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

Overall, Iowa, Iowa cost of living is 89.30.

  COST OF LIVINGIowa, IowaUnited States
  Overall  89100
  Grocery  95.6100
  Health  96100
  Housing  74100
  Utilities  91100
  Transportation  98100
  Miscellaneous  97100


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Season Changes
Truly have the distinct 4 seasons here. The cold makes you appreciate the summer even more! Spring can be cold, icy and frigid. The following Spring can bring 70-80... (read more)
Weather in Eastern Iowa
Weather is fairly comparable to Chicago burbs. Extremes in temp-hot in summer, cold in winter. Good place if you like snowy... (read more)
Cold and Hot
Iowa is cold in winter and hot in the summer. You definitely get the full 4-season... (read more)
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Living in Washington, Iowa
This is the most unfriendly town I have ever lived in my entire life. People make no effort to welcome you, neighbors never even speak to you. If we had only known we... (read more)
I have lived overseas for the last 14 years
Quirnbach-pfalz is a great quite place to... (read more)
Iowa's Loess Hills
The Loess Hills ( in Iowa are by far one of the most unique and beautiful places to visit in North America if not the world. The soils are rare, as well... (read more)
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