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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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Not the worst place I've lived.

We lived in Iowa City for about 8 years. It has the benefits and pitfalls of most college towns. The University of Iowa brings with it great cultural events and a wide... (Read More)



I don't know why people love Iowa City. It's awful

I am thankfully just finishing grad school and I can't get out of this place fast enough. Parking is a racket, the police are paid to waste the time of citizens, and the... (Read More)



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,... (Read More)



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