Cost of Living in Des Moines

Summary about cost of living in Des Moines, IA, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $ 30.00-64.20
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.50-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 2.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 4.25-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.11 $ 1.50-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 $ 1.50-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.09 $ 1.00-1.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.52 $ 2.00-4.39
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.42 $ 0.99-3.99
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.65 $ 0.99-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.50 $ 0.88-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.86 $ 4.36-9.98
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.52 $ 2.00-6.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.71 $ 3.00-7.99
Apples (1 lb) 1.95 $ 1.25-3.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.53 $ 0.44-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $ 0.99-3.75
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 $ 0.99-2.99
Potato (1 lb) 0.98 $ 0.40-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.45 $ 0.50-1.99
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $ 1.00-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $ 8.00-15.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.18 $ 1.31-3.57
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 $ 1.49-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.00 $ 6.97-9.25
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $ 1.75-1.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.00 $ 48.00-55.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $ 2.00-2.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $ 2.00-2.20
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.23 $ 1.71-2.89
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,870.00 $ 20,000.00-21,740.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,018.00 $ 20,000.00-21,254.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164.09 $ 100.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 $ 0.19-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 74.32 $ 55.00-99.99
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.43 $ 13.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 $ 15.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.00 $ 9.99-16.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 730.50 $ 600.00-850.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,250.00 $ 8,500.00-10,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.25 $ 25.40-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.28 $ 15.10-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 64.37 $ 40.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 65.00 $ 50.00-100.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 966.00 $ 800.00-1,050.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 840.64 $ 625.00-1,030.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,612.57 $ 1,300.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,184.88 $ 1,000.00-1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 310.83 $ 189.00-445.60
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 108.43 $ 94.92-150.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,232.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.92 3.16-4.75

Prices in Des Moines, Iowa

This city had 271 entries in the past 12 months by 27 different contributors.
Last update: July 2021
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