Las Vegas 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.
IndexLas VegasNevadaNational
Cost of living index107107100
IndexLas VegasNevadaNational
Goods & Services index108110100
Groceries index113111100
Health care index106103100
Housing index105107100
Transportation index116111100
Utilities index9294100

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  • The cost of living in Las Vegas is 1% lower than the Nevada average.
  • The cost of living in Las Vegas is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Las Vegas is 5% 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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Compare Las Vegas, NV Cost of living To Other Cities

Nevada Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Nevada6.85%8.1%

Nevada Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Nevada0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemLas VegasNational avg.Difference
Haircut $21.50$14.5947.3%
Beauty Salon $47.88$34.6838.1%
Toothpaste $3.12$2.4726.2%
Shampoo $1.05$1.022.7%
Movie $11.13$9.8712.8%
Bowling $3.53$4.3919.6%

Groceries

ItemLas VegasNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.96$4.4811.5%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $2.18$2.367.5%
Potatoes $2.79$3.068.9%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.49$8.639.9%

Health Care

ItemLas VegasNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $99.38$99.780.4%
Doctor $122.14$105.0316.3%
Dentist $93.57$88.705.5%
Ibuprofen $12.16$9.4129.2%
Lipitor $260.34$298.5012.8%

Housing

ItemLas VegasNational avg.Difference
Home Price $184,900.00$181,400.001.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,210.98$1,081.0312.0%
Apartment Rent $1,009.00$889.0013.5%

Transportation

ItemLas VegasNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.38$2.0913.8%
Tire Balancing $55.00$45.2921.5%

Utilities

ItemLas VegasNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$187.53$170.809.8%
Phone $18.80$28.2633.5%
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.
Fort McDermitt, NV41384-16%
Sunrise Manor, NV190,93198-2%
Winchester, NV27,26099-1%
Whitney, NV37,977100-0%
Paradise, NV220,2021044%
Las Vegas, NV587,6991077%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Portland, OR585,88812222%
Oklahoma City, OK581,09486-14%
Milwaukee, WI594,32893-7%
Louisville, KY597,23192-8%
Denver, CO604,3561077%
Las Vegas, NV587,6991077%
Source: The Las Vegas, NV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.