How Does Denver’s Cost of Living Compare to Other Major US Cities?

Posted on October 28, 2013 by BWBacon. Tagged:

Denver is not the most popular city in the US for 25 to 34 years old simply because of 300 days of sunshine, four seasons of Rocky Mountain entertainment and our consummately blue skies. These clever 25 to 30-somethings are here because they can, in comparison to other major US cities, save and earn some serious coin.

While the average house in NYC will cost you around $1.3 million and in San Diego around $550,000, a place you can call home averages about $340,000 in Denver. (This provides you super close access to 26 world class ski resorts and a permanent paradise included in the price.)


Want to try before you buy? Denver’s rental prices are some of the cheapest of major cities in the US. While renting in California will cost you anywhere between $1700 to over $2600 per month, Denver rental costs average a touch over $900 monthly.



Energy and gasoline costs are going the same direction as housing prices – up. Parallel to Denver’s affordable urban rental prices, energy and gas costs in Denver are the lowest in comparison to some of the biggest cities in the US.




And a night of pizza, beer and bowling? Denver will hook you up with some of the least expensive Tuesday nights in the country.



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