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22%
Overall NAT. AVG.
6%
Goods & Services NAT. AVG.
67%
Housing NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; 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.
Index Dove Valley Colorado National
Cost of living122111100
Goods & Services106104100
Groceries105101100
Health care99100100
Housing167134100
Transportation104105100
Utilities8591100
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Cost Of Living Quick Facts

  • The cost of living in Dove Valley is 9% higher than the Colorado average
  • The cost of living in Dove Valley is 22% higher than the national average
  • Dove Valley housing is 67% higher than the national average
  • Colorado general sales tax is 43% lower than the national average
  • Colorado state income tax is 95% higher than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$86,912$7,243$2,028$2,608
      Renters$60,929$5,077$1,422$1,828
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Dove Valley, CO, as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Dove Valley homeowners, is $86,912. This would allow for a maximum of $2,028 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $60,929 which would result in a maximum of $1,422 to be spent on rental costs.

      Colorado Sales Tax

      State General Sales Tax With Max Surtax
      Colorado 2.9% 10%

      Colorado Income Tax

      State Income Tax (Low) Income Tax (High)
      Colorado 4.4% 4.4%

      Goods & Services

      Item Dove Valley National avg. Difference
      Haircut $26.81$24.2610.5%
      Beauty Salon $50.45$45.5610.7%
      Toothpaste $3.70$3.700.1%
      Shampoo $1.27$1.281.1%
      Movie $14.70$12.1321.1%
      Bowling $21.40$18.0018.9%

      Groceries

      Item Dove Valley National avg. Difference
      Ground Beef $5.23$5.8410.4%
      Fried Chicken $1.40$1.5711.2%
      Milk $4.74$4.671.4%
      Potatoes $4.30$4.9312.9%
      Pizza $12.87$12.096.5%
      Beer $10.67$10.412.5%

      Health Care

      Item Dove Valley National avg. Difference
      Optometrist $121.38$125.683.4%
      Doctor $116.64$135.7814.1%
      Dentist $126.27$113.2911.5%
      Ibuprofen $10.88$10.652.1%
      Lipitor $447.94$468.604.4%

      Housing

      Item Dove Valley National avg. Difference
      Home Price $322,000.00$184,700.0074.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $3,151.90$2,346.6934.3%
      Apartment Rent $1,411.00$949.0048.7%

      Transportation

      Item Dove Valley National avg. Difference
      Gasoline $3.67$3.465.9%
      Tire Balancing $60.05$59.920.2%

      Utilities

      Item Dove Valley National avg. Difference
      All Electricity $145.02$193.9925.2%
      Phone $194.36$192.251.1%
      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.

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      Sheridan, CO6,07211312.9%
      Glendale, CO5,18611413.9%
      Dove Valley, CO4,94312221.6%

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      Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; this is the most current data available.