Summary about cost of living in Colorado Springs, CO, United States:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||20.00 $||10.00-30.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||61.85 $||45.00-104.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||11.00 $||11.00-12.00|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||5.00 $||4.00-10.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||7.00 $||6.00-8.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||5.89 $||2.00-12.00|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||2.70 $||2.00-3.50|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||2.26 $||1.29-3.00|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||3.96 $||2.60-5.00|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||3.10 $||2.00-4.25|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||1.84 $||1.00-3.00|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||4.56 $||2.00-6.82|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||4.58 $||2.99-9.00|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||4.52 $||4.00-6.25|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||6.65 $||4.59-9.99|
|Apples (1 lb)||2.60 $||1.29-3.49|
|Banana (1 lb)||0.72 $||0.55-1.66|
|Oranges (1 lb)||1.49 $||0.79-4.99|
|Tomato (1 lb)||2.29 $||1.49-3.49|
|Potato (1 lb)||1.10 $||0.69-1.89|
|Onion (1 lb)||1.38 $||0.90-2.00|
|Lettuce (1 head)||2.16 $||1.39-3.00|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||1.98 $||0.79-3.00|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||15.00 $||10.00-25.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||2.65 $||1.79-4.29|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||3.40 $||1.70-5.50|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||8.00 $||7.50-9.98|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||2.00 $||1.75-3.00|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||50.00 $||36.00-63.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||3.25 $||2.50-5.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||2.05 $||1.50-2.40|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||20.00 $||12.00-25.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||3.50 $||2.80-4.00|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||23,195.00 $||22,000.00-27,000.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||27,020.00 $||27,000.00-30,000.00|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||198.12 $||150.00-270.00|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||0.15 $||0.10-0.25|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||72.14 $||55.00-85.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||51.99 $||22.98-80.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||25.00 $||6.00-60.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||12.00 $||10.69-17.00|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||1,158.33 $||700.00-1,575.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||13,333.33 $||12,000.00-16,000.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||54.06 $||42.00-62.50|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||39.29 $||25.00-50.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||78.00 $||60.00-95.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||95.00 $||59.99-126.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||1,525.00 $||1,200.00-1,900.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||1,143.75 $||900.00-1,600.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||2,328.57 $||2,000.00-2,700.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||1,959.38 $||1,600.00-2,200.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||212.00 $||178.00-300.00|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||199.75 $||180.00-225.00|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||4,625.85 $|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||5.68||4.75-6.25|
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If you are researching information about Colorado Springs or anywhere else, then you are likely well educated and in some level of professional career. So you should be able, in normal circumstances, to have a good standard of living in Colorado Springs. I wouldn’t worry about specific general measures.
Those who went through the public school system in Colorado Springs or anywhere else can’t offer accurate comparisons to other school systems unless they attended schools in those school systems. I know that I was oblivious to the “quality” of my grade school, middle school, and first year or two of high school.
It's expensive... relative to wages here. I'm assuming you're going to work here if you aren't 100% remote for a tech company or something. Wages haven't kept up at all with the housing, utility, and insurance prices here.
The education system here really is terrible and the best schools have waiting lists that are years out - look the The Classical Academy's waiting list. Last I checked its at least 2 years out.
The majority public high schools here are absolute trash - Sierra(2/10), Mitchell(2/10), Coronado(4/10), Doherty(4/10), Sand Creek (3/10), they're all bad and I know because I went through them.
The better schools are far up north - lewis palmer (8/10) in monument, liberty(6/10) & pine creek (8/10) off powers. I would not recommend any schools other than those.
and to add to Dan's list, C Springs has a crime issue. Google it - our crime index is higher than Los Angeles with the majority being property crime (break-ins, robbery etc). Pueblo is where all the violent criminals are, and is only 30 minutes away.
The real estate blog kool-aid is a facade.
But yes, the altitude is a bit hard to get used to but it's not terrible. Been exercising a lot and it's only been a month and i'm already used to it more.