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

Overall, Golden, Colorado cost of living is 147.50.

  COST OF LIVINGGolden, ColoradoUnited States
  Overall  148100
  Grocery  97100
  Health  104100
  Housing  249100
  Utilities  91100
  Transportation  97100
  Miscellaneous  104100

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...6 months of winter from the first snowfall to the last. Lots of warm, sunny days in between. However...just when you think you can get out your shorts and sandals,... (read more)
re: Schools - 6/6/2007
The schools are very good! My boys are 5 and 7, and we have been very appreciative of the high quality of teachers and leadership in the schools. Golden parent are very... (read more)
re: Schools - 6/6/2007
When I was in Golden my young children were all in daycare. However, they did have the option of an all day kindercare. The HS seemed to be on par with other towns as... (read more)
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Not just for extreme sportsperson...
It doesn't get any better than this little town, nestled between two stunning mesas. Beauty abounds in every direction. You have that "small town feel" but are just... (read more)
Love this place!
Golden is a fantastic place to have a family! Close to metro Denver, but close to the mountains and all its recreation. The schools are very good! My boys are 5 and... (read more)
Golden 1. pretty town 2. very nice people 3. Colorado School of Mines is a very good school 4. very low crime rate Cons 1. not a very good job market, you most... (read more)
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