Colorado is so pay-to-play it hurts. And by play, I just mean survive. Moved there for a few years and I don’t know how the fuck “normal” people live there. More than a couple coworkers lived in Boulder in condos or apartments paid for by their parents. One woman was not a student, part time (16 hours/week) in the vitamin/lotion section of a Whole Foods, went skiing all the time (too good for the Ikon Pass and made fun of people with them) and complained about how much she worked. I drove in from Loveland, worked two jobs, blew a good chunk of my savings, and moved back where I came from. In just a few months my savings has nearly recovered off one job.