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

Benchmark is U.S. average at 100.
Source: For Denver and Grand Junction, we’ve used the C2ER Cost of Living Index, which was released in October 2019. For all others, we’ve used Sperling’s Best Places (where Grand Junction is a 102 and Denver 144.2)

Cost of Living: Grand Valley’s major communities

Grand JunctionFruitaPalisade
Overall99.1110112
Housing98.5139140
Health106.49494
Grocery107.5106.8106.8
Miscellaneous979596
Transportation107.697102
Utilities83.9105101

Cost of living: major Colorado communities

GRAND VALLEY

Denver

Boulder

Fort Collins

Overall

112.8

187

129

Housing

138.5

381

202

Health

104.2

96

93

Grocery

98

95.5

95.5

Miscellaneous

108.5

108

100

Transportation

104

110

100

Utilities

80.8

93

100

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