Cost of Living: Grand Valley, Colorado

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The cost of living in Colorado’s Grand Valley depends a little bit on the community in which you settle. But across the board, the Grand Valley lifestyle – with family-friendly neighborhoods, a comprehensive school district, plenty of cultural activities and an unbeatable outdoor playground – comes with a much more reasonable price tag than other emerging cities.

A beautiful location without a high cost of living - Colorado's Grand Valley

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Here’s the Cost of Living Index for the Grand Valley’s major communities – and how they compare to other regions:

Family-friendly and affordable cost of living in Colorado's Grand Valley

GRAND VALLEY

Overall

Housing

Health

Grocery

Miscellaneous

Transportation

Utilities

Grand Junction

93.4

92.5

97.5

100.8

90.4

103

84.9

Fruita

110

139

94

106.8

95

97

105

Palisade

112

140

94

106.8

96

102

101

Big city comforts without a high premium in Colorado's Grand Valley

COLORADO

Overall

Housing

Health

Grocery

Miscellaneous

Transportation

Utilities

Denver

144

226

96

95.5

103

134

96

Boulder

187

381

96

95.5

108

110

93

Fort Collins

129

202

93

95.5

100

100

100

Cost of living in Colorado's Grand Valley low compared to major cities across the U.S.

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 February 2019. For all others, we’ve used Sperling’s Best Places (where Grand Junction is a 102 and Denver 144.2)

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