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Overall 31%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 100%
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. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexNorthgateColorado SpringsColorado
Cost of living131105110
Goods & Services104104103
Groceries949497
Health care107107104
Housing200114134
Transportation9999102
Utilities999986

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Northgate is 19% higher than the Colorado Springs average
  • The cost of living in Northgate is 31% higher than the national average
  • Northgate housing is 100% 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)
      Household$98,508$8,209$2,298$2,956

      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

      ItemColorado SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.57$17.4917.6%
      Beauty Salon $41.14$38.177.8%
      Toothpaste $2.74$2.3218.1%
      Shampoo $1.02$1.010.8%
      Movie $10.24$10.724.5%
      Bowling $15.00$13.868.2%

      Groceries

      ItemColorado SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.95$3.901.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.44$1.403.2%
      Milk $1.62$1.9617.4%
      Potatoes $2.71$3.1814.9%
      Pizza $11.17$10.397.5%
      Beer $9.12$9.231.2%

      Health Care

      ItemColorado SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $108.79$106.342.3%
      Doctor $145.00$115.2525.8%
      Dentist $99.14$98.380.8%
      Ibuprofen $8.56$9.267.6%
      Lipitor $493.76$466.475.9%

      Housing

      ItemColorado SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $222,100.00$184,700.0020.2%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,220.36$1,273.324.2%
      Apartment Rent $958.00$949.000.9%

      Transportation

      ItemColorado SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.56$2.591.3%
      Tire Balancing $50.25$48.902.8%

      Utilities

      ItemColorado SpringsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$165.38$167.601.3%
      Phone $179.26$163.429.7%
      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.
      Elbert, CO16797-3%
      Cimarron Hills, CO17,24098-2%
      Green Mountain Falls, CO6441033%
      Palmer Lake, CO2,5581066%
      Cascade-Chipita Park, CO1,3651077%
      Colorado Springs, CO448,7591055%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Virginia Beach, VA449,73311010%
      Omaha, NE443,07290-10%
      Raleigh, NC441,3261022%
      Atlanta, GA456,3781088%
      Miami, FL432,6221099%
      Colorado Springs, CO448,7591055%
      Source: The Northgate, Colorado Springs, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.