Moapa Valley 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.
IndexMoapa ValleyNevadaNational
Cost of living index107105100
IndexMoapa ValleyNevadaNational
Goods & Services index108110100
Groceries index113111100
Health care index106103100
Housing index10799100
Transportation index116111100
Utilities index9294100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Moapa Valley, NV cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Moapa Valley, NV is 107, which is 2% higher than the Nevada average and 7% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Moapa Valley, NV are 2% lower than the Nevada average and 8% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Moapa Valley is 2% higher than the Nevada average.
  • The cost of living in Moapa Valley is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Moapa Valley is 7% 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)
Owners$65,389$5,449$1,526$1,962
Renters$48,179$4,015$1,124$1,446
How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in Moapa Valley, NV, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In Moapa Valley, NV homeowners have a median income of $65,389. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,526 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $48,179, which means there is a maximum of $1,124 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Nevada Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Nevada6.85%8.1%

Nevada Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Nevada0%0%
For those who live in Moapa Valley, 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

ItemMoapa ValleyNational 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

ItemMoapa ValleyNational 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

ItemMoapa ValleyNational 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

ItemMoapa ValleyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $196,100.00$175,700.0011.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,210.98$1,081.0312.0%
Apartment Rent $886.00$920.003.7%

Transportation

ItemMoapa ValleyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.38$2.0913.8%
Tire Balancing $55.00$45.2921.5%

Utilities

ItemMoapa ValleyNational 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.
Moapa Town, NV1,0871011%
Moapa Valley, NV6,7721077%

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East Glenville, NY6,77211010%
Jackson, WI6,773100-0%
Desert Palms, CA6,77613737%
Huron, CA6,77795-5%
Maple Glen, PA6,76714545%
Moapa Valley, NV6,7721077%
Source: The Moapa Valley, NV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.