Vail, CO Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
149
Vail's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
107 out of 109
In Colorado
5,811 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 Vail is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Vail, CO?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Vail has an overall cost of living index of 149 which is 1.5x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Colorado, Vail has a cost of living index that's 1.4x higher than Colorado's index of 110.

The standard of living in Vail ranks as #5,815 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Colorado. By definition, that implies Vail ranks as the #592 most expensive place in the Centennial State.

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Vail Cost Of Living Vs. Colorado

Living Expense Vail Colorado National Average
Overall 149 110 100
Services 109 103 100
Groceries 103 97 100
Health 114 104 100
Housing 254 134 100
Transportation 105 102 100
Utilities 84 86 100
For more reading on cost of living around Colorado, check out:
Vail Cost of Living Vs. CO

Vail, 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.

$773,700
Median Home Value
$1,597
Median Rent
$80,987
Median Income
Statistic Vail Colorado United States
Median Home Value $773,700 $343,300 $217,500
Median Rent $1,597 $1,271 $1,062
Median Income $80,987 $72,331 $62,843
Home Value To Income 9.6x 4.7x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.24x 0.21x 0.2x

Detailed Vail Services Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Vail Colorado
Shampoo $0.99 $1.01
Movie $10.5 $10.72
Bowling $4.5 $13.86

Detailed Vail Groceries Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Vail Colorado
Ground Beef $3.77 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.49 $1.4
Milk $1.79 $1.96

Detailed Vail Health Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Vail Colorado
Haircut $21.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $51.33 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.94 $2.32

Detailed Vail Transportation Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Vail Colorado
Potatoes $2.37 $3.18
Pizza $9.5 $10.39
Beer $8.41 $9.23
Optometrist $160.0 $106.34
Doctor $120.0 $115.25
Dentist $107.5 $98.38

Detailed Vail Utilities Costs Vs. Colorado

Item Vail Colorado
Gasoline $2.38 $2.59
Tire Balancing $48.03 $48.9
All Electricity $135.26 $167.6
Phone $25.01 $163.42

Vail SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
10
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Vail

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Vail
Central, LA 29,107 100 0.7x
Edwards, CO 9,350 148 1.0x
Aspen, CO 7,431 140 0.9x
Gypsum, CO 7,173 118 0.8x
Eagle, CO 6,856 134 0.9x
Carbondale, CO 6,785 137 0.9x
Avon, CO 6,539 126 0.8x

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