Greenwood Village 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.
IndexGreenwood VillageColoradoNational
Cost of living index176107100
IndexGreenwood VillageColoradoNational
Goods & Services index103101100
Groceries index10098100
Health care index106104100
Housing index351127100
Transportation index9899100
Utilities index9388100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Greenwood Village, CO is shown above. Compared to the state average of Colorado the cost of living index in Greenwood Village, CO is 176, which is 64% higher than the average in Colorado and compared to the national average it is 76% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Greenwood Village, CO goods and services come in at 2% higher than the average in Colorado and are 3% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Greenwood Village is 64% higher than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Greenwood Village is 76% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Greenwood Village is 251% 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$170,714$14,226$3,983$5,122
Renters$60,737$5,061$1,417$1,822
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Greenwood Village, 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 Greenwood Village, CO homeowners, is $170,714. This would allow for a maximum of $3,983 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $60,737 which would result in a maximum of $1,417 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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Greenwood Village, CO is the Colorado sales tax and Colorado income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Colorado sales tax rate is 2.9% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Colorado income tax rates range from 4.63% to 4.63%.

Goods & Services

ItemGreenwood VillageNational 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

ItemGreenwood VillageNational 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

ItemGreenwood VillageNational 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

ItemGreenwood VillageNational avg.Difference
Home Price $769,400.00$175,700.00337.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,348.76$1,081.0324.8%
Apartment Rent $1,371.00$920.0049.0%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemGreenwood VillageNational 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.
Lakeside, CO490-10%
Glendale, CO4,56494-6%
North Washington, CO30395-5%
Sheridan, CO5,81997-3%
Twin Lakes, CO6,33297-3%
Greenwood Village, CO14,54617676%

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Fraser, MI14,54487-13%
Avenal, CA14,55395-5%
Shelbyville, KY14,55894-6%
Cutlerville, MI14,53390-10%
Washougal, WA14,56311616%
Greenwood Village, CO14,54617676%
Source: The Greenwood Village, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.