Aurora, Colorado 

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Economy in Aurora, Colorado

Aurora, CO is a great place to live and work. With its excellent location near Denver, the city provides plenty of opportunities both for those looking for employment or just to enjoy some leisurely time. Companies such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies, Aurora Public Schools and University of Colorado are also located within the city. The cost of living in Aurora is slightly higher than in other cities in the United States with two bedroom rents being approximately $1,820 per month compared to an average rent of $1,430 nationally. Additionally the grocery cost index is around 99 versus 100 in the US on average.

Aurora has an unemployment rate of 7.6%. The US average is 6.0%.

Aurora has seen the job market increase by 2.8% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 42.5%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Aurora
- The Sales Tax Rate for Aurora is 8.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Aurora is 4.7%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Aurora
- The average income of a Aurora resident is $24,732 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Aurora resident is $72,052 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.


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    Reviews for Aurora    39 Reviews
    Used to be affordable. Now overpriced. - 9/6/2020
    It is ok. Not great. It used to be worth the cost (4/5 stars). The schools are mediocre, the people are hit or miss. People born here are friendly but... Read More

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    Overpriced. - 7/19/2020
    I've lived here for 10 years, and I gotta say, it's easily one of the most overpriced cities I've ever lived in. The cost of living makes it not worth it to live here,... Read More

    Housing - 6/30/2018
    For an average to below average less than 800 square feet you will pay at least $100 in Aurora, Colorado.... Read More

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