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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Durango, Colorado is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Durango, Colorado is more expensive.

Overall, Durango, Colorado cost of living is 126.50.

  COST OF LIVINGDurango, ColoradoUnited States
  Overall  127100
  Grocery  99.7100
  Health  100100
  Housing  187100
  Utilities  92100
  Transportation  96100
  Miscellaneous  99100


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A tough place to earn a living
Durango is a great placen to live and recreate, but wages are low, cost of living is high and the economy is almost entirely service, as in restaurants, and tourism. It... (read more)
Enveloped in the Mountains
Spectacular views. Entrepreneurial friendly. Family oriented with parks, sidewalks,... (read more)
Great for an active lifestyle
There is so much to do in Durango. Whether it's hiking, skiing, or biking in the mountians or kayacking, fishing or tubing in the River, it always seems like there is... (read more)
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It's about lifestyle
I chanced upon this site and the reviews by disgruntled people when I was doing research this morning on another matter. I was shocked by the "reviews"--people saying... (read more)
re: Great place to visit but not live! - 11/7/2013
Ha, Ha...sounds perfect to me! You should move to Texas, cheap to live, lots of Mexican food restaurants where you can eat heavy for very little, for that matter most... (read more)
Healthy, outdoor-oriented family town
Great place to raise a family. I moved here 38 years ago from Austin, TX. When I graduated I was offered jobs in two big cities in other states or this little town. I... (read more)
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