Council Bluffs, IA Cost of Living

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Council Bluffs cost of living score
Less expensive
17.2% lower
than the US average
3.4% higher
than the Iowa average
Council Bluffs, Iowa gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 82.8, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 17.2% lower than the U.S. average and 3.4% lower than the average for Iowa.

Council Bluffs, IA

Housing costs in Council Bluffs?
A typical home costs $190,300, which is 43.7% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 2.4% less expensive than the average Iowa home, at $194,900. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Council Bluffs costs $980 per month, which is 31.5% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 5.1% more than the state average of $930.

Can I afford Council Bluffs?
To live comfortably in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a minimum annual income of $36,360 for a family, and $32,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Council Bluffs?
Council Bluffs, IA has an average house median value of $190,300, which is significantly lower than the US average of $338,100. This affordability is reflected in the cost of living in the city as well; it stands at 81.8 compared to the national average of 100. This makes Council Bluffs a great option for those looking for an affordable place to live that still offers a wide variety of amenities and activities.
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It's an okay city. Nothing special really. All the fun things to do and good restaurants are across the river in Omaha. I will say CB has some pretty good recreational  More

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Over 8 years ago

Quietly over the years this community has taken untold amounts of riverfront casino tax dollars and converted them into hundreds and hundreds of community improvement  More

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Over 14 years ago

here in council bluffs iowa, we have low crime rate. There have been an increase in shopping areas in the last 2 years and lots of new resturants and three casinos. It  More

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