Iowa is 5.0% more expensive than Arkansas.

If you lived in Iowa instead of Arkansas, you would:

pay 0.7% less for restaurants

 
Arkansas
Iowa
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $11.91
 
$12.78
 
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.28
 
$7.14
 
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.79
 
$1.85
 

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pay 22.7% more for groceries

 
Arkansas
Iowa
Bread
1 loaf
$2.26
 
$2.16
 
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.44
 
$5.38
 
Milk (1 gallon) $3.10
 
$3.15
 

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pay 2.9% more for transportation

 
Arkansas
Iowa
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.89
 
$4.36
 
Monthly public transit pass $31.71
 
$41.33
 
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $27,646.50
 
$23,893.71
 

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pay 7.1% less for housing

 
Arkansas
Iowa
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$68.94
 
$68.55
 
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $884.06
 
$918.24
 
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $836.67
 
$613.65
 

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pay 11.2% more for childcare

 
Arkansas
Iowa
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $802.00
 
$774.78
 
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $8,612.00
 
$10,825.50
 

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pay 6.1% more for entertainment and sports

 
Arkansas
Iowa
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.71
 
$4.86
 
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.42
 
$4.11
 
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$7.34
 
$7.71
 

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pay 0.4% less for clothing

 
Arkansas
Iowa
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$46.85
 
$42.17
 
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$38.51
 
$37.59
 
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$79.87
 
$80.21
 

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