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Cost of Living Comparison:
Des Moines, Iowa - Minneapolis, Minnesota

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A salary of $100,000 in Des Moines, Iowa should increase to $132,285 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cost of Living IndexesDes MoinesMinneapolis
Overall82.7109.4
Food92.8105.4
Housing64.3117.8
Utilities87.599.4
Transportation95.6102.4
Health8799.9
Miscellaneous89.8110.7
100=national average

  COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Minneapolis is 32% more expensive than Des Moines.
Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Housing is 83% more expensive in Minneapolis.

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