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Cost of Living Comparison:
Des Moines, Iowa - Memphis, Tennessee

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A salary of $95,000 in Des Moines, Iowa could decrease to $85,006 in Memphis, Tennessee

Cost of Living IndexesDes MoinesMemphis
Overall82.774
Food92.890.2
Housing64.340.3
Utilities87.584.5
Transportation95.689.8
Health8795.4
Miscellaneous89.889.3
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Memphis is 11% cheaper than Des Moines.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 37% cheaper in Memphis.

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