Crested Butte 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.
IndexCrested ButteColoradoNational
Cost of living index153108100
IndexCrested ButteColoradoNational
Goods & Services index10999100
Groceries index10399100
Health care index114103100
Housing index268134100
Transportation index105104100
Utilities index8478100

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  • The cost of living in Crested Butte is 42% higher than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Crested Butte is 53% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Crested Butte is 168% 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$80,625$6,719$1,881$2,419
Renters$40,000$3,333$933$1,200

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

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.33$16.0932.6%
Beauty Salon $51.33$37.3337.5%
Toothpaste $2.94$2.4520.3%
Shampoo $0.99$1.000.7%
Movie $10.50$10.282.1%
Bowling $4.50$4.938.8%

Groceries

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.77$3.800.8%
Fried Chicken $1.49$1.406.7%
Milk $1.79$2.0110.8%
Potatoes $2.37$3.0121.2%
Pizza $9.50$9.893.9%
Beer $8.41$8.905.5%

Health Care

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $160.00$102.1656.6%
Doctor $120.00$108.3610.7%
Dentist $107.50$92.5316.2%
Ibuprofen $9.59$9.283.4%
Lipitor $448.00$425.825.2%

Housing

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
Home Price $608,300.00$184,700.00229.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,021.28$1,202.4468.1%
Apartment Rent $1,185.00$949.0024.9%

Transportation

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.38$2.246.2%
Tire Balancing $48.03$46.293.7%

Utilities

ItemCrested ButteNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$135.26$165.9618.5%
Phone $25.01$28.6812.8%
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.
Marble, CO12512525%
Mount Crested Butte, CO88713030%
Crested Butte, CO1,28215353%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Shelburn, IN1,28282-18%
Pomeroy, WA1,28185-15%
Gillett, WI1,28382-18%
Pleasant Hill, OH1,28189-11%
Clarkton, MO1,28370-30%
Crested Butte, CO1,28215353%
Source: The Crested Butte, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.