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Cost of Living in Des Moines, IA

Expenses, Commute Time and Crime Rate

What is the cost of living in Des Moines, IA?

Des Moines, IA Metro Average County Average State Average National Average
Average monthly single homeowner expense $1.2K $1.4K $1.4K $1.4K $1.8K
Average monthly family with 2 kids homeowner expense $3.9K $4.1K $4K $4.1K $4.8K
Average monthly single renter expense $1.9K $2K $2.1K $2K $2.1K
Average monthly family with 2 kids renter expense $4.9K $5.1K $5.2K $5K $5.1K

How long does it take to commute to Des Moines during rush hour?

West Des Moines 13 minutes
Ankeny 14 minutes
Pleasant Hill 14 minutes
Urbandale 15 minutes
Clive 16 minutes
Altoona 17 minutes
Bondurant 17 minutes
Elkhart 18 minutes
Mitchellville 20 minutes
Alleman 20 minutes

What’s the crime rate in Des Moines, IA?

Des Moines, IA Metro Average County Average State Average National Average
Annual violent crimes per 1000 residents 0.60024 0.336941 0.349945 0.339308 0.364835

Other cities with five lowest crime rates within Polk County

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