Cost of living in Boulder, Colorado, United States

Summary of cost of living in Boulder, Colorado

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,893
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,790
  • Cost of living in Boulder, Colorado is more expensive than in 67% of cities in USA (15 out of 43)
  • Cost of living in Boulder, Colorado is more expensive than in 70% of cities in N. America (18 out of 57)
  • Cost of living in Boulder, Colorado is more expensive than in 87% of cities in the World (35 out of 271)

List of prices in Boulder, Colorado
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.21
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.96
12 eggs, large $3.29
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.42
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.84
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.94
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.33
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $2.09
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.76
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,385
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,672
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,596
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,255
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $102
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $54
40” flat screen tv $391
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $163
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $26
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $49
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $34
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $83
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $100
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,407
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.74
Monthly ticket public transport $110
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $17
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.91
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $96
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.95
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $7
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.04
Tube of toothpaste $1.84
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $29
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $45
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $127
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $69
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.45
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.27
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $430
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $79
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $5.89
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 87 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2022

Boulder position in our World Ranking

the world
35th
out of 271
n. america
18th
out of 57
usa
15th
out of 43

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