Edgewater 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.
IndexEdgewaterColoradoNational
Cost of living index103107100
IndexEdgewaterColoradoNational
Goods & Services index103101100
Groceries index10098100
Health care index106104100
Housing index109127100
Transportation index9899100
Utilities index9388100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Edgewater, CO cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Edgewater, CO is 103, which is 4% lower than the Colorado average and 3% 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 Edgewater, CO are 2% higher than the Colorado average and 3% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Edgewater is 4% lower than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Edgewater is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Edgewater is 9% 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$62,177$5,181$1,451$1,865
Renters$33,178$2,765$774$995
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Edgewater, CO by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Edgewater, CO have a median income of $62,177. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,451 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $33,178, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $774.

Colorado Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Colorado2.9%10%

Colorado Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Colorado4.63%4.63%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Edgewater, CO you will want to make sure you consider both the Colorado sales tax and the Colorado income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Colorado is 2.9%, with the highest surtax being 10%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Colorado have a range from 4.63% to 4.63%.

Goods & Services

ItemEdgewaterNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.25$14.5918.2%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $3.00$2.4721.3%
Shampoo $1.10$1.027.6%
Movie $11.22$9.8713.7%
Bowling $6.75$4.3953.7%

Groceries

ItemEdgewaterNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.01$4.4811.9%
Fried Chicken $1.71$1.4616.8%
Milk $2.43$2.363.1%
Potatoes $2.55$3.0616.7%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $8.55$8.631.0%

Health Care

ItemEdgewaterNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.85$99.782.1%
Doctor $124.80$105.0318.8%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.24$9.411.8%
Lipitor $278.85$298.506.6%

Housing

ItemEdgewaterNational avg.Difference
Home Price $205,800.00$175,700.0017.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,348.76$1,081.0324.8%
Apartment Rent $838.00$920.008.9%

Transportation

ItemEdgewaterNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.6%
Tire Balancing $47.12$45.294.1%

Utilities

ItemEdgewaterNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$153.48$170.8010.1%
Phone $27.57$28.262.4%
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.
Federal Heights, CO11,83583-17%
Lakeside, CO490-10%
Derby, CO8,63893-7%
Glendale, CO4,56494-6%
North Washington, CO30395-5%
Edgewater, CO5,2171033%

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Edgewater, CO5,2171033%
Source: The Edgewater, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.