Thornton, CO Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
105
Thornton's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
43 out of 109
In Colorado
3,704 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Thornton is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Thornton, CO?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Thornton has an overall cost of living index of 105 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Colorado, Thornton has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Colorado's index of 110.

The standard of living in Thornton ranks as #3,705 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Colorado. By definition, that implies Thornton ranks as the #2,702 most expensive place in the Centennial State.

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Thornton Cost Of Living Vs. Colorado

Living Expense Thornton Colorado National Average
Overall 105 110 100
Services 104 103 100
Groceries 84 97 100
Health 98 104 100
Housing 128 134 100
Transportation 95 102 100
Utilities 79 86 100
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Thornton Cost of Living Vs. CO

Thornton, CO Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Colorado, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$322,200
Median Home Value
$1,495
Median Rent
$79,411
Median Income
Statistic Thornton Colorado United States
Median Home Value $322,200 $343,300 $217,500
Median Rent $1,495 $1,271 $1,062
Median Income $79,411 $72,331 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.1x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Thornton Services Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Thornton Colorado
Shampoo $0.88 $1.01
Movie $13.49 $10.72
Bowling $20.0 $13.86

Detailed Thornton Groceries Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Thornton Colorado
Ground Beef $3.94 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.48 $1.4
Milk $1.19 $1.96

Detailed Thornton Health Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Thornton Colorado
Haircut $24.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $35.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.79 $2.32

Detailed Thornton Transportation Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Thornton Colorado
Potatoes $1.97 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $8.98 $9.23
Optometrist $108.0 $106.34
Doctor $120.0 $115.25
Dentist $90.0 $98.38

Detailed Thornton Utilities Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Thornton Colorado
Gasoline $2.26 $2.59
Tire Balancing $55.0 $48.9
All Electricity $103.99 $167.6
Phone $183.87 $163.42

Thornton SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
4

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Thornton

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Thornton
Denver, CO 705,576 114 1.1x
Westminster, CO 112,962 106 1.0x
Broomfield, CO 67,886 117 1.1x
Northglenn, CO 38,973 100 1.0x
Englewood, CO 34,259 108 1.0x
Sherrelwood, CO 19,208 98 0.9x
Welby, CO 16,018 95 0.9x
Firestone, CO 14,033 109 1.0x
Federal Heights, CO 12,745 80 0.8x
Berkley, CO 11,879 98 0.9x

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