Cost of Living in Waterloo, IA

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1353
$3793
🛋️ Without rent
$625
$2122
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$728
$1671
🍽️ Food
$441
$1157
🚐 Transport
$55.9
$151
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2807
😀 Quality of life
62
🏙️ Population
67.3K

The average cost of living in Waterloo is $1353, which is in the top 33% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3042nd out of 9294 in our global list, 2155th out of 2202 in the United States, and 22nd out of 24 in Iowa State.

The median after-tax salary is $2807, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months. Ranked 4855th (TOP 52%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1808th best city to live in the United States, and 15th most liveable city in Iowa State. With an estimated population of 67.3K, Waterloo is the 603rd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 8 km Waterloo Regional Airport
😷 Air quality Good 11.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1123 University of Northern Iowa
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Prices in Waterloo

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.27
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.92
 Cappuccino
$2.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$811
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$492
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2002
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1300
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$167
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$63.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2698
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$488
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$56.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.06
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.67
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.65
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.66
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.99
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.43
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$37.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$76.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$993
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13224

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