Boulder, Colorado gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living index of 141.3, which means the total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities is 41.3 percent higher than the U.S. average and 17.3 percent lower than the average for Colorado.
A typical home costs $997,100, which is 194.9 percent more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 89.1 percent more expensive than the average Colorado home, at $527,200. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Boulder costs $2,060 per month, which is 44.1 percent more than the national average of $1,430 and 19.9 percent more than the state average of $1,650.
To live comfortably in Boulder, Colorado, a minimum annual income of $191,160 for a family, and $68,000 for a single person is recommended.
Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Boulder is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Boulder, Colorado is more expensive.
Boulder cost of living is 141.3