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Old 08-30-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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If you are moving for the mountain/western lifestyle, you can live much more affordable life in the mountains in either Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, etc.

If you moving just for legalization, which based on your "anywhere in Colorado" comment, seems to be part of it,, I would suggest figuring out your career situation first as you'll need to line something up before you get here. That or start saving and bring at least 15K in cash to live off of.

If you are not moving for legalization, or the mountains, you are better off just moving where the work is.
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Nothing about the Front Range is remotely "cheap" especially for unskilled laborers. Pueblo is the least expensive, but it's also the sketchiest, farthest-flung, and least desirable of the Front Range cities.

The only really cheap places are the small towns on the Eastern Plains that others have mentioned, but they're pretty far from the mountains and their economies tend to be based heavily on agriculture.

IMNSHO I'd rethink a move to Colorado and instead look at Wyoming or New Mexico.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:46 PM
 
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IMNSHO I'd rethink a move to Colorado and instead look at Wyoming or New Mexico.
Can't imagine why you'd suggest Wyoming given the reasons that you mention Colorado as not being especially affordable, particularly for lower earning unskilled labor.

As difficult as Colorado is right now for those folk, it's an even tougher go in Wyoming where wages are lower and job openings are far fewer yet housing costs are still running pretty strong.

Nothing about Wyoming is remotely "cheap" especially for unskilled laborers ... just like it is in Colorado.
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