Wheat Ridge, CO Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
110
Wheat Ridge's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
54 out of 111
In Colorado
4,128 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Wheat Ridge is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Wheat Ridge, CO?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Wheat Ridge has an overall cost of living index of 110 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Colorado, Wheat Ridge has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Colorado's index of 112.

The standard of living in Wheat Ridge ranks as #4,129 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Colorado. By definition, that implies Wheat Ridge ranks as the #2,289 most expensive place in the Centennial State.

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Wheat Ridge Cost Of Living Vs. Colorado

Living Expense Wheat Ridge Colorado National Average
Overall 110 112 100
Services 102 104 100
Groceries 88 103 100
Health 99 103 100
Housing 134 133 100
Transportation 108 108 100
Utilities 80 87 100
For more reading on cost of living around Colorado, check out:
Wheat Ridge Cost of Living Vs. CO

Wheat Ridge, 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.

$426,500
Median Home Value
$1,164
Median Rent
$63,333
Median Income
Statistic Wheat Ridge Colorado United States
Median Home Value $426,500 $369,900 $229,800
Median Rent $1,164 $1,335 $1,096
Median Income $63,333 $75,231 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.7x 4.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Wheat Ridge Services Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Wheat Ridge Colorado
Shampoo $0.88 $1.06
Movie $13.19 $10.68
Bowling $20.67 $14.67

Detailed Wheat Ridge Groceries Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Wheat Ridge Colorado
Ground Beef $4.62 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.15 $1.39
Milk $1.78 $2.05

Detailed Wheat Ridge Health Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Wheat Ridge Colorado
Haircut $24.05 $18.62
Beauty Salon $35.0 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.11 $2.34

Detailed Wheat Ridge Transportation Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Wheat Ridge Colorado
Potatoes $3.04 $3.29
Pizza $11.32 $10.62
Beer $8.96 $9.38
Optometrist $99.83 $108.57
Doctor $117.67 $116.17
Dentist $92.83 $99.13

Detailed Wheat Ridge Utilities Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Wheat Ridge Colorado
Gasoline $2.24 $2.22
Tire Balancing $59.83 $50.07
All Electricity $103.99 $167.67
Phone $187.21 $175.64

Wheat Ridge SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Wheat Ridge

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Wheat Ridge
Denver, CO 715,878 116 1.1x
Lakewood, CO 155,733 115 1.0x
Arvada, CO 120,229 109 1.0x
Northglenn, CO 39,201 103 0.9x
Englewood, CO 34,840 111 1.0x
Golden, CO 20,391 127 1.2x
Sherrelwood, CO 19,082 98 0.9x
Welby, CO 15,372 97 0.9x
Federal Heights, CO 13,537 80 0.7x
Berkley, CO 11,299 99 0.9x

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