Cherry Creek 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.
IndexCherry CreekColoradoNational
Cost of living index138107100
IndexCherry CreekColoradoNational
Goods & Services index10299100
Groceries index106103100
Health care index107102100
Housing index222127100
Transportation index10495100
Utilities index9388100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Cherry Creek, CO cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Cherry Creek, CO is 138, which is 30% higher than the Colorado average and 38% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Cherry Creek, CO are 3% higher than the Colorado average and 2% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Cherry Creek is 30% higher than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Cherry Creek is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Cherry Creek is 122% 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)
Owners$129,210$10,768$3,015$3,877
Renters$49,898$4,158$1,164$1,497
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Cherry Creek, 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 Cherry Creek, CO homeowners, is $129,210. This would allow for a maximum of $3,015 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $49,898 which would result in a maximum of $1,164 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%
For those who live in Cherry Creek, CO and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Colorado income tax rate and the Colorado sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Colorado, the sales tax is 2.9%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 10%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Colorado, the income tax rate ranges between 4.63% to 4.63%.

Goods & Services

ItemCherry CreekNational 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

ItemCherry CreekNational 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

ItemCherry CreekNational 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

ItemCherry CreekNational avg.Difference
Home Price $459,200.00$175,700.00161.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,431.28$1,133.2326.3%
Apartment Rent $1,184.00$920.0028.7%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemCherry CreekNational 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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Federal Heights, CO11,83584-16%
Lakeside, CO492-8%
Derby, CO8,63895-5%
Glendale, CO4,56496-4%
North Washington, CO30396-4%
Cherry Creek, CO12,11313838%

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Cherry Creek, CO12,11313838%
Source: The Cherry Creek, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.