Colorado Springs vs Denver - Cost of Living Comparison

Colorado Springs Denver
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2033
$2384
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4380
$5427
🏠 One person rent
$1261
$1488
🏘️ Family rent
$1863
$2475
🍽️ Food expenses
$527
$584
🚐 Transport expenses
$110
$152
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5245
$5774
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
64
92
😀 Quality of life
85
90
🏙️ Population
479K
716K

The cost of living in Colorado Springs is 15% less expensive than in Denver. Cities ranked 472nd and 202nd ($2033 vs $2384) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 372nd and 155th in the United States.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.6 months in Colorado Springs compared to 2.4 months in Denver. Ranked 57th vs 20th best cities to live in the United States, and 207th vs 109th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Colorado Springs vs Denver

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Colorado Springs Denver
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.8
$15.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$53.3
$61
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.29
$9.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.48
$5.91
 Cappuccino
$5.02
$5.12
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.38
$2.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1262
$1601
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1057
$1263
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1960
$2785
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1567
$2138
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$100
$95.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$155
$147
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$62.4
$61.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.29%
5.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3550
$5413
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2260
$3249
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.62
$3.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$53.9
$101
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.8
$14.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.06
$1.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.86
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.17
$3.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$4.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.36
$3.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.54
$13.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.8
$15.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.6
$4.67
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.54
$4.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.31
$4.87
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$2.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$2.56
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.5
$1.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.96
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.9
$16.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.43
$3.61
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.98
$8.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.85
$8.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.64
$5.43
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.78
$2.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.37
$2.38
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.1
$54.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$13.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$101
$114
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.1
$20.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.4
$60.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.9
$87.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1248
$1475
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10576
$16348

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Cities near Colorado Springs

Distance City Cost of living
14 km or 9 mi Security-Widefield
$1947
21 km or 13 mi Fountain
$1939
57 km or 35 mi Castle Rock
$1941
68 km or 42 mi Pueblo
$1802
73 km or 45 mi Parker
$1947
77 km or 48 mi Highlands Ranch
$2455
82 km or 51 mi Centennial
$1941
86 km or 53 mi Littleton
$1551
89 km or 55 mi Englewood
$1940
94 km or 59 mi Aurora
$1986
97 km or 61 mi Lakewood
$1965
99 km or 61 mi Denver
$2384
104 km or 65 mi Wheat Ridge
$1946
108 km or 67 mi Arvada
$1951
109 km or 68 mi Commerce
$1686
110 km or 68 mi Westminster
$1953
116 km or 72 mi Northglenn
$1937
116 km or 72 mi Thornton
$2299
121 km or 75 mi Broomfield
$2219
124 km or 77 mi Brighton
$1949
129 km or 80 mi Lafayette
$2361
136 km or 84 mi Boulder
$2346
148 km or 92 mi Longmont
$2608
173 km or 107 mi Greeley
$1652
173 km or 108 mi Loveland
$2090
191 km or 119 mi Fort Collins
$2027
254 km or 158 mi Cheyenne
$1582
281 km or 174 mi Laramie
$1354
283 km or 176 mi Taos
$2124
327 km or 203 mi Grand Junction
$1690
337 km or 210 mi Espanola
$1933
347 km or 216 mi Scottsbluff
$1946
356 km or 221 mi Garden
$1945
370 km or 230 mi Santa Fe
$1968
380 km or 236 mi Farmington
$1803
395 km or 245 mi Liberal
$1935
426 km or 264 mi North Platte
$1941
434 km or 270 mi Dodge
$1401
436 km or 271 mi Rio Rancho
$1765
447 km or 278 mi Albuquerque
$1617

Cities near Denver

Distance City Cost of living
10 km or 6.3 mi Wheat Ridge
$1946
10 km or 6.4 mi Englewood
$1940
11 km or 6.7 mi Lakewood
$1965
11 km or 7 mi Arvada
$1951
12 km or 7.3 mi Westminster
$1953
13 km or 8.3 mi Commerce
$1686
14 km or 8.9 mi Littleton
$1551
15 km or 9.4 mi Aurora
$1986
18 km or 11 mi Northglenn
$1937
18 km or 11 mi Thornton
$2299
20 km or 12 mi Centennial
$1941
22 km or 13 mi Highlands Ranch
$2455
22 km or 14 mi Broomfield
$2219
30 km or 19 mi Brighton
$1949
30 km or 19 mi Lafayette
$2361
31 km or 19 mi Parker
$1947
41 km or 25 mi Boulder
$2346
42 km or 26 mi Castle Rock
$1941
49 km or 31 mi Longmont
$2608
75 km or 46 mi Loveland
$2090
79 km or 49 mi Greeley
$1652
92 km or 57 mi Fort Collins
$2027
99 km or 61 mi Colorado Springs
$2033
113 km or 70 mi Security-Widefield
$1947
119 km or 74 mi Fountain
$1939
157 km or 98 mi Cheyenne
$1582
167 km or 104 mi Pueblo
$1802
182 km or 113 mi Laramie
$1354
262 km or 163 mi Scottsbluff
$1946
317 km or 197 mi Grand Junction
$1690
362 km or 225 mi Casper
$1576
376 km or 233 mi Taos
$2124
389 km or 242 mi North Platte
$1941
407 km or 253 mi Garden
$1945
412 km or 256 mi Rock Springs
$1932
426 km or 265 mi Espanola
$1933
434 km or 270 mi Farmington
$1803
461 km or 286 mi Santa Fe
$1968
463 km or 288 mi Liberal
$1935
484 km or 300 mi Dodge
$1401