Ames, IA, United States. Cost of living and prices in Ames, IA(Ames), prices of food, rent, shopping, etc. Updated Mar. 2020

Ames, IA (Ames), city in United States located in Northern America. Coordinates: 42.03 latitude and -93.62 longitude. It is situated at elevation 292 meters above sea level. Ames, IA has a population of 65,060 people. It operates on the America/Chicago time zone, GMT: -6.

Current prices of 52 goods and services in 10 categories in Ames, IA. Prices of food, restaurants, transportation, utilities, clothing and apartment rent & buying costs in Ames, IA. Average salaries also included.

Estimated cost of living in Ames, IA for a month without rent

Total cost of living in Ames, IA for two person with average consumption for one month will be $ 1134.11, no rent price included.

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Restaurants prices

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
Meal in Inexpensive Restaurant
Ames, IA
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$ 11.62
$ 9.28
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
Ames, IA
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$ 47.98
$ 38.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
McMeal at McDonalds or Alternative Combo Meal
Ames, IA
Avg. World
$ 7.07
$ 6.10
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter Draught
Ames, IA
Avg. World
$ 3.54
$ 3.11
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
Imported Beer, 0.33 liter Bottle
Ames, IA
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$ 4.55
$ 3.72
Cappuccino (regular)
Cappuccino
Ames, IA
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$ 4.06
$ 2.58
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
Coca-Cola, 0.33 liter Bottle
Ames, IA
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$ 1.68
$ 1.37

Markets prices

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Water (0.33 liter bottle)
Water, 0.33 liter Bottle
Ames, IA
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$ 1.37
$ 1.01
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
Milk, Regular,1 liter
Ames, IA
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$ 0.78
$ 1.04
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 0.5 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 2.51
$ 1.48
Rice (white), (1kg)
White Rice, 1 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 4.18
$ 2.13
Eggs (regular) (12)
Eggs, 12 pack
Ames, IA
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$ 1.99
$ 2.09
Local Cheese (1kg)
Local Cheese, 1 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 9.65
$ 8.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
Chicken Breasts, Boneless and Skinless, 1 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 8.39
$ 6.68
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
Beef Round or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat, 1 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 11.01
$ 10.55
Apples (1kg)
Apples, 1 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 4.36
$ 2.60
Banana (1kg)
Banana, 1 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 1.62
$ 1.47
Oranges (1kg)
Oranges, 1 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 3.71
$ 2.31
Tomato (1kg)
Tomato, 1 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 4.45
$ 2.34
Potato (1kg)
Potato, 1 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 2.56
$ 1.49
Onion (1kg)
Onion, 1 kg
Ames, IA
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$ 2.35
$ 1.45
Lettuce (1 head)
Lettuce, 1 head
Ames, IA
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$ 1.74
$ 1.15
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
Water, 1.5 liter Bottle
Ames, IA
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$ 1.78
$ 1.02
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
Bottle of Wine, Mid-Range Price
Ames, IA
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$ 12.12
$ 8.91
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
Domestic Beer, 0.5 liter Bottle
Ames, IA
Avg. World
$ 2.10
$ 1.61
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)
Pack of Cigarettes
Ames, IA
Avg. World
$ 7.07
$ 5.61

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Transportation prices

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One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
One-way Ticket, Local Transport
Ames, IA
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$ 1.26
$ 1.49
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
Monthly Pass, Regular Price
Ames, IA
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$ 38.42
$ 44.26
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
Taxi Start, Normal Tariff
Ames, IA
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$ 5.05
$ 2.91
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
Taxi, price for 1 km, Normal Tariff
Ames, IA
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$ 1.41
$ 1.38
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
Taxi, price for 1 hour Waiting, Normal Tariff
Ames, IA
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$ 28.79
$ 18.56
Gasoline (1 liter)
Gasoline, 1 liter
Ames, IA
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$ 0.60
$ 0.97
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
Ames, IA
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$ 20,957.50
$ 20,441.68
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
Honda Civic 1.6 Or Alternative New Car
Ames, IA
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$ 19,885.33
$ 20,822.91

Utilities Per Month prices

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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
Basic utilities for 85m2 Apartment including Electricity, Heating or Cooling, Water and Garbage
Ames, IA
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$ 136.11
$ 120.01
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local, price per 1 min, No Discounts or Plans
Ames, IA
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$ 0.10
$ 0.13
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
Internet, 60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL
Ames, IA
Avg. World
$ 53.31
$ 38.23

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Sports And Leisure prices

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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
Ames, IA
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$ 41.92
$ 36.69

Salaries And Financing prices

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Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
Cinema ticket, 1 Seat
Ames, IA
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$ 9.85
$ 8.10
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
Average Monthly Net Salary, After Tax
Ames, IA
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$ 2,020.00
$ 1,639.23
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages, Yearly, Fixed-Rate
Ames, IA
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4.07%
5.19%

Childcare prices

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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child
Private Preschool or Kindergarten, Monthly for 1 Child
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$ 871.13
$ 505.10
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
Ames, IA
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$ 18,180.00
$ 11,882.28

Clothing And Shoes prices

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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
Pair of Jeans in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc.
Ames, IA
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$ 36.03
$ 53.91
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
Summer Dress in a Chain Store Like George, H&M, Zara, etc.
Ames, IA
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$ 32.67
$ 34.52
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
Pair of Running Shoes, Mid-Range Price
Ames, IA
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$ 75.75
$ 73.06
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
Pair of Leather Business Shoes
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$ 95.95
$ 82.53

Rent Per Month prices

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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
One bedroom apartment in city centre
Ames, IA
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$ 701.95
$ 602.43
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
One bedroom apartment outside of city centre
Ames, IA
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$ 598.40
$ 479.57
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
Three bedroom apartment in city centre
Ames, IA
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$ 1,414.00
$ 1,076.93
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
Three bedroom apartment outside of city centre
Ames, IA
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$ 1,212.00
$ 841.28

Buy Apartment prices

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Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
Price per m2 to Buy Apartment Outside of City Center
Ames, IA
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$ 1,195.87
$ 1,725.14