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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Colorado 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score74
  • Federal Heights, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,173
  • Federal Heights is a large industrial city within Adams County. The amazing community feel is one of the reasons I love it here! The other advantage is the job growth, due to the rise in jobs about 2%…[read more]
58
  • Lamar, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,662
53
  • La Junta, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,978
  • La Junta Colorado is a bad place to live. That is why everyone shops out of the area or has moved from here. City is like a bad homeowners association trying to bully it's citizens to comply when we…[read more]
62
  • Sterling, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,976
  • As the largest city in Northeastern Colorado, Sterling is a hub of shopping, dining, and community activity. I like living in Sterling because of its small-town feel and the strong community vibe evident…[read more]
70
  • Fort Morgan, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,346
  • I like walking my dog at Glen Miller Park while living in Fort Morgan. This town has a lot of heart and warmth. The community is helpful in this city. The crime rate in Fort Morgan is very low. You will…[read more]
59
  • Pueblo, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 108,385
  • I received a parking ticket in downtown Pueblo (my fault) I went to pay itand I can't because it's the same day as the ticket. I have the ticket in myhand, but because it's not in the system I have to…[read more]
56
  • Trinidad, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,280
  • Trinidad is filled with creepy drug addicts, vagrants, bums, and psychopaths. There’s nothing to do here except work and get stoned. I’ve lived in two different parts of town and both times I’ve had a…[read more]
53
  • Brush, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,458
61
  • Alamosa, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,671
66
  • Derby, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,930
58
  • Clifton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,021
  • There is a variety of things to do in Clifton, especially if you're planning a family vacation or want to find fun activities for friends to enjoy. The Grand Junction Visitors Center offers plenty of…[read more]
72
  • Fort Lupton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,814
68
  • Cortez, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,683
61
  • Cañon City, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,445
  • I have been here almost 12 years in the last 3 the drugs, violent crime, cover up up crime has exploded. I'm scared for my family to live here and we are currently looking to move. save your sanity and…[read more]
63
  • Delta, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,813
74
  • Evans, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,767
  • Evans Colorado is the greatest small town city close to the large cities in Colorado. This city is a great place to lodge when visiting the state and it holds a high sense of community. Although there…[read more]
67
  • Greeley, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 98,975
  • Greeley is one of the ugliest cities I have seen in Colorado. There are a few pockets of nice subdivisions, but overall, Greeley is extremely unattractive, with little to do or see. It used to be the…[read more]
63
  • Welby, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,771
  • Welby has a wealth of activities and attractions that will make your vacation to the area especially exciting, whether you're traveling with little ones or want to come up with fun things to do with…[read more]
65
  • Twin Lakes, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,645
70
  • Stratmoor, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,821
56
  • Pueblo West, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,495
  • Pueblo West provides a wealth of activities that all your friends and family will enjoy. It's not hard to find a quality glass of beer or a beautiful place to ski, but there are also other attractions…[read more]
65
  • Sherrelwood, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,029
  • I experienced a great time while living in Sherrelwood Colorado. The city is a part of Adams County Colorado. Sherrelwood is in close proximity to Denver Colorado. The small urban town has several…[read more]
64
  • Montrose, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,016
  • Montrose is filled with cultural events that will make your vacation fulfilling. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature with family and friends while you're in the city. The Ute Indian…[read more]
66
  • Berkley, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,594
  • Living in Berkeley Colorado has enriched my enjoyment of Ultimate Frisbee. Playing in England Park is the highlight of my week. The weather is perfect for Frisbee in summer and spring. I have made a lot…[read more]
55
  • Lochbuie, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,367
63
  • Cimarron Hills, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,240
  • While living in Cimarron Hills, I have found that I do in fact miss my life in Virginia. While there is plenty to do living here, and also the close proximity to the Colorado Springs Airport, I still…[read more]
63
  • Craig, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,913
49
  • Sheridan, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,965
56
  • Orchard Mesa, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,497
61
  • Shaw Heights, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,351
70
  • Northglenn, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,128
  • Northglenn: The Fun Doesn’t Stop Northglenn is an exciting place to live! As any city there is the good and the bad. Northglenn has tried to maintain the nicer end of living, which mostly has been…[read more]
64
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,630
  • One of my fondest memories as a child was living in Grand Junction Colorado while my father finished up his degree at the University. I thought I was pretty cool as a kid walking around campus with my…[read more]
68
  • Brighton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,307
  • I live in Lochbuie, about six miles north, but I work in Brighton. Every day, I encounter the rudest people there. I smile at them and either they give me a frown back or quickly look away as if they…[read more]
66
  • Fruitvale, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,854
72
  • Milliken, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,157
60
  • Security-Widefield, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,956
  • Widefield has been fun, but if it weren't for my job I would have never chosen to live here. I've been looking for a new one, but until I can find one we are stuck here. Everything is so far away,…[read more]
68
  • Fruita, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,790
  • Life on the Western Slope of Colorado is good, thanks in part to quaint little towns such as Fruita. I love living in Fruita because of its outstanding outdoor recreational facilities and strong spirit…[read more]
77
  • Loveland, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 73,360
  • We have lived here for years. After living in other CO towns as well as coast to coast this town has disappointed us. There is very little sense of community and schools are not great by national means.…[read more]
71
  • Berthoud, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,766
64
  • Gunnison, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,086
66
  • Fountain, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,817
  • I hope that whoever is preparing to move to this town reads this; I wish I’d have been warned before moving to this hell hole. Fountain, CO is the most revolting and forgotten town I could’ve ever…[read more]
69
  • Thornton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 130,511
  • As someone that has experienced the city life of Thornton Colorado for many years I can say it is one of the best places not only to visit but to live and raise a family. It is one of the nicer areas of…[read more]
65
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 448,759
  • I was recently(2019) in Colorado Springs for a little over half a year before moving away. My short stay was interesting and not in a good way. I lived in relatively nice apartment complex in one of…[read more]
66
  • Aurora, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 351,131
  • I echo other comments I've read here. The city is beautiful, and the community is as amazing as it is diverse. On the east side of Denver, you don't have to be a skier to find great winter activities…[read more]
62
  • Rifle, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,488
73
  • Westminster, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 111,770
  • In order to tell you how I feel about Westminster, CO, allow me to first tell you how my visit came to be. While stationed at Fort Huachuca Arizona I became interested in butterflies. After retiring…[read more]
75
  • Wheat Ridge, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,044
  • Living in Wheat Ridge, Colorado is the only place I want to be. With over 30,000 people going out to restaurants, parks, bars, and shopping areas never gets boring. I love meeting new people everyday and…[read more]
77
  • Salida, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,430
66
  • Commerce City, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,731
  • I have lived in Commerce City, Colorado for several years while I was attending college and it is generally a pretty nice place to live. Commerce City is located just north of Denver and can generally be…[read more]
68
  • Longmont, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 90,719
  • I lived in Longmont from 1988-2009. I moved away ten years ago to a better place in Colorado. You people who have littered Longmont have destroyed it. The cost of living for friends and family who WERE…[read more]

Finding an affordable place to live in Colorado is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Colorado that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Colorado. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Colorado.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Colorado with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Colorado, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Colorado, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.