Cost of living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Summary of cost of living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,211
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,582
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa is the 2nd cheapest city in USA (40 out of 41)
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa is the 2nd cheapest city in N. America (53 out of 54)
  • Cost of living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is cheaper than in 55% of cities in the World (144 out of 261)

List of prices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.50
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.87
12 eggs, large $2.59
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.87
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.70
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.49
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.77
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of coca-cola $1.99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.66
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,211
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $846
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $219
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $862
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $580
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $133
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $42
40” flat screen tv $411
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $105
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $14
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $45
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $39
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $98
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $78
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,865
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.74
Monthly ticket public transport $35
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $16
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.50
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $15
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $98
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $4.69
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.05
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.35
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.26
Tube of toothpaste $2.22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $16
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $36
2 tickets to the movies $22
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $71
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $50
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.53
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $424
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district $45
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 29 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 10, 2022

Cedar Rapids position in our World Ranking

the world
144th
out of 261
n. america
53rd
out of 54
usa
40th
out of 41

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