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Cost of Living in Des Moines

Summary about cost of living in Des Moines:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $ 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 30.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $ 6.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 $ 3.00-3.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.50 $ 3.50-5.50
Cappuccino (regular) 4.18 $ 3.50-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.91 $ 1.75-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.57 $ 1.05-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.75 $ 2.00-3.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.39-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.50-2.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.50 $ 1.40-1.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.33 $ 3.00-5.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.35 $ 2.05-4.50
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.93 $ 3.00-7.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.75 $ 0.65-2.38
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 $ 0.50-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.38 $ 0.89-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.46 $ 0.89-2.50
Potato (1 lb) 0.70 $ 0.39-1.00
Onion (1 lb) 0.90 $ 0.79-1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.33 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 1.50-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 $ 8.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.44 $ 1.80-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 $ 2.20-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.25 $ 7.00-7.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 1.75-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.00 $ 42.00-75.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.00-2.80
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.00-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 $ 25.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.43 $ 2.18-2.75
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,750.00 $ 18,500.00-23,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,981.75 $ 20,927.00-29,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 128.92 $ 91.49-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.10-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.45 $ 45.00-75.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34.46 $ 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3.33 $ 0.00-10.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.75 $ 8.50-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 742.83 $ 225.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,000.00 $ 7,000.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 47.00 $ 39.99-55.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.17 $ 25.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.50 $ 50.00-85.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.25 $ 65.00-100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 950.00 $ 750.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 737.50 $ 600.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,775.00 $ 1,200.00-2,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,268.75 $ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 133.82 $ 130.46-137.92
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 85.42 $ 77.77-100.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,385.92 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.38 3.50-4.54

Prices in Des Moines, Iowa

These data are based on 447 entries in the past 18 months from 63 different contributors.
Last update: May 2018
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