Cost of Living in Colorado Springs

Summary about cost of living in Colorado Springs, CO, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 8.50-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $ 45.00-75.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 4.00-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $ 4.75-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.59 $ 2.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.03 $ 2.00-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 $ 1.50-2.50
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.00 $ 2.39-3.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.50-3.14
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.00-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.62 $ 1.40-3.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.09 $ 3.50-10.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.28 $ 2.00-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.32 $ 4.00-6.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.12 $ 1.00-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $ 0.50-1.25
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 $ 0.99-5.00
Tomato (1 lb) 2.23 $ 0.50-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.26 $ 0.45-3.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.30 $ 0.79-3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.56 $ 1.00-2.45
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.04 $ 1.29-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $ 10.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.21 $ 1.30-4.29
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.77 $ 2.00-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $ 6.31-9.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 1.75-2.25
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 63.00 $ 36.00-63.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.35 $ 2.50-7.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.40-4.12
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.50 $ 20.00-25.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.58 $ 2.03-2.90
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 19,000.00-22,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,375.00 $ 21,000.00-21,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 125.63 $ 64.05-188.89
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.29 $ 55.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.58 $ 10.00-55.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 45.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 9.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,005.00 $ 840.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,000.00 $
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.46 $ 35.00-65.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.00 $ 20.00-89.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.00 $ 55.00-115.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 103.00 $ 70.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,218.31 $ 1,000.00-1,600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,055.09 $ 850.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,886.29 $ 1,745.50-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,569.04 $ 1,473.75-1,800.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 307.30 $ 239.40-414.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 192.64 $ 147.00-227.80
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,480.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.97 3.00-4.75

Prices in Colorado Springs, Colorado

This city had 346 entries in the past 12 months by 47 different contributors.
Last update: May 2021
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2 Comments so far
Mike on Jan 23, 2021:
@JoeyS

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.
JoeyS on Aug 11, 2020:
Not sure what Dan is talking about. I've lived in Miami my whole life and just moved to Colorado. Maybe Colorado is expensive compared to...Alabama? Maybe the drivers here are bad compared to Wyoming... Maybe his insurance went up after moving from a super rural area. But if you come from any major city, it's cheaper and the driving is better and the educational system is better. At least in comparison to Miami.
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.