Omaha 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.
IndexOmahaNebraskaNational
Cost of living index9089100
IndexOmahaNebraskaNational
Goods & Services index9595100
Groceries index95100100
Health care index102101100
Housing index7772100
Transportation index9698100
Utilities index9191100

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  • The cost of living in Omaha is 1% higher than the Nebraska average.
  • The cost of living in Omaha is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Omaha is 23% 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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Compare Omaha, NE Cost of living To Other Cities

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%

Goods & Services

ItemOmahaNational 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

ItemOmahaNational 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

ItemOmahaNational 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

ItemOmahaNational avg.Difference
Home Price $132,900.00$181,400.0026.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $887.51$1,081.0317.9%
Apartment Rent $757.00$889.0014.8%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemOmahaNational 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.
La Platte, NE5568-32%
Boys Town, NE88178-22%
Springfield, NE1,39085-15%
Weston, IA17285-15%
Richfield, NE9387-13%
Omaha, NE412,68990-10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Colorado Springs, CO417,53499-1%
Raleigh, NC405,0071033%
Miami, FL401,92711111%
Atlanta, GA425,9311077%
Cleveland, OH397,97289-11%
Omaha, NE412,68990-10%
Source: The Omaha, NE cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.