I live in "affordable housing" in Loveland. Loveland is a city just to the south of Fort Collins. My rent is 775 for a 2 bedroom 2 bath, 1220 sq ft. In fort collins for something similar you will be looking 800+ depending on where you are living. Ive always lived in this area...so dont have much to compare it to.
Co. is still deep in the reccesion and the latest reports is that the state will be hurting worse next year. if you are like me a state employee work is steady however no cost of living for the next year or so.