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Cost of Living

According to Best Places, the overall cost of living index for Colorado Springs is 105, which is 5 points above the national average of 100. Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference: USA-100, Colorado-167.5, Colorado Springs-124.5. 

Please plan ahead for housing and compare costs, especially rental costs. Median home cost in the Colorado Springs area is $489,000; rental or mortgage payment may be above BAH received.

Other cost index amounts include Grocery, 98.4/100; Health 82.6/100; Utilities 92.4/100; Transportation 95.1/100.