Whitney 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.
Cost of living index93103100
Goods & Services index100106100
Groceries index102101100
Health care index103107100
Housing index79104100
Transportation index107110100
Utilities index8685100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Whitney, NV is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Whitney, NV enjoy a cost of living index of 93. This index is 10% lower than the Nevada average, and 7% lower 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 Whitney, NV, the average cost of goods and services is 6% lower than it is in Nevada, and it is equal to the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Whitney is 10% lower than the Nevada average.
  • The cost of living in Whitney is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Whitney is 21% 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

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The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Whitney, NV as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Whitney, NV homeowners, is $56,513. This would allow for a maximum of $1,319 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $40,549 which would result in a maximum of $946 to be spent on rental costs.

Nevada Sales Tax

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Nevada Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Whitney, NV, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Nevada, as well as the rate for income tax in Nevada. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Nevada is 8.15%, and the sales tax in the state of Nevada is 6.85%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Nevada starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.73$16.0910.2%
Beauty Salon $47.47$37.3327.1%
Toothpaste $2.19$2.4510.5%
Shampoo $0.88$1.0012.0%
Movie $11.85$10.2815.2%
Bowling $4.38$4.9311.1%


ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.60$3.805.3%
Fried Chicken $1.51$1.408.1%
Milk $1.92$2.014.4%
Potatoes $2.35$3.0122.1%
Pizza $9.99$9.891.1%
Beer $8.78$8.901.3%

Health Care

ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $114.08$102.1611.7%
Doctor $108.13$108.360.2%
Dentist $98.00$92.535.9%
Ibuprofen $9.83$9.285.9%
Lipitor $424.38$425.820.3%


ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $125,000.00$184,700.0032.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,391.70$1,202.4415.7%
Apartment Rent $1,003.00$949.005.7%


ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.48$2.2410.5%
Tire Balancing $46.87$46.291.2%


ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.99$165.964.2%
Phone $21.66$28.6824.5%
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, NV3,25288-12%
Sunrise Manor, NV192,87391-9%
Winchester, NV27,98692-8%
Paradise, NV229,66697-3%
North Las Vegas, NV230,43699-1%
Whitney, NV41,12493-7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Manassas, VA41,14912323%
Prescott, AZ41,0901066%
Prescott Valley, AZ41,07095-5%
Edmonds, WA41,02015050%
Peachtree Corners, GA41,26811313%
Whitney, NV41,12493-7%
Source: The Whitney, NV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.