Colorado Springs, CO Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
107
Colorado Springs's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
47 out of 111
In Colorado
3,867 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Colorado Springs is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Colorado Springs, CO?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Colorado Springs has an overall cost of living index of 107 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Colorado, Colorado Springs has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Colorado's index of 112.

The standard of living in Colorado Springs ranks as #3,868 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Colorado. By definition, that implies Colorado Springs ranks as the #2,551 most expensive place in the Centennial State.

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Colorado Springs Cost Of Living Vs. Colorado

Living Expense Colorado Springs Colorado National Average
Overall 107 112 100
Services 105 104 100
Groceries 99 103 100
Health 106 103 100
Housing 114 133 100
Transportation 111 108 100
Utilities 100 87 100
For more reading on cost of living around Colorado, check out:
Colorado Springs Cost of Living Vs. CO

Colorado Springs, CO Housing Cost Breakdown

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.

$294,500
Median Home Value
$1,196
Median Rent
$67,719
Median Income
Statistic Colorado Springs Colorado United States
Median Home Value $294,500 $369,900 $229,800
Median Rent $1,196 $1,335 $1,096
Median Income $67,719 $75,231 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.3x 4.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Colorado Springs Services Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Colorado Springs Colorado
Shampoo $1.0 $1.06
Movie $9.91 $10.68
Bowling $15.48 $14.67

Detailed Colorado Springs Groceries Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Colorado Springs Colorado
Ground Beef $4.33 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.39 $1.39
Milk $1.76 $2.05

Detailed Colorado Springs Health Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Colorado Springs Colorado
Haircut $19.51 $18.62
Beauty Salon $42.9 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.22 $2.34

Detailed Colorado Springs Transportation Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Colorado Springs Colorado
Potatoes $2.64 $3.29
Pizza $11.51 $10.62
Beer $8.8 $9.38
Optometrist $114.08 $108.57
Doctor $126.71 $116.17
Dentist $105.77 $99.13

Detailed Colorado Springs Utilities Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Colorado Springs Colorado
Gasoline $2.41 $2.22
Tire Balancing $54.19 $50.07
All Electricity $165.12 $167.67
Phone $182.16 $175.64

Colorado Springs SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Colorado Springs

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Colorado Springs
Security-Widefield, CO 38,645 104 1.0x
Fountain, CO 30,240 105 1.0x
Cimarron Hills, CO 18,981 99 0.9x
Fort Carson, CO 16,243 117 1.1x
Black Forest, CO 13,103 142 1.3x
Woodmoor, CO 8,474 130 1.2x
Woodland Park, CO 7,943 113 1.1x
Monument, CO 7,691 125 1.2x
Air Force Academy, CO 6,368 121 1.1x
Gleneagle, CO 6,256 120 1.1x

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