Golden, CO Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
127
Golden's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
85 out of 111
In Colorado
5,140 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 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 127 which is 1.3x 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 112.

The standard of living in Golden ranks as #5,142 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Colorado. By definition, that implies Golden ranks as the #1,277 most expensive place in the Centennial State.

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Golden Cost Of Living Vs. Colorado

Living Expense Golden Colorado National Average
Overall 127 112 100
Services 103 104 100
Groceries 90 103 100
Health 98 103 100
Housing 196 133 100
Transportation 106 108 100
Utilities 78 87 100
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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.

$541,400
Median Home Value
$1,495
Median Rent
$80,338
Median Income
Statistic Golden Colorado United States
Median Home Value $541,400 $369,900 $229,800
Median Rent $1,495 $1,335 $1,096
Median Income $80,338 $75,231 $64,994
Home Value To Income 6.7x 4.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Golden Services Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Golden Colorado
Shampoo $0.88 $1.06
Movie $13.19 $10.68
Bowling $20.67 $14.67

Detailed Golden Groceries Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Golden Colorado
Ground Beef $4.62 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.15 $1.39
Milk $1.78 $2.05

Detailed Golden Health Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Golden Colorado
Haircut $24.05 $18.62
Beauty Salon $35.0 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.11 $2.34

Detailed Golden Transportation Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Golden Colorado
Potatoes $3.04 $3.29
Pizza $11.32 $10.62
Beer $8.96 $9.38
Optometrist $99.83 $108.57
Doctor $117.67 $116.17
Dentist $92.83 $99.13

Detailed Golden Utilities Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Golden Colorado
Gasoline $2.24 $2.22
Tire Balancing $59.83 $50.07
All Electricity $103.99 $167.67
Phone $187.21 $175.64

Golden SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
7
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Golden

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Golden
Denver, CO 715,878 116 0.9x
Lakewood, CO 155,733 115 0.9x
Arvada, CO 120,229 109 0.9x
Northglenn, CO 39,201 103 0.8x
Englewood, CO 34,840 111 0.9x
Wheat Ridge, CO 31,889 110 0.9x
Central, LA 29,235 96 0.8x
Sherrelwood, CO 19,082 98 0.8x
Welby, CO 15,372 97 0.8x
Federal Heights, CO 13,537 80 0.6x

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