Golden, CO Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
125
Golden's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
84 out of 109
In Colorado
5,044 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 Golden is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Golden, CO?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Golden has an overall cost of living index of 125 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Colorado, Golden has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Colorado's index of 110.

The standard of living in Golden ranks as #5,047 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Colorado. By definition, that implies Golden ranks as the #1,359 most expensive place in the Centennial State.

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Golden Cost Of Living Vs. Colorado

Living Expense Golden Colorado National Average
Overall 125 110 100
Services 104 103 100
Groceries 84 97 100
Health 98 104 100
Housing 194 134 100
Transportation 95 102 100
Utilities 79 86 100
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Golden Cost of Living Vs. CO

Golden, 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.

$522,200
Median Home Value
$1,386
Median Rent
$72,349
Median Income
Statistic Golden Colorado United States
Median Home Value $522,200 $343,300 $217,500
Median Rent $1,386 $1,271 $1,062
Median Income $72,349 $72,331 $62,843
Home Value To Income 7.2x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.23x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Golden Services Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Golden Colorado
Shampoo $0.88 $1.01
Movie $13.49 $10.72
Bowling $20.0 $13.86

Detailed Golden Groceries Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Golden Colorado
Ground Beef $3.94 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.48 $1.4
Milk $1.19 $1.96

Detailed Golden Health Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Golden Colorado
Haircut $24.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $35.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $1.79 $2.32

Detailed Golden Transportation Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Golden Colorado
Potatoes $1.97 $3.18
Pizza $10.99 $10.39
Beer $8.98 $9.23
Optometrist $108.0 $106.34
Doctor $120.0 $115.25
Dentist $90.0 $98.38

Detailed Golden Utilities Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Golden Colorado
Gasoline $2.26 $2.59
Tire Balancing $55.0 $48.9
All Electricity $103.99 $167.6
Phone $183.87 $163.42

Golden SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Golden

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Golden
Denver, CO 705,576 114 0.9x
Lakewood, CO 155,146 112 0.9x
Arvada, CO 118,746 109 0.9x
Northglenn, CO 38,973 100 0.8x
Englewood, CO 34,259 108 0.9x
Wheat Ridge, CO 31,331 107 0.9x
Central, LA 29,107 100 0.8x
Sherrelwood, CO 19,208 98 0.8x
Welby, CO 16,018 95 0.8x
Federal Heights, CO 12,745 80 0.6x

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