Paradise 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.
IndexParadiseNevadaNational
Cost of living index102105100
IndexParadiseNevadaNational
Goods & Services index108110100
Groceries index113111100
Health care index106103100
Housing index8999100
Transportation index116111100
Utilities index9294100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Paradise, NV is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Paradise, NV enjoy a cost of living index of 102. This index is 3% lower than the Nevada average, and 2% 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 Paradise, NV, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in Nevada, and it is 8% higher than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Paradise is 3% lower than the Nevada average.
  • The cost of living in Paradise is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Paradise is 11% lower 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$64,835$5,403$1,513$1,945
Renters$35,078$2,923$818$1,052
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Paradise, NV by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Paradise, NV have a median income of $64,835. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,513 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $35,078, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $818.

Nevada Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Nevada6.85%8.1%

Nevada Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Nevada0%0%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Paradise, NV you will want to make sure you consider both the Nevada sales tax and the Nevada 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 Nevada is 6.85%, with the highest surtax being 8.1%. 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 Nevada have a range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemParadiseNational 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

ItemParadiseNational 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

ItemParadiseNational 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

ItemParadiseNational avg.Difference
Home Price $151,900.00$175,700.0013.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,210.98$1,081.0312.0%
Apartment Rent $878.00$920.004.6%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemParadiseNational 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.
Nellis AFB, NV3,62095-5%
Sunrise Manor, NV187,64795-5%
Winchester, NV28,11197-3%
Whitney, NV39,45898-2%
North Las Vegas, NV223,3361033%
Paradise, NV223,1821022%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Gilbert, AZ223,1311066%
North Las Vegas, NV223,3361033%
Scottsdale, AZ223,51912222%
Fremont, CA221,65417272%
Irving, TX224,8591000%
Paradise, NV223,1821022%
Source: The Paradise, NV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.