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Overall 7%
Goods & Services 10%
Housing 4%
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.
IndexPagosa SpringsColoradoNational
Cost of living93110100
Goods & Services90103100
Groceries9697100
Health care100104100
Housing96134100
Transportation89102100
Utilities9586100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Pagosa Springs is 15% lower than the Colorado average
  • The cost of living in Pagosa Springs is 7% lower than the national average
  • Pagosa Springs housing is 4% lower 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$38,657$3,221$902$1,160
      Renters$28,333$2,361$661$850

      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

      ItemPagosa SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.75$17.499.9%
      Beauty Salon $34.70$38.179.1%
      Toothpaste $2.14$2.327.8%
      Shampoo $0.88$1.0113.0%
      Movie $9.50$10.7211.4%
      Bowling $11.20$13.8619.2%

      Groceries

      ItemPagosa SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.93$3.900.8%
      Fried Chicken $1.00$1.4028.4%
      Milk $1.57$1.9620.0%
      Potatoes $2.03$3.1836.2%
      Pizza $9.59$10.397.7%
      Beer $8.27$9.2310.4%

      Health Care

      ItemPagosa SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $131.73$106.3423.9%
      Doctor $138.75$115.2520.4%
      Dentist $79.72$98.3819.0%
      Ibuprofen $8.32$9.2610.2%
      Lipitor $487.19$466.474.4%

      Housing

      ItemPagosa SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $193,500.00$184,700.004.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,081.42$1,273.3215.1%
      Apartment Rent $706.00$949.0025.6%

      Transportation

      ItemPagosa SpringsNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.32$2.5910.6%
      Tire Balancing $45.20$48.907.6%

      Utilities

      ItemPagosa SpringsNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$151.80$167.609.4%
      Phone $183.06$163.4212.0%
      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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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Pagosa Springs, CO1,96693-7%

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