Colorado Springs

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
148/265
Details
Large apartment$1500.00
Medium apartment$1200.00
Rent index [score]0.69
Small apartment$830.00

Cost of Living

5
147/248
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$4.40
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$3.50
Bread$1.70
Inflation [score]0.52
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$43.00
Monthly public transport$52.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$74.33

Startups

4
131/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.92
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co6
Meetups [score]0.21
Meetups groups42
Meetups members10231
Number of investors11
Number of startup events in the last 12 months262
Number of upcoming meetup events36
Startup climate scene [score]0.42
Startup events59
Startup events [score]0.63
Startups [score]0.58
Total number of startups53

Venture Capital

1
193/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.14

Travel Connectivity

1
234/265
Details
Airport hub11
Airport hub [score]0.13
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

2
243/254
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Colorado_Springs
Traffic handling [score]0.64

Business Freedom

9
69/263
Details
Business freedom84.70
Business freedom [score]0.86
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions91.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]1.00
Time to open a business5.60
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

5
219/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.64
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents103
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.68
Lack of guns [score]0.44
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.56

Healthcare

6
212/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.25
Healthcare quality [score]0.76
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
164/239
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test478.04
Country mean scores in PISA reading test497.58
Country mean scores in PISA science test497.41
PISA math ranking (high school)30
PISA ranking24
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.72
PISA reading (high school)16
PISA science (high school)19
Percent of happy students0.77
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.26
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.07

Environmental Quality

9
30/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.93
Cleanliness [score]0.78
Drinking water quality [score]0.86
Urban greenery [score]0.89

Economy

7
16/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.00
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.87

Taxation

4
155/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.31
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

7
69/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)67.35
Internet access (download) [score]0.83
Internet access (upload) [score]0.51
Upload speed (Mbps)11.82

Leisure & Culture

4
227/264
Details
Art galleries90
Art galleries [score]0.53
Cinemas43
Cinemas [score]0.49
Comedy clubs17
Comedy clubs [score]0.64
Concert venues77
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites25
Historical sites [score]0.35
Museums37
Museums [score]0.41
Performing art venues93
Performing arts [score]0.49
Sport venues22
Sports [score]0.50
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.77

Tolerance

9
12/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index96.88
LGBT Equality Index [score]1.00
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.86

Outdoors

7
5/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.82
Median peak in meters2773.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1835.00
Water access [score]0.68
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Colorado Springs are in the 147th place of all 248 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,000$1,300
$1200
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$43
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$56
Monthly public transport$52
Lunch$15
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$87,795
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

14%
For annual salary of $40000
20%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

8%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

155/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/262
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Great for

  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out

Not Great for

    Who lives here

    • Families with kids
    • Professionals
    • Singles
    • Retirees
    • Tourists
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    People in Colorado Springs

    Population of Colorado Springs

    551,500
    573 /km²
    182/264
    Density (people per unit of area)
    8%
    Growth in 2015-2020
    Colorado Springs

    Demographics of United States

    Median age
    38
    Elderly people
    15%
    Life expectancy at birth
    80
    GDP per capita (in USD)
    $54,597
    12/262
    Unemployment
    5%
    117/263

    Languages

    English proficiency score
    100
    1/228
    Common spoken languages
    English

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    Work in:

    Nurse
    7.89%
    Project Manager
    7.89%
    Software Engineer
    7.89%
    QA Engineer
    5.26%
    UX Designer
    5.26%
    Graphic Designer
    5.26%
    Physician
    2.63%
    Other
    57.89%

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    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    127

    Climate type

    Tropical and Subtropical Steppe

    Average daily maximum temperature

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    On living in Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in the east central portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located 60 miles (97 km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

    At 6,035 feet (1,839 m) the city stands over 1 mile (1.6 km) above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher and lower. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, rising above 14,000 feet (4,300 m) on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The city is home to 24 national governing bodies of sport, the United States Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Training Center.

    The city had an estimated population of 465,101 in 2016, ranking as the second most populous city in the state of Colorado, behind Denver, and the 40th most populous city in the United States. The Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 712,327 in 2016. The city is included in the Front Range Urban Corridor, an oblong region of urban population along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming, generally following the path of Interstate 25 in both states.

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    Good Country Index

    Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

    Overall ranking

    United States
    23rd from a total of 163 countries

    World Order

    26th

    Refugees hosted

    Refugees generated

    Charity giving

    Birth rate

    UN Treaties signed

    International Peace & Security

    66th

    Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

    International violent conflict

    Peacekeeping troops

    Arms exports

    Internet security (2014)

    Planet & Climate

    34th

    Ecological footprint

    Reforestation since 1992

    Hazardous pesticides exports

    CO2 emissions

    Ozone

    Prosperity & Equality

    46th

    Development assistance

    FDI outflows

    Fairtrade market size

    UN volunteers abroad

    Open trading

    Culture

    53rd

    Freedom of movement

    Press freedom

    Creative services exports

    UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

    Creative goods exports

    Science & Technology

    20th

    Nobel prizes

    Patents

    Journal exports

    International publications

    International Students

    Health & Wellbeing

    12th

    Pharmaceutical exports

    Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

    Food aid

    Humanitarian aid donations

    International Health Regulations Compliance

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