Denver, Colorado Cost of Living

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Cost of Living

Cost of living is the day to day expenses one would have to spend in a particular area in order to maintain a certain quality of living. Our report provides a detailed explanation of the typical costs of a family living in the city of Denver. The table below showcases the difference between Denver, Colorado and the country when it comes to various factors affecting the cost of living.

  Denver Colorado USA
Grocery 95.5 105.7 100
Health 96.4 105.7 100
Housing 225.6 192.1 100
Utilities 96.2 98.4 100
Transportation 134.3 118.9 100
Miscellaneous 102.8 100.2 100
Total 144.2 131.5 100

Infographic Showing the Cost of Living Index for Denver, Colorado
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Real Estate in Denver is expensive which is similar to most cities in Colorado. Home prices in the region have gone up by 7.6% with an expected increase of 5.7% by the end of the current year. These make properties in the city ideal for investors looking to invest on a long term basis. Families planning to move into Denver will have to expect house prices that are evaluated twice the national average. The median listing price of houses in the city is $465,000 while the median price of homes sold is $412,600. Price per square foot in Denver is $424. Home buyers looking for an affordable house and are willing to drive to and from the city can consider Aurora and Lakewood, both have an average price of $266 per square foot.

Utility Bills

Utility cost is the only factor where residents in Denver can expect to save some money. The city average is lower than the national average. Basic utility bills of families in Denver for a 900-square foot apartment is $128.45 while the national average is $159.24.

Food and Groceries

Food expenses in Denver is 4.5% lower than the national average where families can expect to save a good amount of money if they cook their own food at home. Dining out is quite expensive with meals costing about 33% higher than the national average.

Grocery Items

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Transportation Costs

Public transportation in Denver, especially in the downtown area includes various bus routes and Lightrail. There are also bike-friendly and pedestrian-friendly areas providing residents with various options when getting around the city. A monthly service pass in the city costs around $79 with an express service costing up to $140 and a regional pass being $176. Car owners spend about $2.76 per gallon of gas which is about 5% higher than the national average.

Gasoline Station


Residents in Denver can expect to pay lower health bills in comparison to other parts of Colorado and some other cities in the country. A regular doctor's fee in the city ranges from $120 to $205. This is a lot cheaper compared to other cities such as Boston which costs $193 and Seattle for $189 per visit.

A Physician Showing Medical Information to a Patient

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Angela Covey

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