Cost of living in Denver, Colorado, United States

Summary of cost of living in Denver, Colorado

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,999
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,762
  • Cost of living in Denver, Colorado is more expensive than in 76% of cities in USA (11 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Denver, Colorado is more expensive than in 79% of cities in N. America (12 out of 53)
  • Cost of living in Denver, Colorado is more expensive than in 86% of cities in the World (29 out of 200)

List of prices in Denver, Colorado, United States. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.29
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.81
12 eggs, large $2.86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.90
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.28
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.79
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.30
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $1.75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.15
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,284
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,640
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $119
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,597
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,097
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $86
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $52
40” flat screen tv $302
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $149
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $34
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $54
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $59
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $92
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $200
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.64
Monthly ticket public transport $121
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $17
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $16
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $117
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.86
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.56
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.20
Tube of toothpaste $1.78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $23
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $42
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $276
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $67
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.72
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.18
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $460
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.65
1 month of gym membership in business district $74
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 424 prices entered by 65 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2021

Denver position in our World Ranking

the world
29th
out of 200
n. america
12th
out of 53
usa
11th
out of 42

Cheapest and most expensive products in Denver compared to other cities:

the world
5th
the world
5th
n. america
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n. america
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n. america
3rd
n. america
4th

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