Crested Butte 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.
IndexCrested ButteColoradoNational
Cost of living index161107100
IndexCrested ButteColoradoNational
Goods & Services index10099100
Groceries index114103100
Health care index92102100
Housing index307127100
Transportation index7695100
Utilities index9388100

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  • The cost of living in Crested Butte is 51% higher than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Crested Butte is 61% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Crested Butte is 207% 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$69,213$5,768$1,615$2,077
Renters$36,047$3,004$841$1,082

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

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.23$15.5617.1%
Beauty Salon $25.27$36.1130.0%
Toothpaste $3.13$2.4726.4%
Shampoo $0.99$0.962.6%
Movie $9.53$10.135.9%
Bowling $3.79$4.7420.1%

Groceries

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.41$3.9814.5%
Fried Chicken $1.86$1.4131.8%
Milk $3.42$2.0665.6%
Potatoes $3.58$2.9820.0%
Pizza $10.14$9.477.0%
Beer $9.03$8.792.7%

Health Care

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $88.20$101.0412.7%
Doctor $117.65$107.449.5%
Dentist $81.15$90.4210.2%
Ibuprofen $8.98$9.283.3%
Lipitor $306.33$426.5028.2%

Housing

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
Home Price $689,200.00$175,700.00292.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,493.72$1,133.2331.8%
Apartment Rent $997.00$920.008.4%

Transportation

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.40$1.9929.8%
Tire Balancing $41.07$45.7610.2%

Utilities

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$142.39$163.8113.1%
Phone $29.05$28.392.3%
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.
Marble, CO10412020%
Mount Crested Butte, CO79912525%
Crested Butte, CO1,45116161%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Troy, TN1,45181-19%
Erin, TN1,45184-16%
Random Lake, WI1,45199-1%
Wrightsville, AR1,45183-17%
Pirtleville, AZ1,45181-19%
Crested Butte, CO1,45116161%
Source: The Crested Butte, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.