Lewes, DE Cost of Living


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Lewes cost of living score
108.1
More expensive
8.1% higher
than the US average
4.4% higher
than the Delaware average
Lewes, Delaware gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 108.1, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 8.1% higher than the U.S. average and 4.4% lower than the average for Delaware.

Lewes, DE

Housing costs in Lewes?
A typical home costs $681,500, which is 101.6% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 102.7% more expensive than the average Delaware home, at $336,200. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Lewes costs $1,410 per month, which is 1.4% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 5.7% more than the state average of $1,330.

Can I afford Lewes?
To live comfortably in Lewes, Delaware, a minimum annual income of $130,680 for a family, and $42,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Lewes?
Lewes, DE is an affordable place to live for those who are looking to settle down in a small town community. The cost of living is much lower than the national average, making it a great choice for people on a budget. Housing prices are also relatively low in this area, with many single-family homes and condos being found at lower rates than other areas. Groceries and utilities are also cheaper compared to other parts of the country, while there are plenty of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options available at reasonable prices. All in all, Lewes is an ideal place to call home for those who want a comfortable lifestyle without putting too much strain on their wallet.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesLewesDelawareUnited States
  108.1103.5100.0
  109105.9100
  113.4112.2100.0
  156.5104.4100.0
  $681,500$336,200$338,100
  101.1%105.2%100.0%
  87.095.8100.0
  89.298.2100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I moved to Lewes in 2009 and it has been a great experience so far. Sussex County has the lowest property taxes in the state and Delaware has no sales tax making it a  More

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Lewes has so much to offer for retirees! It has a great library, wonderful classes for lifelong education (through the Osher Institute, affiliated with U.D.), and a town  More

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Over 14 years ago

I've lived in Lewes, Delaware practically my whole life and love it here. It’s a tight-knit community that really focuses on one another. Lewes frequently tops the  More

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