Boulder, CO Cost of Living

Boulder cost of living index

IndexBoulderColoradoNational
Cost of living index139106100
Goods & Services index10399100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index106103100
Housing index227122100
Transportation index100101100
Utilities index9891100
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
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  • The cost of living in Boulder is 31.6% greater than the Colorado average.
  • The cost of living in Boulder is 39.1% greater than the national average.
  • Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

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  • Gas
  • The price of gas in Boulder, CO is $3.18.
  • The price of gas in Boulder is 1.9% lower than the national average.
  • Kodiak, AK is the most expensive city for gas at $4.30 per gallon.
  • Joplin, MO is the least expensive city for gas at $2.82 per gallon.
  • Coffee
  • The price of coffee in Boulder, CO is $5.10.
  • The price of coffee in Boulder is 17.2% higher than the national average.
  • Honolulu, HI is the most expensive city for coffee at $7.77.
  • Anniston, AL is the least expensive city for coffee at $2.99.
  • Pizza
  • The price of pizza in Boulder, CO is $8.00.
  • The price of pizza in Boulder is 13.9% lower than the national average.
  • Truckee, CA is the most expensive city for pizza at $15.99.
  • Ponca City, OK is the least expensive city for pizza at $6.50.

Colorado average prices compared to national average

The average prices for Boulder, CO goods and services that are below the "0" percentile are lower compared to the national average. If the average prices are above the "0" percentile, they are higher compared to the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Boulder, CO

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Palo Park, Boulder852.5
Central Boulder, Boulder850.6
North Boulder, Boulder842.7
South Boulder, Boulder832.5
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Gunbarrel, Boulder835.8
East Boulder, Boulder782.6
Colorado University, Boulder780.8
Crossroads, Boulder761.1
Southeast Boulder, Boulder762.7
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Cities near Boulder, CO

CityScoreMiles
Valmont, CO853.2
Columbine Valley, CO8431.3
Bow Mar, CO8429.2
Paragon Estates, CO845.6
Parker, CO8443.7
Centennial, CO8436.6
Evergreen, CO8326.5
Tall Timber, CO8325.3
CityScoreMiles
Lafayette, CO839.7
Louisville, CO827.8
Mountain Meadows, CO8222.3
Niwot, CO828.1
Foxfield, CO8238.7
Gunbarrel, CO825.6
Meridian, CO8238.8
Acres Green, CO8237.4
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