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2013 CO School District Cost of Living Analysis (2014)

Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)

In July of 2013, Corona Insights was retained to conduct the 2013 Colorado School District Cost of Living Study for the Colorado Legislative Council. This study measures the differences in the cost to purchase a typical “market basket” of goods among the 178 public school districts in the State of Colorado. Final cost of living factors detailed within this study reflect the relative cost differences for all notable sitespecific living expenses (i.e., housing, transportation, goods, services and taxes) among Colorado’s school districts. The cost of living index developed herein is used as one component of each district’s per pupil funding formula.