Iowa City in 2018

Iowa City

Country: United States

Last updated: November 2018

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Estimated budget for 1 person$
FOOD
A loaf of bread (400 g)*27 pieces, Potato (1 kg)*8.4 kg, White rice (1 kg)*5 kg, Onion (1 kg)*2.5 kg, Salad (1 kg)*2.5 kg, Tomatoes (1 kg)*5 kg, Apples (kg)*3 kg, Bananas (kg)*3 kg, Orange (1 kg)*2 kg, Beef (1 kg)*4, Pork (1 kg)*2.5, Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)*6 kg, Milk (1 l)*20 l, Local cheese (1 kg)*2 kg, Eggs (12) *4 pieces, Mineral water (1.5 l)*30 l
378.07$ 334.67
RENT
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre*1, Internet (60 Mbps)*1
760.00$ 672.76
Restaurants
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*4, Cappuccino (regular)*12, Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle)*10, Big Mac meal*4, Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l)*5, Wine (700 ml)*1
150.45$ 133.18
Transport
Public transport (Monthly pass)*1, Taxi Start*5, Taxi (1 km)*20
89.50$ 79.23
Personal care
Tube of toothpaste*1, Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)*1, Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)*0.3
12.29$ 10.88
Entertaiment
1 ticket to the movie*3, Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult*1, 1 cocktail drink in downtown club*3
101.00$ 89.41
For 1 day, cheap varriant, per day$
A loaf of bread (400 g)*1, Local cheese (1 kg)*0.1, Milk (1 l)*1, Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)*0.3, Apples (kg)*0.3, Bananas (kg)*0.3, Orange (1 kg)*0.3, Potato (1 kg)*0.5, Eggs (12) *0.4 10.88$ 9.63
Public transport (1 way ticket)*4 4.00$ 3.54
For 1 day, mid-range varriant, per day$
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night)*1 69.00$ 61.08
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*3 30.00$ 26.56
Public transport (1 way ticket)*6 6.00$ 5.31
Food prices$
A loaf of bread (400 g) 2.58$ 2.28
Milk (1 l) 0.80$ 0.71
Eggs (12) 2.50$ 2.21
Local cheese (1 kg) 9.85$ 8.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 7.66$ 6.78
White rice (1 kg) 2.50$ 2.21
Onion (1 kg) 1.65$ 1.46
Salad (1 kg) 2.15$ 1.90
Potato (1 kg) 1.94$ 1.72
Tomatoes (1 kg) 4.76$ 4.21
Bananas (kg) 1.80$ 1.59
Apples (kg) 3.20$ 2.83
Orange (1 kg) 2.50$ 2.21
Beef (1 kg) 12.40$ 10.98
Pork (1 kg) 11.70$ 10.36
Mineral water (1.5 l) 1.86$ 1.65
Restaurants$
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 10.00$ 8.85
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 23.00$ 20.36
Cappuccino (regular) 3.95$ 3.50
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 1.35$ 1.20
Water (330 ml bottle) 1.10$ 0.97
Big Mac meal 7.00$ 6.20
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 47.00$ 41.60
Alcohol$
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 1.95$ 1.73
Imported beer (0,33 l) 2.90$ 2.57
Wine (700 ml) 11.80$ 10.45
Vodka, rum, brandy 13.55$ 11.99
Pack of cigarettes 6.50$ 5.75
Hotels and hostels$
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 69.00$ 61.08
Apartments for rent$
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 890.00$ 787.83
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 705.00$ 624.07
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 1700.00$ 1504.85
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1410.00$ 1248.14
Internet (60 Mbps) 55.00$ 48.69
Transportation$
Public transport (1 way ticket) 1.00$ 0.89
Public transport (Monthly pass) 35.00$ 30.98
Taxi Start 3.70$ 3.28
Taxi (1 km) 1.80$ 1.59
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 36.00$ 31.87
Petrol (gas) 0.65$ 0.58
Personal care$
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9.00$ 7.97
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 21.00$ 18.59
Tube of toothpaste 4.10$ 3.63
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 20.00$ 17.70
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.49$ 4.86
Entertainment$
1 ticket to the movie 11.00$ 9.74
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00$ 8.85
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.00$ 36.29
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9.00$ 7.97
Other prices$
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.00$ 47.80
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.00$ 30.98
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.00$ 64.62
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.00$ 92.95
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