Fort Collins is an affordable location to live in Colorado, but it is not necessarily cheap. Best Places does an analysis of the affordability of locations and uses a scale of 100 to do this. The average cost of living in the United States is 100, that is the standard. Fort Collins falls around 118.3 on this scale, making it a bit more expensive than the nationwide average. On the other hand, the Coloradan average is 121.1, meaning Fort Collins has a more affordable cost of living than most other places in Colorado.
Most other categories analyzed by Best Places lie below both the Coloradan and national average. Housing, however, is a bit higher. The average cost of housing on the scale in Colorado is 166.1, while Fort Collins lies at 168.6.
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