Cost of Living

A Quality of Life with Extraordinary Value

We want you to get all the mileage you can out of living here. Living in Colorado means having more time to take advantage of the plethora of recreational activities and pursuing the lifestyle you want. High wages paired with a robust economy means that you can take advantage of Colorado’s diverse lifestyle, all at a cost that’s far less than our west and east coast counterparts.

An unparalleled lifestyle, steady job growth and efficient utility costs are just a few more reasons why living in Colorado gives you a mile high advantage.

Overall Cost of Living

12%
Above the national average compared to 17% in California and 37% in Massachusetts for overall cost of living

Cost of Living Expenses

On Par
with national average for groceries
2%
Above national average for healthcare
7%
Below national average for utilities
4%
Below national average for transportation

Income

13%
Above national median household income

Rankings

30%
Below the cost of living in east and west coast cities
# 1
Least expensive state for energy WalletHub , 2015
# 2
Lowest natural-gas price WalletHub , 2015
# 7
State to make a living Forbes , 2015
Laura Blomquist Senior Manager of Strategy & Analystics (303) 892-3840 laura.blomquist@state.co.us