According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Grinnell has an overall cost of living index of 88 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Iowa, Grinnell has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Iowa's index of 90.
The standard of living in Grinnell ranks as #1324 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Iowa. By definition, that implies Grinnell ranks as the #5083 most expensive place in the Hawkeye State.
|Living Expense||Grinnell||Iowa||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Grinnell|
|Des Moines, IA||215,932||87||1.0x|
|Pleasant Hill, IA||9,736||96||1.1x|