Fort Collins

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
206/263
Details
Large apartment$1904.44
Medium apartment$1471.58
Rent index [score]0.57
Small apartment$1038.72

Cost of Living

4
220/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.80
A Cappuccino$4.10
A beer$2.00
A kilogram of Apples$4.80
Bread$0.77
Inflation [score]0.38
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$50.00
Monthly public transport$25.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$75.56

Startups

3
208/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.95
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.19
Meetups groups34
Meetups members8888
Number of investors9
Number of startup events in the last 12 months44
Number of upcoming meetup events19
Startup climate scene [score]0.29
Startup events1
Startup events6
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.49
Total number of startups47

Venture Capital

2
210/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.16

Travel Connectivity

1
242/260
Details
Airport hub2
Airport hub [score]0.10
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

4
221/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Fort_Collins
Traffic handling [score]0.57

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

7
159/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.94
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

7
152/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.28
Healthcare quality [score]0.92
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
121/230
Details
Best university in rankingColorado State University
Best university ranking325
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
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

9
7/264
Details
Air quality [score]1.00
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]1.00
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)0.07

Internet Access

6
67/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)61.92
Internet access (download) [score]0.85
Internet access (upload) [score]0.42
Upload speed (Mbps)9.22

Leisure & Culture

3
243/263
Details
Art galleries65
Art galleries [score]0.48
Cinemas19
Cinemas [score]0.48
Comedy clubs18
Comedy clubs [score]0.47
Concert venues78
Concerts [score]0.59
Historical sites13
Historical sites [score]0.37
Museums11
Museums [score]0.21
Performing art venues49
Performing arts [score]0.46
Sport venues9
Sports [score]0.33
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.22

Tolerance

6
121/264
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]0.27

Outdoors

4
182/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.72
Median peak in meters2107.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1531.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Fort Collins are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Moving to Fort Collins will very likely increase your daily costs of living. 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)

$1,791$2,018
$1904
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$50
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$56
Monthly public transport$25
Lunch$12
-14%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$68,286
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 Fort Collins in position 20 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

330

Climate type

Tropical and Subtropical Steppe

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Fort Collins

Fort Collins is a university town in northern Colorado, an hour north of Denver. The population according to the 2010 census was 143,986, so the yearly influx of out-of-town Colorado State University students does noticeably impact the feel of the town. In 2006 Money Magazine ranked Fort Collins the "Best Place to Live" in the western U.S. among small cities.

Old Town is the downtown area of the city, centered around the cross-streets of College Avenue and Mountain Avenue. It is the historical beginnings of the town. It is because of this that the downtown area has a vast variety of older buildings, and historical monuments. Those seeking to visit architecture from the early twentieth century should come to Fort Collins for the prime examples located there.

The Colorado State University campus is right in the middle of the city, extending from Prospect Street on the South to Laurel Street on the north, and from Shields street on the west to College Avenue on the East. The university also has several other smaller campuses throughout the city. The big white "A" on the mountain west of town stands for Aggies, a relic from when CSU was Colorado Agricultural College.

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