Boulder City cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBoulder CityNevadaNational
Cost of living index104103100
IndexBoulder CityNevadaNational
Goods & Services index102106100
Groceries index105103100
Health care index103105100
Housing index10899100
Transportation index116116100
Utilities index9191100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Boulder City, NV is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Boulder City, NV enjoy a cost of living index of 104. This index is 1% higher than the Nevada average, and 4% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Boulder City, NV, the average cost of goods and services is 5% lower than it is in Nevada, and it is 2% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Boulder City is 1% higher than the Nevada average.
  • The cost of living in Boulder City is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Boulder City is 8% higher than the national average.
  • Nevada general sales tax is 35% higher than the national average.
  • Nevada state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
The affordability of the housing market in Boulder City, NV as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Boulder City, NV homeowners, the median income is $61,080. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,425 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $45,763. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,068 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Nevada Sales Tax

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Nevada Income Tax

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For those who live in Boulder City, NV and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Nevada income tax rate and the Nevada sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Nevada, the sales tax is 6.85%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8.1%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Nevada, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.87$15.564.5%
Beauty Salon $47.17$36.1130.6%
Toothpaste $2.35$2.474.8%
Shampoo $0.87$0.969.8%
Movie $11.64$10.1314.9%
Bowling $3.84$4.7418.9%


ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.13$3.983.6%
Fried Chicken $1.35$1.414.3%
Milk $1.68$2.0618.4%
Potatoes $3.23$2.988.3%
Pizza $9.00$9.475.0%
Beer $8.34$8.795.1%

Health Care

ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $111.63$101.0410.5%
Doctor $110.25$107.442.6%
Dentist $93.38$90.423.3%
Ibuprofen $9.47$9.282.1%
Lipitor $426.03$426.500.1%


ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
Home Price $198,600.00$175,700.0013.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,270.92$1,133.2312.2%
Apartment Rent $894.00$920.002.8%


ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.36$1.9918.3%
Tire Balancing $51.42$45.7612.4%


ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$172.37$163.815.2%
Phone $20.85$28.3926.6%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Whitney, NV39,45894-6%
Henderson, NV266,2451088%
Boulder City, NV15,1621044%

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Jasper, IN15,17787-13%
North Fair Oaks, CA15,18116969%
Newton, IA15,13983-17%
Aberdeen, MD15,1371066%
Berkley, MI15,1361011%
Boulder City, NV15,1621044%
Source: The Boulder City, NV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.