Applewood 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.
Cost of living index129110100
Goods & Services index109103100
Groceries index9897100
Health care index104104100
Housing index194134100
Transportation index104102100
Utilities index8186100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Applewood, CO cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Colorado and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Applewood, CO is 129, which is 18% higher than the Colorado average and 29% higher 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 Applewood, CO are 5% higher than the average for Colorado and 9% higher than the rest of the country.

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  • The cost of living in Applewood is 18% higher than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Applewood is 29% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Applewood is 94% 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

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The affordability of the housing market in Applewood, CO as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Applewood, CO homeowners, the median income is $93,958. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,192 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $55,938. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,305 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Colorado Sales Tax

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Colorado Income Tax

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The Colorado sales tax and Colorado income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Applewood, CO. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Colorado sales tax is 2.9% and the maximum surtax is 10%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Colorado income tax rates range from 4.63% to 4.63%.

Goods & Services

ItemApplewoodNational avg.Difference
Haircut $20.46$17.4917.0%
Beauty Salon $42.88$38.1712.3%
Toothpaste $2.09$2.329.9%
Shampoo $1.04$1.012.8%
Movie $12.95$10.7220.8%
Bowling $20.00$13.8644.3%


ItemApplewoodNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.28$3.909.7%
Fried Chicken $1.44$1.403.2%
Milk $1.83$1.966.7%
Potatoes $2.77$3.1813.0%
Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
Beer $9.11$9.231.3%

Health Care

ItemApplewoodNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.57$106.343.5%
Doctor $125.43$115.258.8%
Dentist $105.11$98.386.8%
Ibuprofen $8.56$9.267.6%
Lipitor $485.44$466.474.1%


ItemApplewoodNational avg.Difference
Home Price $398,400.00$184,700.00115.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,840.89$1,273.3244.6%
Apartment Rent $1,370.00$949.0044.4%


ItemApplewoodNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.63$2.591.3%
Tire Balancing $54.74$48.9012.0%


ItemApplewoodNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$108.33$167.6035.4%
Phone $183.58$163.4212.3%
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.
Glendale CDP, CO781022%
Lakeside, CO1080-20%
Federal Heights, CO12,17380-20%
Derby, CO8,93090-10%
Glendale, CO4,90596-4%
Applewood, CO7,97612929%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Jefferson, WI7,97698-2%
Mount Joy, PA7,97898-2%
Ephrata, WA7,98091-9%
Gresham Park, GA7,97193-7%
Hartsville (Trousdale County) , TN7,97087-13%
Applewood, CO7,97612929%
Source: The Applewood, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.
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