Ames, Iowa 

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Cost of Living in Ames, Iowa

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

Ames cost of living is 93.4

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

The median home price in Ames is $177,100.

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 $499,999 

2550 Meadow Glen Rd

Bed 3 | Bath 4.02798 SqFt
 $499,999 

2550 Meadow Glen Rd

Bed 3 | Bath 4.02798 SqFt

COST OF LIVINGAmesIowaUSA
  Overall9390100
  Grocery92.9100.5100
  Health121118100
  Housing9574100
  Median Home Cost$177,100$137,600$216,200
  Utilities9999100
  Transportation7480100
  Miscellaneous9599100
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    Reviews for Ames    12 Reviews
    From California to Iowa - 9/30/2012
    Hello, I am in San Jose Ca, but am seriously thinking of moving somewhere much slower for a better quality of living. I've just turned 59, so I'm kinda preparing for... Read More

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    Good and Bad - 2/5/2012
    Like every other city Ames has both good and bad points. The good points are: low cost of living, very friendly people, lots of outdoor activities and quite a few events... Read More

    Cost of Living in Ames, Iowa - 12/18/2010
    Ames enjoys a high quality of life at a very affordable cost, substantially lower than many other communities. The presence of Iowa State University, a large (28,000... Read More


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    NEW LISTINGS IN AMES IA
    $499,999
    2550 Meadow Glen Rd
    Bed 3 | Bath 4.0

    $430,000
    608 Hartford Dr
    Bed 2 | Bath 2.0

    $381,600
    Cartier Ave # OP7C06
    Bed 4 | Bath 4.0

    $308,900
    Wilder Ave # NLW5JJ
    Bed 4 | Bath 3.0

    $321,750
    Scenic Pt # N0WO7F
    Bed 4 | Bath 3.0

    $349,375
    Quam Cir # SIACJB
    Bed 4 | Bath 3.0

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