most expensive cities in Delaware for 2018:
- Rehoboth Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Lewes (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Ocean View (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Townsend (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Newark (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Selbyville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Milton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Millsboro (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Clayton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Bridgeville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
So hopefully Cheswold (the cheapest place to live in Delaware) can show these guys how to live on a budget in the coming years. Read on for how these places had costs rise faster than inflation.
1. Rehoboth Beach
3. Ocean View
Population: 31,655 Services: 108
Health Care: 103
More on Newark: Homes For Sale | Data
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454. Newark is home to the University of Delaware, which is often regarded as a top ten ranked University in the United States.
How We Determined The Most Expensive 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 most 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.
San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.
Taking A Chunk Out Of Your Paycheck
Well there you have it, the places in Delaware that have the highest cost of living, with Rehoboth Beach ranking as the most expensive city in the First State.
If you’re curious, here are the least expensive cities in Delaware:
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