Cost of living in Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.58
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.80
12 eggs, large $1.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.30
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $11
2 liters of Coca-Cola $1.58
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.10
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $844
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $198
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $684
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $517
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $92
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $43
40” flat screen TV $404
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $119
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $14
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $39
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $51
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $92
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,129
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.58
Monthly ticket public transport $28
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $8
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $5.30
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $6.00
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $104
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $6
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $1.64
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.37
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.08
Tube of toothpaste $1.59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $10
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $35
2 tickets to the movies $20
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $33
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $49
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $6.00
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $2.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.11
iPad Air 2, 64GB $399
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.08
1 month of gym membership in business district $32
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $7
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 154 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: October 23, 2017.

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