Living in Sussex County

Cost of Living Comparisons

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) www.coli.org

ACCRA Cost of Living Index
The ACCRA Cost of Living Index is published by the Council for Community and Economic Research, an authority recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNN Money, and the President's Council of Economic Advisors. Cost of Living Index data, with methodology described in detail and available to users, is continually reviewed by academic researchers and government officials and is referenced in the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Comparison of Salary Requirements

Salary Requirements Comparison of $200,000

  Virginia
Washington, D.C.
Arlington
Alexandria
Maryland
Bethesda
Gaithersburg
Frederick
New Jersey
Middlesex
Monmouth
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
& Suburbs

After-Tax Income
Requirement

$200,000
$200,000
$200,000
$200,000

Sussex County Delaware Equivalent Requirement

$143,884
$150,150
$155,763
$160,000

State Tax Comparisons*

 
VA
MD
NJ
PA
DE

Sales Tax Rate

5%
5%
7%
6%
0%

Income Tax Marginal Rate at $200,000

5.75%
4.75%
6.37%
3.07%
5.95%

$200,000 Home: Typical Annual Real Estate Tax*

$1,977
$3,143
$4,047
$3,927
$1,694

*Source: Minnesota Taxpayers Assoc. Survey of US Homestead Taxation 2000

Cost of Living Comparisons: Summary

 
VA
MD
NJ
PA
DE
National
Average

Composite
(100%)

139.0
133.2
128.4
125.0
100
100

Housing
(28%)

215.6
191.1
171.2
148.4
86.0
100

Transportation
(10%)

109.7
114.6
106.4
108.0
96.1
100