Littleton 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.
IndexLittletonColoradoNational
Cost of living index113107100
IndexLittletonColoradoNational
Goods & Services index10299100
Groceries index106103100
Health care index107102100
Housing index139127100
Transportation index10495100
Utilities index9388100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Littleton, CO is shown above. Compared to the state average of Colorado the cost of living index in Littleton, CO is 113, which is 6% higher than the average in Colorado and compared to the national average it is 13% 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 Littleton, CO goods and services come in at 3% higher than the average in Colorado and are 2% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Littleton is 6% higher than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Littleton is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Littleton is 39% 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$86,958$7,247$2,029$2,609
Renters$34,873$2,906$814$1,046
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Littleton, 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 Littleton, CO homeowners, is $86,958. This would allow for a maximum of $2,029 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $34,873 which would result in a maximum of $814 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 Littleton, 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

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.59$15.5619.4%
Beauty Salon $36.88$36.112.1%
Toothpaste $3.14$2.4726.9%
Shampoo $0.97$0.960.2%
Movie $11.18$10.1310.4%
Bowling $6.03$4.7427.3%

Groceries

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.77$3.9819.6%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.410.5%
Milk $1.78$2.0613.7%
Potatoes $2.81$2.985.8%
Pizza $7.33$9.4722.7%
Beer $8.43$8.794.1%

Health Care

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.80$101.041.7%
Doctor $134.18$107.4424.9%
Dentist $90.01$90.420.4%
Ibuprofen $9.40$9.281.3%
Lipitor $426.52$426.500.0%

Housing

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $271,000.00$175,700.0054.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,431.28$1,133.2326.3%
Apartment Rent $937.00$920.001.8%

Transportation

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.99$1.990.4%
Tire Balancing $52.50$45.7614.7%

Utilities

ItemLittletonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$135.90$163.8117.0%
Phone $30.43$28.397.2%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Rock Creek Park, CO01022%
Lakeside, CO492-8%
Glendale, CO4,56496-4%
North Washington, CO30396-4%
Sheridan, CO5,81998-2%
Littleton, CO43,71011313%

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Littleton, CO43,71011313%
Source: The Littleton, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.