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Cost of Living Comparison:
Des Moines, Iowa - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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A salary of $37,000 in Des Moines, Iowa should increase to $44,516 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cost of Living IndexesDes MoinesPhiladelphia
Overall83100
Food93121
Housing6469
Median Home Cost$132,500$147,000
Utilities88129
Transportation96106
Health87101
Miscellaneous90116
100=national average

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Comparison Highlights

Philadelphia is 20% more expensive than Des Moines.
Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost is 10% more expensive in Philadelphia.

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