Brush cost of living index

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The 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. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBrushColoradoNational
Cost of living88110100
IndexBrushColoradoNational
Goods & Services104103100
Groceries8497100
Health care98104100
Housing73134100
Transportation95102100
Utilities7986100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Brush is 19% lower than the Colorado average
  • The cost of living in Brush is 12% lower than the national average
  • Brush housing is 27% 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$55,273$4,606$1,290$1,658
      Renters$29,760$2,480$694$893
      A good indicator of the general affordability of housing in Brush, CO, is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Brush, the median monthly income is $55,273 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,290 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $29,760, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $694 on monthly rental expenses.

      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

      ItemBrushNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $24.00$17.4937.2%
      Beauty Salon $35.00$38.178.3%
      Toothpaste $1.79$2.3222.9%
      Shampoo $0.88$1.0113.0%
      Movie $13.49$10.7225.8%
      Bowling $20.00$13.8644.3%

      Groceries

      ItemBrushNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.94$3.901.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.48$1.406.0%
      Milk $1.19$1.9639.4%
      Potatoes $1.97$3.1838.1%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $8.98$9.232.7%

      Health Care

      ItemBrushNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $108.00$106.341.6%
      Doctor $120.00$115.254.1%
      Dentist $90.00$98.388.5%
      Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2613.9%
      Lipitor $508.67$466.479.0%

      Housing

      ItemBrushNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $130,000.00$184,700.0029.6%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,896.78$1,273.3249.0%
      Apartment Rent $763.00$949.0019.6%

      Transportation

      ItemBrushNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.26$2.5912.8%
      Tire Balancing $55.00$48.9012.5%

      Utilities

      ItemBrushNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$103.99$167.6038.0%
      Phone $183.87$163.4212.5%
      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.
      Snyder, CO14895-5%
      Trail Side, CO10395-5%
      Hillrose, CO28382-18%
      Log Lane Village, CO1,20683-17%
      Fort Morgan, CO11,34687-13%
      Brush, CO5,45888-12%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Tichigan, WI5,4591066%
      Anamosa, IA5,45988-12%
      Cameron, TX5,45776-24%
      Colby, KS5,46084-16%
      Mulvane, KS5,46191-9%
      Brush, CO5,45888-12%
      Source: The Brush, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.