Iowa Cost of Living

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Iowa cost of living score
Less expensive
19.9% lower
than the US average
0.0% lower
than the Iowa average
Iowa gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 80.1, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 19.9% lower than the U.S. average and 0.0% lower than the average for Iowa.


Housing costs in Iowa?
A typical home costs $194,900, which is 42.4% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 0.0% less expensive than the average Iowa home, at $194,900. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Iowa costs $930 per month, which is 35.0% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and close to the state average of $930.

Can I afford Iowa?
To live comfortably in Iowa, a minimum annual income of $37,440 for a family, and $29,600 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Iowa?
The cost of living in Iowa State is relatively affordable, especially compared to other states. The median home price in the state is around $150,000, and rent for a one-bedroom apartment tends to average out at around $750 per month. Groceries and utilities are also quite low; a typical grocery bill for a family of four averages about $300 per week, while monthly utility bills tend to be around $200. Iowa State's low cost of living makes it an attractive destination for those looking to save money or just live comfortably without breaking the bank.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesIowa, IowaUnited States

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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I've lived in Iowa my whole life. Opportunities are okay, but you won't get ahead here if you aren't in a union or employed in a white collar job. Although if you know  More

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Over 5 years ago

Warm Greetings Every One For you to get a genuine and affordable loan offer or any kind of financial assistance you can simply get your loan from CLASSICO  More

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Over 5 years ago

I love Iowa like how simple it  More

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