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

Iowa City, Iowa cost of living is 101.30.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
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  COST OF LIVINGIowa City, IowaUnited States
  Overall  101100
  Grocery  100.1100
  Health  96100
  Housing  102100
  Utilities  86100
  Transportation  105100
  Miscellaneous  103100

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We're really not so bad!

Whether or not there's anything to do in Iowa City has more to do with one's own initiative and preferences rather than the city. With the summer Jazz Festival,...



Pricey is Right

As another reviewer mentioned, Iowa City is "pretty pricey". I don't have the figures to back up my claim, just experience as I have lived here and other towns around...



A Fair City

When talking about Iowa City, I always qualify, "For Iowa" becuase I know this little town is no great shakes when compared with many places in the United States. It's...



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