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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 Dubuque, Iowa is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Dubuque, Iowa is more expensive.

Overall, Dubuque, Iowa cost of living is 90.80.

  COST OF LIVINGDubuque, IowaUnited States
  Overall  91100
  Grocery  96.2100
  Health  104100
  Housing  71100
  Utilities  89100
  Transportation  105100
  Miscellaneous  101100


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Masterpiece on the Mississippi - a City of History
Dubuque, Iowa is built into the limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in the heart of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, ranked the third most beautiful... (read more)
Sad town
This town is not for ANYONE that is not from a different ethnicity. THEY ACT THE ROLE BUT THEY ARE NOT SINCERE TGEY DO NOT LISTEN AND THEY DON'T WANT TO HELP ANYONE FROM... (read more)
DBQ is for conservative families!
Dubuque is a town for families and religious folks. If you are young this is the wrong place to be at, there is no nightlife and activities are limited, you have to... (read more)
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Mixed Bag
DBQ is like most places where it can be good or bad depending on your perspective. My biggest problem, by far, is that I struggle to appreciate the vast majority of... (read more)
re: Positive recent changes for DBQ!!! - 6/3/2009
The "new meat packing plant" is actually a processing facility for shelf-stable products and will not emit "smell" to affect anyone. Nothing like the slaughterhouse of... (read more)
Positive recent changes for DBQ!!!
If you are looking for a place to move, but don't think Iowa is appealing, you might want to consider Dubuque. DBQ is far from the flat farm land that you might think... (read more)
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