Cedar Rapids, IA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
94
Cedar Rapids's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
62 out of 80
In Iowa
2,370 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Cedar Rapids is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

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

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Cedar Rapids has an overall cost of living index of 94 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Iowa, Cedar Rapids has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Iowa's index of 90.

The standard of living in Cedar Rapids ranks as #2,371 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Cedar Rapids ranks as the #4,035 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.

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Cedar Rapids Cost Of Living Vs. Iowa

Living Expense Cedar Rapids Iowa National Average
Overall 94 90 100
Services 103 96 100
Groceries 97 98 100
Health 113 100 100
Housing 74 73 100
Transportation 97 101 100
Utilities 105 98 100
For more reading on cost of living around Iowa, check out:
Cedar Rapids Cost of Living Vs. IA

Cedar Rapids, 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.

$141,800
Median Home Value
$767
Median Rent
$58,511
Median Income
Statistic Cedar Rapids Iowa United States
Median Home Value $141,800 $147,800 $217,500
Median Rent $767 $789 $1,062
Median Income $58,511 $60,523 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.4x 2.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.16x 0.16x 0.2x

Detailed Cedar Rapids Services Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Cedar Rapids Iowa
Shampoo $0.84 $1.01
Movie $9.53 $10.72
Bowling $15.25 $13.86

Detailed Cedar Rapids Groceries Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Cedar Rapids Iowa
Ground Beef $3.96 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.76 $1.4
Milk $2.19 $1.96

Detailed Cedar Rapids Health Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Cedar Rapids Iowa
Haircut $19.04 $17.49
Beauty Salon $38.25 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.74 $2.32

Detailed Cedar Rapids Transportation Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Cedar Rapids Iowa
Potatoes $2.96 $3.18
Pizza $10.69 $10.39
Beer $8.91 $9.23
Optometrist $115.33 $106.34
Doctor $113.5 $115.25
Dentist $127.5 $98.38

Detailed Cedar Rapids Utilities Costs Vs. Iowa

Item Cedar Rapids Iowa
Gasoline $2.57 $2.59
Tire Balancing $46.67 $48.9
All Electricity $186.17 $167.6
Phone $177.99 $163.42

Cedar Rapids SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Cedar Rapids

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Cedar Rapids
Marion, IA 39,328 95 1.0x
Central, LA 29,107 100 1.1x
Coralville, IA 21,103 103 1.1x
North Liberty, IA 18,829 103 1.1x
Hiawatha, IA 7,333 95 1.0x

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