West Wendover 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.
IndexWest WendoverNevadaNational
Cost of living index86103100
IndexWest WendoverNevadaNational
Goods & Services index95106100
Groceries index95103100
Health care index92105100
Housing index6699100
Transportation index109116100
Utilities index7991100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the West Wendover, NV cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Nevada and cities across the country, the cost of living index in West Wendover, NV is 86, which is 17% lower than the Nevada average and 14% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in West Wendover, NV are 11% lower than the average for Nevada and 6% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in West Wendover is 17% lower than the Nevada average.
  • The cost of living in West Wendover is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in West Wendover is 34% 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$50,458$4,205$1,177$1,514
Renters$35,898$2,992$838$1,077
If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in West Wendover, NV, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In West Wendover, NV, the median monthly income is $50,458 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,177 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $35,898, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $838 on monthly rental expenses.

Nevada Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Nevada6.85%8.1%

Nevada Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Nevada0%0%
When assessing the complete cost of living in West Wendover, NV, the Nevada income tax and the Nevada sales tax percentages should unquestionably be taken into consideration. Sales taxes aren't just levies imposed onto sold goods, but they also include taxes that are charged when services are provided for a fee. The rates are different from state to state and can run has high as 7 percent. Some states have no sales tax at all. The Nevada maximum surtax is 8.1%, and the Nevada sales tax is 6.85%. By contrast, income tax is an unfortunate obligation that is charged by the government against earnings. Just like sales taxes, the rates for income taxes differ from state to state. They also decrease or increase according to the individual's tax bracket. Tax rates can run as high as 9 percent, with a minimum of zero. Income tax rates range from 0% to 0% in Nevada.

Goods & Services

ItemWest WendoverNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.03$15.5615.8%
Beauty Salon $32.72$36.119.4%
Toothpaste $1.89$2.4723.6%
Shampoo $0.86$0.9611.2%
Movie $9.44$10.136.8%
Bowling $3.62$4.7423.6%

Groceries

ItemWest WendoverNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.72$3.986.6%
Fried Chicken $1.22$1.4113.6%
Milk $1.47$2.0628.8%
Potatoes $3.31$2.9810.8%
Pizza $8.94$9.475.7%
Beer $7.85$8.7910.7%

Health Care

ItemWest WendoverNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $94.77$101.046.2%
Doctor $99.97$107.447.0%
Dentist $73.71$90.4218.5%
Ibuprofen $9.74$9.285.0%
Lipitor $432.10$426.501.3%

Housing

ItemWest WendoverNational avg.Difference
Home Price $110,700.00$175,700.0037.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,037.59$1,133.238.4%
Apartment Rent $671.00$920.0027.1%

Transportation

ItemWest WendoverNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.11$1.995.9%
Tire Balancing $53.69$45.7617.3%

Utilities

ItemWest WendoverNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.23$163.8115.0%
Phone $19.99$28.3929.6%
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.
Wendover, UT1,25977-23%
West Wendover, NV4,44886-14%

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Dawson, GA4,44783-17%
Mauston, WI4,44692-8%
Millinocket, ME4,45189-11%
Centreville, MD4,45112424%
Coldwater, OH4,45288-12%
West Wendover, NV4,44886-14%
Source: The West Wendover, NV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.