Fruita 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.
IndexFruitaColoradoNational
Cost of living index101107100
IndexFruitaColoradoNational
Goods & Services index9499100
Groceries index100103100
Health care index100102100
Housing index113127100
Transportation index9995100
Utilities index9488100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Fruita, CO cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Colorado and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Fruita, CO is 101, which is 5% lower than the Colorado average and 1% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Fruita, CO are 5% lower than the average for Colorado and 6% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fruita is 5% lower than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Fruita is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fruita is 13% 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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Using the salary calculator lets you compare the salary you earn in Fruita, CO to what it is in other cities. It will let you know what your earnings would have to be in another city to have the same standard of living, as determined by the cost of living in each city. For example, if the cost of living in the area you want to move to is higher than the cost of living in Fruita, CO, you have to earn a higher income in order to still have the same standard of living. To operate the Fruita, CO salary calculator, put in the name of the other city, then move the slider to the point that represents the current income. The salary calculator will take care of the rest and tell you how much more or less you must earn in the new city. A Total breakdown of the cost of living is also provided.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$63,387$5,282$1,479$1,902
Renters$37,581$3,132$877$1,128
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Fruita, CO, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Fruita, CO homeowners have a median income of $63,387. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,479 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $37,581, which means there is a maximum of $877 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

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 Fruita, 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

ItemFruitaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.45$15.560.7%
Beauty Salon $24.96$36.1130.9%
Toothpaste $2.55$2.473.3%
Shampoo $0.83$0.9613.5%
Movie $11.57$10.1314.2%
Bowling $5.04$4.746.5%

Groceries

ItemFruitaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.55$3.9814.2%
Fried Chicken $1.16$1.4117.4%
Milk $1.83$2.0611.1%
Potatoes $1.94$2.9834.9%
Pizza $9.78$9.473.3%
Beer $7.78$8.7911.5%

Health Care

ItemFruitaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $104.98$101.043.9%
Doctor $134.73$107.4425.4%
Dentist $83.39$90.427.8%
Ibuprofen $9.06$9.282.3%
Lipitor $342.22$426.5019.8%

Housing

ItemFruitaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $200,300.00$175,700.0014.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,066.48$1,133.235.9%
Apartment Rent $1,018.00$920.0010.7%

Transportation

ItemFruitaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.98$1.990.5%
Tire Balancing $45.54$45.760.5%

Utilities

ItemFruitaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.83$163.8113.4%
Phone $29.99$28.395.6%
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.
Clifton, CO20,26291-9%
Orchard Mesa, CO6,27298-2%
Fruitvale, CO8,4221011%
Grand Junction, CO59,7311011%
Redlands, CO9,54611313%
Fruita, CO12,7021011%

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Beaufort, SC12,7021099%
Shiloh, IL12,7061033%
Lakeway, TX12,70912727%
Kewanee, IL12,69481-19%
Waianae, HI12,69415050%
Fruita, CO12,7021011%
Source: The Fruita, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.