Walden 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.
IndexWaldenColoradoNational
Cost of living index85107100
IndexWaldenColoradoNational
Goods & Services index9099100
Groceries index99103100
Health care index99102100
Housing index64127100
Transportation index10195100
Utilities index9988100

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  • The cost of living in Walden is 20% lower than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Walden is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Walden is 36% 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$42,143$3,512$983$1,264
Renters$23,750$1,979$554$713

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

ItemWaldenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$15.5610.1%
Beauty Salon $28.87$36.1120.1%
Toothpaste $2.53$2.472.2%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9610.5%
Movie $9.16$10.139.6%
Bowling $3.25$4.7431.4%

Groceries

ItemWaldenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.85$3.983.5%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4113.5%
Milk $2.17$2.065.0%
Potatoes $1.93$2.9835.2%
Pizza $10.00$9.475.6%
Beer $8.56$8.792.6%

Health Care

ItemWaldenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $134.42$101.0433.0%
Doctor $102.85$107.444.3%
Dentist $86.67$90.424.1%
Ibuprofen $9.35$9.280.8%
Lipitor $420.52$426.501.4%

Housing

ItemWaldenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $100,600.00$175,700.0042.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $948.75$1,133.2316.3%
Apartment Rent $720.00$920.0021.7%

Transportation

ItemWaldenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.97$1.991.0%
Tire Balancing $48.56$45.766.1%

Utilities

ItemWaldenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$140.93$163.8114.0%
Phone $33.10$28.3916.6%
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.
Walden, CO52785-15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sicily Island, LA52779-21%
Olney Springs, CO52779-21%
New Auburn, MN52786-14%
Winchester, KS52782-18%
Amalga, UT5271000%
Walden, CO52785-15%
Source: The Walden, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.