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Overall 8%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 16%
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.
IndexPierceColoradoNational
Cost of living92110100
Goods & Services104103100
Groceries8497100
Health care98104100
Housing84134100
Transportation95102100
Utilities7986100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Pierce is 17% lower than the Colorado average
  • The cost of living in Pierce is 8% lower than the national average
  • Pierce housing is 16% lower 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$59,886$4,991$1,397$1,797
      Renters$40,625$3,385$948$1,219

      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

      ItemPierceNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $24.00$17.4937.2%
      Beauty Salon $35.00$38.178.3%
      Toothpaste $1.79$2.3222.9%
      Shampoo $0.88$1.0113.0%
      Movie $13.49$10.7225.8%
      Bowling $20.00$13.8644.3%

      Groceries

      ItemPierceNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.94$3.901.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.48$1.406.0%
      Milk $1.19$1.9639.4%
      Potatoes $1.97$3.1838.1%
      Pizza $10.99$10.395.7%
      Beer $8.98$9.232.7%

      Health Care

      ItemPierceNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $108.00$106.341.6%
      Doctor $120.00$115.254.1%
      Dentist $90.00$98.388.5%
      Ibuprofen $7.97$9.2613.9%
      Lipitor $508.67$466.479.0%

      Housing

      ItemPierceNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $146,900.00$184,700.0020.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,896.78$1,273.3249.0%
      Apartment Rent $889.00$949.006.3%

      Transportation

      ItemPierceNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.26$2.5912.8%
      Tire Balancing $55.00$48.9012.5%

      Utilities

      ItemPierceNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$103.99$167.6038.0%
      Phone $183.87$163.4212.5%
      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.
      Ault, CO1,86991-9%
      Nunn, CO56298-2%
      Greeley, CO98,97595-5%
      Eaton, CO4,7911022%
      Wellington, CO7,4091099%
      Pierce, CO96692-8%

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      Crocker, MO96685-15%
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      Apple Valley, UT9661055%
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      Source: The Pierce, CO cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.