Claim the Good Life

Life in the New West is built on the foundation of affordability and bolstered by a quality of life that is second to none. The Grand Valley’s family-friendly neighborhoods, 10k miles of outdoor trails, and housing you can actually afford make it the place to claim the good life.

Cost of Living for Major Cities in the US

Denver

Grand Junction

San Jose

Salt Lake City

Austin

Chicago

New York

Cost of Living: Grand Valley’s major communities

Grand Junction Fruita Palisade
Overall 102.4 103.6 104.3
Housing 101.9 123 121.7
Health 100.7 102.7 102.7
Grocery 116.5 103 102.9
Miscellaneous 101.7 94.9 96.3
Transportation 101.8 83.1 88.9
Utilities 86.5 104.5 100.8

Cost of living: major Colorado communities

Denver Boulder Fort Collins
Overall 114.7 167.4 118.3
Housing 136.7 319.4 168.6
Health 103.7 94.2 96.4
Grocery 94.9 106.5 106.5
Miscellaneous 117.4 108.1 103.5
Transportation 105.4 95.2 87.4
Utilities 83.1 92.5 91.3

Benchmark is U.S. average at 100.
Source: Whenever possible, we use the C2ER Cost of Living Index (COLI), last updated May 27, 2021. If COLI data is unavailable, we use Sperling’s Best Places (where overall Grand Junction is at 95.9 and Denver is at 128.7)

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