Cost of living in Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.24
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.80
12 eggs, large $4.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $5.03
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.38
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.51
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,301
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,546
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $114
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,511
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,211
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $96
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $58
40” flat screen TV $364
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $131
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $21
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $51
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) $82
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $91
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $26,875
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.55
Monthly ticket public transport $91
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $20
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $121
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $5.92
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.59
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.44
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.71
Tube of toothpaste $1.90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $42
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $104
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $82
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.88
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.41
iPod nano 16GB $175
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.75
1 month of gym membership in business district $60
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $5.57
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 367 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: June 05, 2017.

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