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Moving from Illinois to Iowa

Moving from Illinois to Iowa

Are you considering moving from Illinois to another Midwestern region? If you have already picked Iowa, you have made a good decision. Iowa is a state with one of the lowest costs of living in the whole US. Moving to the Hawkeye State will take some prior planning and research though. Our guide will make your research easier by giving you some guidance and tips on some key points before moving.

Iowa state

What should I know before moving to Iowa?

Though Illinois and Iowa are both Midwestern states, they still carry differences which you can easily embrace. Compared to Illinois, with a population of more than 12 million people, Iowa has a smaller population of around 3 million spread across the state. Therefore, if you are moving from a big city like Chicago, Iowa will certainly feel less dense.

The Hawkeye State is very welcoming and friendly. It can easily incorporate small town culture in its cities, while also offering lots of picturesque nature sites to enjoy.

One of the perks of Iowa is its low cost of living. Housing is a major factor that brings the total cost of living in Iowa City around 23% lower than Chicago, for example. This means that you can easily rent or buy spacious and affordable house.

On the other hand, the fact that everything is spread out also means that you will need a car to commute to work and navigate. Therefore, bringing your car from Illinois to Iowa is highly recommended.

How much does it cost to move from Illinois to Iowa?

As you prepare your budget of moving expenses from Illinois to Iowa, you should consider the exact distance, as well as the volume and type of furniture you will be moving.

For example, if you move a studio or a one-bedroom apartment, it will cost you between $700 and $1300. Whereas, if you move a two or three bedroom, it can cost you up to $3000. As you see, it is a wide range of prices, which also depends on the dimensions and specificity of your furniture. If you are moving a piano, it might cost you more, as it needs special attention while transporting.

The type of service is also a factor in determining the moving costs. Packaging options, as well as inclusion of loading and unloading from the truck can be offered if asked. However, if you would like to save yourself some additional costs, it is advisable you collect boxes and other packaging materials for free from your local stores.

Moreover, your friends and family can help you pack and load the boxes in the shipping truck. It might seem like a lot of effort put on your end, but if you start earlier, than it will feel easy to handle and definitely light on your wallet.

How to move my car from Illinois to Iowa?

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Shipping a car from Illinois to Iowa is the most efficient way to move a vehicle. Call our team now.


Shipping a car requires some planning, especially in its initial stages as you search for a reliable auto transport company. Watch out for some red flags in your research such as cheaper than usual quotes, lack of reviews or negative reviews. Also make sure to get in touch with the relocation agents and ask questions.

A good agent will also ask you many questions and suggest the appropriate type of service and carrier. As a rule of thumb, standard vehicle type and dimensions, open carriers and regular shipping services are less expensive. However, other factors such as supply and demand, can affect the cost of car shipping. If you ship you car to Iowa before the holidays when the demand is high, then expect the quotes to go up. This is another aspect where planning can be of great help in reducing your costs.

If you have any more questions and are interested in learning in more detail regarding all different auto shipping services and carriers, do not hesitate to contact us at Corsia Logistics. Thank you!

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