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Cost of Living

Stunning Views, Surprising Value

Expect awe-inspiring views, not jaw-dropping prices when comes to the cost of living in Colorado Springs. Prices for home, rentals, utilities and other quality of life components are competitive and, in some cases, lower than national averages. Paired with high-quality job growth, the region’s affordability offers the financial freedom to enjoy an ideally crafted lifestyle. Spend more time and less money on the things that matter when you live in Colorado Springs.


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Cost of Living Index

CityCompositeUtilitiesMisc. Goods
Washington, DC159.0118.1118.0
Seattle, WA156.7108.1136.0
Boston, MA150.1120.6129.1
Los Angeles, CA145.9106.3111.8
Portland, OR134.087.2119.3
Chicago, IL120.092.4109.3
Reno, NV113.686.0107.5
Denver, CO110.880.6106.5
Dallas, TX107.7106.9106.6
Salt Lake City, UT103.387.8103.5
Las Vegas, NV103.198.794.1
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO100.897.3104.0
Spokane, WA100.397.598.6
NATIONAL AVERAGE100.0100.0100.0
Phoenix, AZ98.9109.691.8
Boise, ID98.482.0102.7
Raleigh, NC95.198.3100.8
Albuquerque, NM*93.387.796.5
Source: C2ER - COLI 2019 Annual Average; *Source: C2ER - COLI 2nd Quarter 2019
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Housing Cost Comparison

Washington, DC$1,041,970
Los Angeles, CA816,438
Seattle, WA813,440
Boston, MA716,119
Portland, OR616,272
Chicago, IL517,211
Denver, CO515,298
Reno, NV463,121
Las Vegas, NV447,464
Spokane, WA399,028
Salt Lake City, UT396,378
Dallas, TX389,520
Boise, ID349,211
Phoenix, AZ334,870
Albuquerque, NM*314,593
Raleigh, NC284,183
Source: C2ER - COLI 2019 Annual Average; *Source: C2ER - COLI 2nd Quarter 2019
Based on: A newly built home of approximately 2,400 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, dining room, one fireplace, utility room, fully finished basement and attached 2-car garage on 8,000 square foot lot.
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Apartment Cost Comparison

Boston, MA$3,454
Washington, DC3,038
Los Angeles, CA2,800
Seattle, WA2,650
Portland, OR2,542
Chicago, IL2,131
Dallas, TX1,588
Denver, CO1,500
Phoenix, AZ1,424
Raleigh, NC1,322
Salt Lake City, UT1,273
Reno, NV1,243
Las Vegas, NV1,208
Boise, ID1,131
Albuquerque, NM*947
Spokane, WA918
Source: C2ER - COLI 2019 Annual Average; *Source: C2ER - COLI 2nd Quarter 2019

Based on: An apartment complex built within the past 10 years of approximately 950 square feet with 2-bedrooms, 1½ or 2 full baths. Water and sewer included in rent.
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Utility Comparison

Boston, MA$0.00$67.96$163.66$231.62
Washington, DC0.00144.1777.49221.66
Phoenix, AZ199.930.000.00199.93
Dallas, TX0.00135.8252.18188.00
Seattle, WA185.140.000.00185.14
Los Angeles, CA0.00110.5572.55183.10
Las Vegas, NV0.00123.7946.71170.50
NATIONAL AVERAGE171.34100.4967.55168.04
Raleigh, NC0.00104.2762.24166.51
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO0.0099.4362.28161.71
Spokane, WA0.0059.6395.19154.82
Portland, OR0.0080.6560.06140.71
Albuquerque, NM*0.0092.0740.97137.42
Chicago, IL0.0080.2552.14132.39
Reno, NV0.00102.7528.51131.26
Salt Lake City, UT0.0074.8655.23130.09
Boise, ID0.0066.2358.58124.81
Denver, CO0.0054.2554.96109.21
Source: C2ER - COLI 2019 Annual Average; *Source: C2ER - COLI 2nd Quarter 2019
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