Southeast Boulder cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexSoutheast BoulderBoulderColorado
Cost of living index127143107
IndexSoutheast BoulderBoulderColorado
Goods & Services index10210299
Groceries index106106103
Health care index107107102
Housing index185238127
Transportation index10410495
Utilities index939388

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  • The cost of living in Southeast Boulder is 19% higher than the Boulder average.
  • The cost of living in Southeast Boulder is 27% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Southeast Boulder is 85% higher than the national average.
  • Colorado general sales tax is 43% lower than the national average.
  • Colorado state income tax is 108% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Household$55,259$4,605$1,289$1,658

Colorado Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Colorado2.9%10%

Colorado Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Colorado4.63%4.63%

Goods & Services

ItemBoulderNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.59$15.5619.4%
Beauty Salon $36.88$36.112.1%
Toothpaste $3.14$2.4726.9%
Shampoo $0.97$0.960.2%
Movie $11.18$10.1310.4%
Bowling $6.03$4.7427.3%

Groceries

ItemBoulderNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.77$3.9819.6%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.410.5%
Milk $1.78$2.0613.7%
Potatoes $2.81$2.985.8%
Pizza $7.33$9.4722.7%
Beer $8.43$8.794.1%

Health Care

ItemBoulderNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.80$101.041.7%
Doctor $134.18$107.4424.9%
Dentist $90.01$90.420.4%
Ibuprofen $9.40$9.281.3%
Lipitor $426.52$426.500.0%

Housing

ItemBoulderNational avg.Difference
Home Price $499,200.00$175,700.00184.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,431.28$1,133.2326.3%
Apartment Rent $1,203.00$920.0030.8%

Transportation

ItemBoulderNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$1.990.4%
Tire Balancing $52.50$45.7614.7%

Utilities

ItemBoulderNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$135.90$163.8117.0%
Phone $30.43$28.397.2%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Leyner, CO311022%
Seven Hills, CO1291022%
Glendale CDP, CO1111022%
Hidden Lake, CO01022%
Federal Heights, CO11,83584-16%
Boulder, CO102,00214343%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Broken Arrow, OK101,91796-4%
Columbia, MD102,11613232%
North Charleston, SC102,1431000%
West Palm Beach, FL102,2831022%
El Cajon, CA101,58212828%
Boulder, CO102,00214343%
Source: The Southeast Boulder, Boulder, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.