Cedar Falls, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
93
Cedar Falls's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
57 out of 80
In Iowa
2,137 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Cedar Falls is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Cedar Falls, IA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Cedar Falls has an overall cost of living index of 93 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Iowa, Cedar Falls has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Iowa's index of 92.

The standard of living in Cedar Falls ranks as #2,137 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Cedar Falls ranks as the #4,282 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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Cedar Falls Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Cedar Falls Iowa National Average
Overall 93 92 100
Services 92 95 100
Groceries 94 95 100
Health 94 102 100
Housing 88 74 100
Transportation 92 100 100
Utilities 87 99 100
For more reading on cost of living around Iowa, check out:
Cedar Falls Cost of Living Vs. IA

Cedar Falls, IA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Iowa, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$204,300
Median Home Value
$944
Median Rent
$64,809
Median Income
Statistic Cedar Falls Iowa United States
Median Home Value $204,300 $153,900 $229,800
Median Rent $944 $806 $1,096
Median Income $64,809 $61,836 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.2x 2.5x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Cedar Falls Services Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Cedar Falls Iowa
Shampoo $0.99 $1.06
Movie $12.04 $10.68
Bowling $11.0 $14.67

Detailed Cedar Falls Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Cedar Falls Iowa
Ground Beef $3.12 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.58 $1.39
Milk $1.91 $2.05

Detailed Cedar Falls Health Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Cedar Falls Iowa
Haircut $16.57 $18.62
Beauty Salon $20.6 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.77 $2.34

Detailed Cedar Falls Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Cedar Falls Iowa
Potatoes $2.05 $3.29
Pizza $9.99 $10.62
Beer $8.99 $9.38
Optometrist $125.0 $108.57
Doctor $109.42 $116.17
Dentist $80.33 $99.13

Detailed Cedar Falls Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Cedar Falls Iowa
Gasoline $2.66 $2.22
Tire Balancing $39.99 $50.07
All Electricity $127.07 $167.67
Phone $177.99 $175.64

Cedar Falls SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
6
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Cedar Falls

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Cedar Falls
Waterloo, IA 67,671 84 0.9x
Marshalltown, IA 26,957 88 0.9x
La Porte, IN 21,328 83 0.9x
Waverly, IA 10,172 90 1.0x
Independence, IA 6,085 81 0.9x
Oelwein, IA 5,896 76 0.8x
Vinton, IA 5,075 90 1.0x
Iowa Falls, IA 5,067 83 0.9x

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