Denver, CO Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
114
Denver's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
66 out of 109
In Colorado
4,426 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Denver is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Denver, CO?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Denver has an overall cost of living index of 114 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Colorado, Denver has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Colorado's index of 110.

The standard of living in Denver ranks as #4,428 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Colorado. By definition, that implies Denver ranks as the #1,979 most expensive place in the Centennial State.

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Denver Cost Of Living Vs. Colorado

Living Expense Denver Colorado National Average
Overall 114 110 100
Services 109 103 100
Groceries 98 97 100
Health 104 104 100
Housing 144 134 100
Transportation 104 102 100
Utilities 81 86 100
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Denver Cost of Living Vs. CO

Denver, 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.

$390,600
Median Home Value
$1,311
Median Rent
$68,592
Median Income
Statistic Denver Colorado United States
Median Home Value $390,600 $343,300 $217,500
Median Rent $1,311 $1,271 $1,062
Median Income $68,592 $72,331 $62,843
Home Value To Income 5.7x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Denver Services Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Denver Colorado
Shampoo $1.04 $1.01
Movie $12.95 $10.72
Bowling $20.0 $13.86

Detailed Denver Groceries Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Denver Colorado
Ground Beef $4.28 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.44 $1.4
Milk $1.83 $1.96

Detailed Denver Health Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Denver Colorado
Haircut $20.46 $17.49
Beauty Salon $42.88 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.09 $2.32

Detailed Denver Transportation Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Denver Colorado
Potatoes $2.77 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $9.11 $9.23
Optometrist $102.57 $106.34
Doctor $125.43 $115.25
Dentist $105.11 $98.38

Detailed Denver Utilities Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Denver Colorado
Gasoline $2.63 $2.59
Tire Balancing $54.74 $48.9
All Electricity $108.33 $167.6
Phone $183.58 $163.42

Denver SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
6

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Denver

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Denver
Aurora, CO 369,111 105 0.9x
Brighton, CO 39,836 101 0.9x
Englewood, CO 34,259 108 0.9x
Sherrelwood, CO 19,208 98 0.9x
Welby, CO 16,018 95 0.8x
Federal Heights, CO 12,745 80 0.7x
Berkley, CO 11,879 98 0.9x
Derby, CO 8,962 90 0.8x
Commerce, GA 6,858 87 0.8x
Sheridan, CO 6,089 99 0.9x

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