Burlington 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.
IndexBurlingtonColoradoNational
Cost of living index86107100
IndexBurlingtonColoradoNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index9598100
Health care index103104100
Housing index67127100
Transportation index8499100
Utilities index8888100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Burlington, CO is displayed above. In Burlington, CO, the overall cost of living index is 86, which is 20% lower than the Colorado average and 14% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Burlington, CO, the city's goods and services are 5% lower than the Colorado average and 4% lower than the U.S. average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Burlington is 20% lower than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Burlington is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Burlington is 33% lower 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)
Owners$50,677$4,223$1,182$1,520
Renters$30,938$2,578$722$928
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Burlington, CO as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Burlington, CO homeowners, is $50,677. This would allow for a maximum of $1,182 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $30,938 which would result in a maximum of $722 to be spent on rental costs.

Colorado Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Colorado2.9%10%

Colorado Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Colorado4.63%4.63%
The Colorado sales tax and Colorado income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Burlington, CO. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Colorado sales tax is 2.9% and the maximum surtax is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Colorado income tax rates range from 4.63% to 4.63%.

Goods & Services

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.20$14.599.5%
Beauty Salon $36.40$34.685.0%
Toothpaste $3.35$2.4735.4%
Shampoo $0.95$1.027.0%
Movie $9.65$9.872.2%
Bowling $3.35$4.3923.7%

Groceries

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.71$4.485.2%
Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4627.6%
Milk $2.12$2.3610.0%
Potatoes $2.45$3.0620.0%
Pizza $8.40$9.249.1%
Beer $7.87$8.638.8%

Health Care

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.00$99.786.2%
Doctor $112.80$105.037.4%
Dentist $90.60$88.702.1%
Ibuprofen $9.66$9.412.6%
Lipitor $295.27$298.501.1%

Housing

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $117,100.00$175,700.0033.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,062.29$1,081.031.7%
Apartment Rent $628.00$920.0031.7%

Transportation

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.62$2.0922.6%
Tire Balancing $45.98$45.291.5%

Utilities

ItemBurlingtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$132.82$170.8022.2%
Phone $28.98$28.262.6%
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.
Kanorado, KS14871-29%
Bethune, CO31582-18%
Burlington, CO4,08486-14%

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Fleetwood, PA4,0841099%
Hyde Park, UT4,0851077%
Wayland, MI4,08286-14%
Sullivan City, TX4,08767-33%
Caseyville, IL4,08086-14%
Burlington, CO4,08486-14%
Source: The Burlington, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.