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Moving to Greater Des Moines (DSM)? Explore Our Cost of Living Index Calculator

Make accurate and reliable cost of living comparisons between The DSM metro and any other participating urban areas across the United States.

The Cost of Living Index Calculator uses continuously updated data pulled directly from the highly regarded Cost of Living Index (COLI). COLI data are based on the prices of more than 60 goods and services and updated quarterly. Survey items have been carefully chosen to reflect the different categories of consumer expenditures.

How to Use the Cost of Living Index Calculator

  • Enter your current annual salary.
  • Choose your current city or another city you’re interested in.
  • Choose IA Des Moines.
  • Click Calculate

COLI Calculator Results

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