According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Boulder has an overall cost of living index of 142 which is 1.4x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Colorado, Boulder has a cost of living index that's 1.3x higher than Colorado's index of 110.
The standard of living in Boulder ranks as #5,646 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Colorado. By definition, that implies Boulder ranks as the #760 most expensive place in the Centennial State.
|Living Expense||Boulder||Colorado||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Colorado, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Boulder|
|Wheat Ridge, CO||31,331||107||0.8x|
|Federal Heights, CO||12,745||80||0.6x|