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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Des Moines, Iowa is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Des Moines, Iowa is more expensive.

Overall, Des Moines, Iowa cost of living is 81.90.

  COST OF LIVINGDes Moines, IowaUnited States
  Overall  82100
  Grocery  94.5100
  Health  85100
  Housing  61100
  Utilities  91100
  Transportation  98100
  Miscellaneous  89100

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