Cost of living in Boulder, Colorado, United States

Summary of cost of living in Boulder, Colorado

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $5,284
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,960
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

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

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.03
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.93
12 eggs, large $3.18
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.75
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.91
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $2.24
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.15
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,633
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,602
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $145
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,851
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,269
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $94
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $51
40” flat screen tv $356
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $137
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $12
Hourly rate for cleaning help $32
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $57
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $45
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $96
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $122
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,261
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.89
Monthly ticket public transport $136
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $18
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $23
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $81
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.87
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.52
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.39
Tube of toothpaste $1.79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $31
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $45
2 tickets to the movies $30
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $149
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $87
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.72
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $465
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.42
1 month of gym membership in business district $64
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 150 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: October 01, 2022

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