Ouray 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.
IndexOurayColoradoNational
Cost of living index125107100
IndexOurayColoradoNational
Goods & Services index109101100
Groceries index10198100
Health care index101104100
Housing index176127100
Transportation index9899100
Utilities index9688100

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  • The cost of living in Ouray is 17% higher than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Ouray is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Ouray is 76% 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$59,583$4,965$1,390$1,788
Renters$64,375$5,365$1,502$1,931

Colorado Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Colorado2.9%10%

Colorado Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Colorado4.63%4.63%

Goods & Services

ItemOurayNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.00$14.5923.3%
Beauty Salon $29.00$34.6816.4%
Toothpaste $2.28$2.477.8%
Shampoo $0.94$1.028.0%
Movie $9.50$9.873.7%
Bowling $3.65$4.3916.9%

Groceries

ItemOurayNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.99$4.4810.9%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.4611.9%
Milk $2.09$2.3611.3%
Potatoes $2.24$3.0626.8%
Pizza $10.79$9.2416.7%
Beer $9.39$8.638.8%

Health Care

ItemOurayNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $85.00$99.7814.8%
Doctor $127.50$105.0321.4%
Dentist $80.50$88.709.2%
Ibuprofen $8.98$9.414.6%
Lipitor $294.93$298.501.2%

Housing

ItemOurayNational avg.Difference
Home Price $362,500.00$175,700.00106.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,479.75$1,081.0336.9%
Apartment Rent $967.00$920.005.1%

Transportation

ItemOurayNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.10$2.090.4%
Tire Balancing $41.98$45.297.3%

Utilities

ItemOurayNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$160.81$170.805.9%
Phone $27.99$28.260.9%
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.
Silverton, CO6091088%
Ridgway, CO99012020%
Portland, CO19211717%
Ophir, CO17314040%
Loghill Village, CO37314545%
Ouray, CO79612525%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Damascus, VA79687-13%
Smithfield, OH79683-17%
Rose Hill CDP (Lee County), VA79682-18%
Liverpool, PA79694-6%
Puxico, MO79676-24%
Ouray, CO79612525%
Source: The Ouray, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.