Searchlight 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.
IndexSearchlightNevadaNational
Cost of living index88105100
IndexSearchlightNevadaNational
Goods & Services index99110100
Groceries index94111100
Health care index100103100
Housing index7699100
Transportation index93111100
Utilities index7694100

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  • The cost of living in Searchlight is 16% lower than the Nevada average.
  • The cost of living in Searchlight is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Searchlight is 24% 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$17,109$1,426$399$513
Renters$26,176$2,181$611$785

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

ItemSearchlightNational avg.Difference
Haircut $10.00$14.5931.5%
Beauty Salon $22.67$34.6834.6%
Toothpaste $1.98$2.4719.9%
Shampoo $0.98$1.024.1%
Movie $9.63$9.872.4%
Bowling $4.75$4.398.2%

Groceries

ItemSearchlightNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.90$4.4812.9%
Fried Chicken $1.28$1.4612.6%
Milk $1.78$2.3624.5%
Potatoes $2.55$3.0616.7%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.49$8.631.7%

Health Care

ItemSearchlightNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $107.00$99.787.2%
Doctor $102.90$105.032.0%
Dentist $99.00$88.7011.6%
Ibuprofen $8.58$9.418.8%
Lipitor $255.05$298.5014.6%

Housing

ItemSearchlightNational avg.Difference
Home Price $134,900.00$175,700.0023.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,020.24$1,081.035.6%
Apartment Rent $668.00$920.0027.4%

Transportation

ItemSearchlightNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.02$2.093.5%
Tire Balancing $37.33$45.2917.6%

Utilities

ItemSearchlightNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$137.06$170.8019.8%
Phone $19.99$28.2629.3%
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.
Cal-Nev-Ari, NV12577-23%
Searchlight, NV43188-12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Wilcox, NE43182-18%
Bolivar, PA43186-14%
Green Lane, PA43111515%
Kennedy, AL43175-25%
Sublette, IL43188-12%
Searchlight, NV43188-12%
Source: The Searchlight, NV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.