When I first got the gig as Brand Manager of B100, I had the great task of finding a place to live. I have lived in Illinois for a lot of my life, but the question came coming up. Are you going to live in the IOWA side or the ILLINOIS side? I assumed for tax purposes that the Iowa side was the sure play. Lots of people were saying down town Davenport and Bettendorf were the best places to live. I have lots of friends from everywhere in the QC. Moline and rock Island are both great options for me, but Bettendorf and Davenport have some really nice places too! I used this site called Numbeo.

It compared the standard of living on the Illinois Side and the Iowa side. The results were interesting to me, and I thought they would be great to share with my QC family! Here they are fam! The search is still on for my new house... I will keep you all posted! If you have any leads or advice I am open ears! To be honest... They are both about the same to me. Please note: I LOVE the QC!

  Moline, ILDavenport, IADifference
Restaurants
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant11.50 $9.00 $     -21.74 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course44.50 $40.00 $     -10.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)7.00 $7.48 $     +6.86 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)3.50 $3.50 $     0.00 %
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle)4.25 $4.00 $     -5.88 %
Cappuccino (regular)3.75 $3.25 $     -13.33 %
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle)1.64 $1.84 $     +12.11 %
Water (11.2 oz small bottle)1.09 $1.09 $     0.00 %
Markets
Milk (regular), (1 gallon)2.76 $2.76 $     0.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)1.90 $2.66 $     +40.01 %
Rice (white), (1 lb)2.00 $2.00 $     0.00 %
Eggs (regular) (12)1.89 $2.75 $     +45.24 %
Local Cheese (1 lb)4.38 $3.00 $     -31.43 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb)3.38 $3.31 $     -2.27 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)5.00 $4.75 $     -4.94 %
Apples (1 lb)1.60 $2.16 $     +35.21 %
Banana (1 lb)0.80 $0.69 $     -12.79 %
Oranges (1 lb)2.00 $1.80 $     -10.25 %
Tomato (1 lb)2.00 $3.00 $     +50.00 %
Potato (1 lb)2.00 $2.40 $     +19.75 %
Onion (1 lb)1.00 $1.50 $     +50.00 %
Lettuce (1 head)1.79 $1.79 $     0.00 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle)1.59 $1.59 $     0.00 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)10.00 $20.00 $     +100.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)2.00 $?
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle)3.00 $?
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)6.50 $6.00 $     -7.69 %
Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)8.00 $1.00 $     -87.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)25.00 $30.00 $     +20.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)5.00 $5.00 $     0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)2.75 $2.75 $     0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)55.00 $55.00 $     0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon)2.40 $2.35 $     -2.21 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)21,500.00 $18,000.00 $     -16.28 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)20,166.67 $18,000.00 $     -10.74 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment100.00 $139.21 $     +39.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)0.10 $0.10 $     0.00 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)58.87 $59.00 $     +0.21 %
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult33.33 $36.00 $     +7.99 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)?5.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat9.50 $10.00 $     +5.26 %
Childcare
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child625.00 $625.00 $     0.00 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child18,000.00 $18,000.00 $     0.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)43.33 $37.50 $     -13.46 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)30.00 $21.67 $     -27.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)71.43 $73.33 $     +2.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes89.67 $90.00 $     +0.37 %
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre683.33 $687.50 $     +0.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre528.33 $616.25 $     +16.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre783.33 $950.00 $     +21.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre712.50 $883.33 $     +23.98 %
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre84.00 $100.67 $     +19.84 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre62.67 $95.50 $     +52.39 %
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)2,916.67 $2,262.11 $     -22.44 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate4.124.40     +6.82 %
Last update:June 2018June 2018
Numbers generated by Numbeo.com
SO, What are YOUR thoughts? Iowa or Illinois side of the QC?