Glendale 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.
IndexGlendaleColoradoNational
Cost of living index94107100
IndexGlendaleColoradoNational
Goods & Services index103101100
Groceries index10098100
Health care index106104100
Housing index80127100
Transportation index9899100
Utilities index9388100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Glendale, CO cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Colorado and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Glendale, CO is 94, which is 12% lower than the Colorado average and 6% lower 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 Glendale, CO are 2% higher than the average for Colorado and 3% higher than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Glendale is 12% lower than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Glendale is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Glendale is 20% lower 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$48,063$4,005$1,121$1,442
Renters$36,983$3,082$863$1,110
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Glendale, CO as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Glendale, CO homeowners, is $48,063. This would allow for a maximum of $1,121 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $36,983 which would result in a maximum of $863 to be spent on rental costs.

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 Glendale, 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

ItemGlendaleNational 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

ItemGlendaleNational 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

ItemGlendaleNational 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

ItemGlendaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $128,100.00$175,700.0027.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,348.76$1,081.0324.8%
Apartment Rent $893.00$920.002.9%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemGlendaleNational 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%
North Washington, CO30395-5%
Sheridan, CO5,81997-3%
Glendale, CO4,56494-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
St. James, MN4,56585-15%
West Hazleton, PA4,56590-10%
Shingle Springs, CA4,56213636%
Fayette, AL4,56281-19%
Chain Lake, WA4,56612323%
Glendale, CO4,56494-6%
Source: The Glendale, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.