Greater Burlington Partnership
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West Burlington, Iowa

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Cost of Living

Greater Burlington has a low cost of living and a high quality of life.

In fact, Greater Burlington’s cost of living is 16% below the national average according to the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness’ most recent Cost of Living Index.

Quick Comparisons

So how does Greater Burlington compare to major cities across Iowa and the county?

C2ER Cost of Living Index 3rd Quarter 2018 100% Composite Index
Burlington, IA  83.2
Ames, IA 97.4
Cedar Rapids, IA 94.7
Des Moines, IA 90.1
Quad Cities, IA-IL 96.1
Waterloo, IA 91.1
Chicago, IL 120.8
New York City (Manhattan) 240.6
Minneapolis, MN 107
St. Louis, MO 88.4
Kansas City, MO 94.3
Denver, CO 114.3
Dallas, TX 103.7
Houston, TX 95
Charleston, SC 100.1
Charlotte, NC 97.2
Omaha, NE 95.8
Memphis, TN 81.3
Seattle, WA 153.6
Los Angeles, CA 146.8
Atlanta, GA 102.7
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