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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 Montrose, Colorado is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Montrose, Colorado is more expensive.

Overall, Montrose, Colorado cost of living is 99.60.

  COST OF LIVINGMontrose, ColoradoUnited States
  Overall  100100
  Grocery  98.5100
  Health  104100
  Housing  103100
  Utilities  94100
  Transportation  94100
  Miscellaneous  100100


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re: Reasonable Economy - 7/27/2009
July 2012 We are done. Leaving Montrose after all this time and loosing everything due to the exagerated cost of living in a horrible community. I would not wish this... (read more)
Reasonable Economy
Montrose, not unlike other small towns of villages, currently embraces the overall affect of the economic downturn. My husband transferred there six months ago, to... (read more)
May move to Montrose, Colorado
I currently live in Denver, Colorado and have lived here all my life with the exception of living in Houston, TX in the early 1970s. My mother is from Montrose,... (read more)
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Montrose is a wonderful place to live. The economic downturn has been hard, and this area of the state has been very hard hit. I make 20k less to work here than in the... (read more)
re: Montrose is set in its ways - 4/23/2014
I'm happy to say that 7 months after I wrote this post I've officially left Montrose for good. I had enough of the "good 'ol boys" mentality and lack of sophistication... (read more)
Montrose is set in its ways
I've been living in Montrose for a year and am looking for an opportunity to get out. The town's economy is stagnant and it's next to impossible for businesses to grow.... (read more)
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