This will come as no shock to anyone that lives in Colorado, but a new report provides empirical evidence that it is expensive to live here.
A survey conducted last summer of 1000 Coloradans shows that even a family of 4 with an income of over $100,000 may have trouble affording health insurance.
25% of those surveyed with incomes of less than $84,000 spent more than they made in the month sampled. Many families indicated that they had trouble saving for children’s education or paying for their kids education. In addition to health insurance, costs for food, housing, heat and child care also contributed to these budget shortfalls.