Fruitvale 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.
IndexFruitvaleColoradoNational
Cost of living index101107100
IndexFruitvaleColoradoNational
Goods & Services index101101100
Groceries index9698100
Health care index106104100
Housing index110127100
Transportation index9199100
Utilities index8588100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Fruitvale, CO. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Fruitvale, CO being 101, that puts it 6% lower than the average of Colorado and 1% higher than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Fruitvale, CO, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Colorado as well as 1% higher than the nation's average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Fruitvale is 6% lower than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Fruitvale is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fruitvale is 10% 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$56,260$4,688$1,313$1,688
Renters$33,289$2,774$777$999
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Fruitvale, 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 Fruitvale, CO homeowners have a median income of $56,260. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,313 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $33,289, which means there is a maximum of $777 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 assessing the complete cost of living in Fruitvale, CO, the Colorado income tax and the Colorado sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Colorado maximum surtax is 10%, and the Colorado sales tax is 2.9%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 4.63% to 4.63% in Colorado.

Goods & Services

ItemFruitvaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.60$14.596.9%
Beauty Salon $25.00$34.6827.9%
Toothpaste $2.61$2.475.5%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $11.00$9.8711.5%
Bowling $4.67$4.396.3%

Groceries

ItemFruitvaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.79$4.487.0%
Fried Chicken $1.06$1.4627.6%
Milk $2.05$2.3613.0%
Potatoes $2.29$3.0625.2%
Pizza $9.00$9.242.6%
Beer $8.03$8.637.0%

Health Care

ItemFruitvaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $105.40$99.785.6%
Doctor $135.00$105.0328.5%
Dentist $83.60$88.705.8%
Ibuprofen $10.99$9.4116.8%
Lipitor $283.86$298.504.9%

Housing

ItemFruitvaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $187,100.00$175,700.006.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,080.50$1,081.030.0%
Apartment Rent $1,090.00$920.0018.5%

Transportation

ItemFruitvaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.87$2.0910.4%
Tire Balancing $43.30$45.294.4%

Utilities

ItemFruitvaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.47$170.8020.1%
Phone $25.95$28.268.2%
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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Clifton, CO20,26291-9%
Palisade, CO2,63595-5%
Orchard Mesa, CO6,27299-1%
Grand Junction, CO59,7311011%
Fruita, CO12,7021022%
Fruitvale, CO8,4221011%

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White Horse, NJ8,42211616%
Boonton, NJ8,42413535%
Murphy, MO8,41894-6%
Corrales, NM8,42613030%
Pleasant View, UT8,42611212%
Fruitvale, CO8,4221011%
Source: The Fruitvale, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.