• Home
  • >
  • Blog
  • >
  • Top 7 Increasing Costs Impacting Colorado Front Range Residents

Top 7 Increasing Costs Impacting Colorado Front Range Residents

18 Jul. 2017

Share this
Top 7 Increasing Costs Impacting Colorado Front Range Residents

There’s hardly a person who lives along Colorado’s Front Range who isn’t familiar with rising living costs. According to a new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the region encompassing Denver, Boulder and Greeley saw a 3.1 percent increase over the past year in the price of consumer goods and services.

When households make decisions on how to allocate their limited resources, it becomes more difficult to cover all the bases – including home energy – when prices increase at the current rate, which is greater than in previous 12-month periods.  That’s when nonprofit assistance organizations like Energy Outreach Colorado play a critical role in stabilizing families and communities.

Here are some price comparisons between the first half of 2016 and the first half of 2017 included in the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report covering Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park and Weld counties:

  1. Gasoline up 16%
  2. Household natural gas up 9.3%
  3. Household electricity up 7.6%
  4. Mortgage payments up 5.7%
  5. Rent up 4.9%
  6. Food prices up 2.1%
  7. Medical care up 1.9%

Leave a Comment


Keep plugged in!

We’re not asking you to use extra energy – instead, we want to keep you connected with the work we’re accomplishing with our community of supporters by signing up for our e-communications. Don’t worry, we will never share, exchange or sell your information across any power grid – we’ll just use it to keep you enlightened about what we’re doing to help low-income Coloradans afford their home energy. If you ever decide you don’t have time for our every-other-month e-newsletter or to read about how we’re improving the lives of struggling Coloradans, you can always unsubscribe. We promise to respect your wishes.

CAPTCHA image Change image



Get Social

See our latest stories, news and announcements on social media! Spread the word and stay connected.