West Des Moines, Iowa vs. New York, New York

Cost of Living Comparison

The cost of living in New York, New York is 89.7% more expensive than West Des Moines, Iowa.

You would need a salary of $1,232,690 in New York, New York to maintain the standard of living you have in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Comparison highlights
• Overall, New York, New York is more expensive than West Des Moines, Iowa
• Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
Median Home Cost
139% more expensive in New York
than in West Des Moines, Iowa
West Des Moines, IA vs. New York, NY
Compared to West Des Moines, New York is:
  Homeowner
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
  89.7% higher
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Renter
      No Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes not Considered
      Child Care, Taxes Considered
      No Child Care, Taxes Considered
  Food
  17.0% higher
  Housing (Homeowner)
  192.5% higher
  Housing (Rent)
  Median Home Cost
  Utilities
  68.5% higher
  Commute
  154.0% higher
  Health
  24.6% higher
  Taxes
  Childcare
  Personal
  33.2% higher