Des Moines, Iowa 

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Cost of Living in Des Moines, Iowa

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

Des Moines cost of living is 85.9

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

The median home price in Des Moines is $132,500.

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 $145,000 

2504 Watrous Ave

Bed 3 | Bath 2.01328 SqFt
 $145,000 

2504 Watrous Ave

Bed 3 | Bath 2.01328 SqFt

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COST OF LIVINGDes MoinesIowaUSA
  Overall8690100
  Grocery92.9100.5100
  Health111118100
  Housing7174100
  Median Home Cost$132,500$137,600$216,200
  Utilities9099100
  Transportation8780100
  Miscellaneous9099100
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    Reviews for Des Moines    47 Reviews
    overpriced everything and unfriendly - 1/27/2018
    The shock is housing prices here are comparable to bigger cities like Charlotte, Dallas act and should not be. Its a podunk area with no culture, great restaurant with... Read More

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    Not a city for renters - 9/15/2016
    I will be moving to Des Moines due to a job offer. Little did I know that it is extremely expensive to live here. It's a little deceiving since everything you read... Read More

    Good housing value for most - 12/24/2014
    I'm living in a hotel in Des Moines and looking for a place to live. What I've found is that Des Moines has a tremendous amount of subsidized (known as "income... Read More


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    NEW LISTINGS IN DES MOINES IA
    $145,000
    2504 Watrous Ave
    Bed 3 | Bath 2.0

    $144,000
    4114 Douglas Ave
    Bed 3 | Bath 1.0

    $148,500
    5406 SE 1st Ct
    Bed 3 | Bath 2.0

    $157,500
    106 Fulton Dr
    Bed 3 | Bath 1.0

    $135,000
    3200 E University Ave
    Bed 2 | Bath 1.0

    $107,000
    422 E Jackson Ave
    Bed 2 | Bath 1.0

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