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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Wilmington, Delaware is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Wilmington, Delaware is more expensive.

Overall, Wilmington, Delaware cost of living is 97.80.

  COST OF LIVINGWilmington, DelawareUnited States
  Overall  98100
  Grocery  117.1100
  Health  105100
  Housing  70100
  Utilities  127100
  Transportation  104100
  Miscellaneous  111100


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Summers are too much
It's not the heat, it's the humidity that kills you. I have zero tolerance for humidity, so that's why I'm looking to leave Delaware. Plus, in the winter when it does... (read more)
Climate in Wilmington
Wilmington (25 minutes S. of Philadelphia,PA) has delightful weather. The summers are a bit humid... (read more)
There are many things to do in and around Wilmington. The location is great for culture and activities - Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC & New York City are all convenient... (read more)
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So far I'm impressed with Wilmington
When we sold our house in the burbs and downsized to a condo in Wilmington all our friends thought we were nuts. What about the crime? Well, we've been here for a year... (read more)
Wilmington Delaware is the worst
The politicians in Delaware have NO idea what they are doing. They are there just to get a paycheck. The crime is through the roof in the city of Wilmington. There is... (read more)
re: The Real Truth - 1/11/2014
The REAL reason crime stats for Wilmington, DE APPEAR to be high is because of the enormous pseudo-middle-class- and white- flight to the multitude of unincorporated... (read more)
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