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Overall 12%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 39%
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.
IndexManitou SpringsColoradoNational
Cost of living112110100
Goods & Services104103100
Groceries9497100
Health care107104100
Housing139134100
Transportation99102100
Utilities9986100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Manitou Springs is 2% higher than the Colorado average
  • The cost of living in Manitou Springs is 12% higher than the national average
  • Manitou Springs housing is 39% higher than the national average
  • Colorado general sales tax is 43% lower than the national average
  • Colorado state income tax is 88% 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$68,500$5,708$1,598$2,055
      Renters$39,101$3,258$912$1,173
      A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living in Manitou Springs is by simply calculating the maximum that should be spent on housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The plan is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Manitou Springs has a median income of about $68,500 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a maximum of $1,598 should be spent on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $39,101. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $912 on all rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

      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

      ItemManitou 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

      ItemManitou 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

      ItemManitou 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

      ItemManitou SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $295,700.00$184,700.0060.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,220.36$1,273.324.2%
      Apartment Rent $841.00$949.0011.4%

      Transportation

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

      Utilities

      ItemManitou 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.

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      Source: The Manitou Springs, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.