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Overall 5%
Goods & Services 10%
Housing 3%
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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.
IndexSecurity-WidefieldColoradoNational
Cost of living105111100
Goods & Services110105100
Groceries10198100
Health care10098100
Housing103134100
Transportation103105100
Utilities9988100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Security-Widefield is 5% lower than the Colorado average
  • The cost of living in Security-Widefield is 5% higher than the national average
  • Security-Widefield housing is 3% 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$62,989$5,249$1,470$1,890
      Renters$48,297$4,025$1,127$1,449
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Security-Widefield, 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 Security-Widefield homeowners, is $62,989. This would allow for a maximum of $1,470 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $48,297 which would result in a maximum of $1,127 to be spent on rental costs.

      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

      ItemSecurity-WidefieldNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $25.24$20.2724.5%
      Beauty Salon $45.60$40.3912.9%
      Toothpaste $1.96$2.3616.8%
      Shampoo $1.02$1.085.5%
      Movie $10.73$10.992.3%
      Bowling $15.29$15.491.3%

      Groceries

      ItemSecurity-WidefieldNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.10$4.304.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4015.2%
      Milk $1.75$2.2020.4%
      Potatoes $2.58$3.2219.9%
      Pizza $11.21$10.744.4%
      Beer $9.33$9.602.8%

      Health Care

      ItemSecurity-WidefieldNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $112.79$109.732.8%
      Doctor $119.60$118.341.1%
      Dentist $100.70$100.940.2%
      Ibuprofen $9.29$9.936.5%
      Lipitor $475.12$469.531.2%

      Housing

      ItemSecurity-WidefieldNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $173,500.00$184,700.006.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,372.91$1,229.6211.7%
      Apartment Rent $1,184.00$949.0024.8%

      Transportation

      ItemSecurity-WidefieldNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.81$2.713.8%
      Tire Balancing $52.65$51.861.5%

      Utilities

      ItemSecurity-WidefieldNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$169.45$170.840.8%
      Phone $185.54$187.180.9%
      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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      CityPopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Stratmoor, CO5,821991.0%
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      Fountain, CO27,8171087.7%
      Colorado Springs, CO448,7591088.0%
      Manitou Springs, CO5,21711515.3%
      Security-Widefield, CO34,9561054.7%

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      Security-Widefield, CO34,9561054.7%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.