Colorado Cost of Living

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Colorado cost of living score
More expensive
20.5% higher
than the US average
0.0% lower
than the Colorado average
Colorado gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 120.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 20.5% higher than the U.S. average and 0.0% lower than the average for Colorado.


Housing costs in Colorado?
A typical home costs $527,200, which is 55.9% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.0% less expensive than the average Colorado home, at $527,200. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Colorado costs $1,650 per month, which is 15.4% more than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $1,650.

Can I afford Colorado?
To live comfortably in Colorado, a minimum annual income of $101,160 for a family, and $53,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Colorado?
The cost of living in Colorado State is quite reasonable, making it an attractive home for many people. The median home value is about $350,000, which is lower than the national median of over $430,000. Rent costs are also relatively low compared to other states. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is around $1,400 per month. Groceries and utilities tend to be slightly more expensive than in other parts of the country. On average, groceries cost about 10% more than the national average while utilities are slightly higher at 14%. Overall, however, Colorado State remains an affordable place to live with a high quality of life.
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     CategoriesColorado, ColoradoUnited States

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
Reviews for Colorado
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Over 4 years ago

I've lived here since 1996 [when I was 9] and have to say it used to be a five-star state. Great views, fairly average cost of living.110.0 in Denver 12 years ago on  More

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Over 5 years ago

I’m from Oklahoma and I absolutely love Colorado!!!! I plan on moving around the Castle Rock or Monument area once I retire from the military. Housing is expensive in  More

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I am a colorado native. I was born here and have lived here 24 years. I used to love it here, 10 years ago i would have given it 4 stars, But ever since it was THE FIRST  More

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