According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Dover has an overall cost of living index of 105 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Delaware, Dover has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Delaware's index of 114.
The standard of living in Dover ranks as #3,705 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Delaware. By definition, that implies Dover ranks as the #2,702 most expensive place in the First State.
|Living Expense||Dover||Delaware||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Delaware, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Dover||Smyrna, DE||11,484||106||1.0x|