La Vista 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.
IndexLa VistaNebraskaNational
Cost of living index9290100
IndexLa VistaNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index95100100
Health care index102101100
Housing index8475100
Transportation index9698100
Utilities index9191100
A general summary of the cost of living index in La Vista, NE is shown above. Compared to the state average of Nebraska the cost of living index in La Vista, NE is 92, which is 2% higher than the average in Nebraska and compared to the national average it is 8% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In La Vista, NE goods and services come in at equal to the average in Nebraska and are 5% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

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  • The cost of living in La Vista is 2% higher than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in La Vista is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in La Vista is 16% lower than the national average.
  • Nebraska general sales tax is 8% higher than the national average.
  • Nebraska state income tax is 11% higher 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)
Owners$75,000$6,250$1,750$2,250
Renters$42,764$3,564$998$1,283
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in La Vista, NE, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. La Vista, NE has a median income of about $75,000 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,750 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $42,764. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $998 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Nebraska Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Nebraska5.5%7.5%

Nebraska Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Nebraska2.46%6.84%
When you are determining the total cost of living in La Vista, NE you will want to make sure you consider both the Nebraska sales tax and the Nebraska income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Nebraska is 5.5%, with the highest surtax being 7.5%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Nebraska have a range from 2.46% to 6.84%.

Goods & Services

ItemLa VistaNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.83$14.598.5%
Beauty Salon $28.50$34.6817.8%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.90$1.0211.9%
Movie $9.79$9.870.8%
Bowling $3.61$4.3917.8%

Groceries

ItemLa VistaNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.53$4.481.2%
Fried Chicken $1.47$1.460.4%
Milk $2.33$2.361.1%
Potatoes $2.80$3.068.5%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $7.90$8.638.5%

Health Care

ItemLa VistaNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $102.40$99.782.6%
Doctor $136.00$105.0329.5%
Dentist $73.25$88.7017.4%
Ibuprofen $9.30$9.411.2%
Lipitor $306.52$298.502.7%

Housing

ItemLa VistaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $139,800.00$175,700.0020.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $887.51$1,081.0317.9%
Apartment Rent $868.00$920.005.7%

Transportation

ItemLa VistaNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.92$2.098.0%
Tire Balancing $47.97$45.295.9%

Utilities

ItemLa VistaNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$157.32$170.807.9%
Phone $24.99$28.2611.6%
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.
Boys Town, NE91495-5%
Richfield, NE16695-5%
La Platte, NE9268-32%
King Lake, NE9678-22%
South Bend, NE8883-17%
La Vista, NE17,12592-8%

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La Vista, NE17,12592-8%
Source: The La Vista, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.