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Housing options in the Iowa City/Coralville area are many and varied. Whether residents choose to rent or buy, they and their families can choose from a variety of neighborhoods that include historic districts, urban settings, suburban developments and country spreads. The Iowa City/Coralville area combines a sense of history and preservation with growth and new development, all within easy access to the UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Cost of Living Index

Iowa City's cost of living compares favorably with other cities that boast Big Ten universities. For residents relocating from some of the nation's largest cities, a pleasant surprise is in store when they find that Iowa City offers all of the big city attractions at a small town price.

For cost of living, a higher value equates to a higher cost of living. 100 represents the national average. 101.3 represents the cost of living in Iowa City. Some comparable cities:

  • Ann Arbor, Mich., 122.3
  • Chicago, 110.9
  • Kansas City, Mo., 87
  • Omaha, Neb., 88
  • Winston-Salem, N.C., 84
  • Durham, N.C., 97.1
  • San Francisco, 272.60
  • Los Angeles, 166.2
  • St. Louis, 85.2
  • Madison, Wis., 109.6
  • Oklahoma City, Okla., 87.2
  • Houston, 102.3
  • Dallas, 95.2
  • State College, Pa., 113.5

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