Colorado Springs 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.
IndexColorado SpringsColoradoNational
Cost of living index99106100
IndexColorado SpringsColoradoNational
Goods & Services index96101100
Groceries index9598100
Health care index103104100
Housing index111122100
Transportation index8499100
Utilities index8888100

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  • The cost of living in Colorado Springs is 7% lower than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Colorado Springs is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Colorado Springs is 11% 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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Compare Colorado Springs, CO Cost of living To Other Cities

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

ItemColorado SpringsNational 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

ItemColorado SpringsNational 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

ItemColorado SpringsNational 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

ItemColorado SpringsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $213,400.00$181,400.0017.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,062.29$1,081.031.7%
Apartment Rent $842.00$889.005.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemColorado SpringsNational 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.
Trail Side, CO493-7%
Stratmoor, CO7,52589-11%
Cimarron Hills, CO15,77193-7%
Security-Widefield, CO32,12496-4%
Green Mountain Falls, CO72697-3%
Colorado Springs, CO417,53499-1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Omaha, NE412,68990-10%
Atlanta, GA425,9311077%
Raleigh, NC405,0071033%
Miami, FL401,92711111%
Cleveland, OH397,97289-11%
Colorado Springs, CO417,53499-1%
Source: The Colorado Springs, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.