Have you ever thought of moving to Boulder, Colorado? Have you thought to look up how healthcare costs vary from state to state? Read on for one woman’s story of what happened when she and her husband moved to Boulder and had a medical procedure that cost them $45,000 out-of-pocket — with health insurance!
Income in rural Virginia: Combined household income was about $80K.
Income in Boulder: Combined household income has been about $110,000
Rent/mortgage in Virginia: Our mortgage was $1200/month; our home sold for $135,000 and we could expect to get into another house in that area for $200K.
Rent/mortgage in Boulder: Our rent is now $1895/month; was $1400/month when we first moved to Colorado. We were approved for a $405,000 mortgage here (but didn't wind up buying, as you’ll read about later).