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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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.