Fort Collins

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
186/265
Details
Large apartment$1600.00
Medium apartment$1300.00
Rent index [score]0.55
Small apartment$1000.00

Cost of Living

5
181/245
Details
5km taxi ride$7.60
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$2.50
A kilogram of Apples$4.70
Bread$1.80
Inflation [score]0.50
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$43.00
Monthly public transport$25.00
Movie ticket$9.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$73.28

Startups

4
142/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.32
Coworking spaces [score]0.97
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.21
Meetups groups43
Meetups members10463
Number of investors9
Number of startup events in the last 12 months130
Number of upcoming meetup events19
Startup climate scene [score]0.37
Startup events14
Startup events [score]0.40
Startups [score]0.48
Total number of startups41

Venture Capital

1
210/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.14

Travel Connectivity

1
247/265
Details
Airport hub2
Airport hub [score]0.10
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

1
245/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Fort_Collins
Traffic handling [score]0.57

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

7
166/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.92
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents115
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

9
51/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.99
Healthcare quality [score]0.90
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
142/239
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)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
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

10
1/265
Details
Air quality [score]1.00
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]1.00
Urban greenery [score]0.92

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)0.07

Internet Access

7
57/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)73.11
Internet access (download) [score]0.90
Internet access (upload) [score]0.44
Upload speed (Mbps)9.59

Leisure & Culture

3
243/264
Details
Art galleries65
Art galleries [score]0.47
Cinemas20
Cinemas [score]0.48
Comedy clubs18
Comedy clubs [score]0.46
Concert venues77
Concerts [score]0.59
Historical sites13
Historical sites [score]0.35
Museums11
Museums [score]0.20
Performing art venues52
Performing arts [score]0.46
Sport venues9
Sports [score]0.32
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.22

Tolerance

10
8/265
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]0.93

Outdoors

6
24/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.66
Median peak in meters2156.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1531.00
Water access [score]0.61
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Fort Collins are in the 181st place of all 245 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)

$900$1,100
$1000
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$43
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$56
Monthly public transport$25
Lunch$14
-19%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Fort Collins are above average. For this job type, Fort Collins ranks 68th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Fort Collins.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$63,365
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)

7%
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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Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Los, Angeles, United States

120 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, United States

Phone: +1-310-288-8334,+1-310-288-8334

U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

Great Massoud Road, Wazir Akbar Khan , Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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People in Fort Collins

Population of Fort Collins

163,600
652 /km²
169/264
Density (people per unit of area)
7%
Growth in 2015-2020
Fort Collins

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:

Software Engineer
22.22%
Founder
11.11%
Data Analyst
11.11%
Systems Administrator
11.11%
Customer Support
11.11%
Operations Manager
11.11%
Chemical Engineer
11.11%
Other
11.11%

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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 Road 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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Good Country Index

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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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