Colorado Springs

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Quality of life in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado, is among the top cities with a free business environment. According to our city rankings, this is a good place to live with high ratings in housing, environmental quality and internet access.

Colorado Springs is one of the top ten city matches for 0.4% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
136/263
Details
Large apartment$1217.38
Medium apartment$1023.35
Rent index [score]0.72
Small apartment$829.31

Cost of Living

5
158/261
Details
5km taxi ride$12.00
A Cappuccino$4.60
A beer$2.00
A kilogram of Apples$3.20
Bread$0.97
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$58.00
Movie ticket$9.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$70.71

Startups

5
115/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups6
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.33
Coworking spaces [score]0.92
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co6
Meetups [score]0.19
Meetups groups35
Meetups members7102
Number of investors11
Number of startup events in the last 12 months71
Number of upcoming meetup events16
Startup climate scene [score]0.45
Startup events20
Startup events15
Startup events [score]0.49
Startups [score]0.60
Total number of startups64

Venture Capital

3
140/228
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Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

1
230/260
Details
Airport hub11
Airport hub [score]0.13
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
166/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Colorado_Springs
Traffic handling [score]0.75

Business Freedom

9
67/259
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
220/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.63
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents116
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
208/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.22
Healthcare quality [score]0.77
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
155/230
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)32
PISA ranking25
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)20
PISA science (high school)24
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

8
52/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.88
Cleanliness [score]0.79
Drinking water quality [score]0.91
Urban greenery [score]0.70

Economy

6
16/258
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.86

Taxation

4
148/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

7
30/263
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Download speed (Mbps)88.06
Internet access (download) [score]0.98
Internet access (upload) [score]0.49
Upload speed (Mbps)11.21

Leisure & Culture

4
226/263
Details
Art galleries90
Art galleries [score]0.52
Cinemas44
Cinemas [score]0.50
Comedy clubs18
Comedy clubs [score]0.64
Concert venues75
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites26
Historical sites [score]0.37
Museums36
Museums [score]0.42
Performing art venues91
Performing arts [score]0.50
Sport venues23
Sports [score]0.50
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.77

Tolerance

7
89/264
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]0.37

Outdoors

8
4/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.92
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 158th place of all 261 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)

$921$1,125
$1023
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$56
Monthly public transport$58
Lunch$11
-26%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$81,944
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

116.46
Guns per 100 people
11.75
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Colorado Springs in position 119 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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  • 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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    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 456,568 in 2015, 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 697,856 in 2015. 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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