Boulder City 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.
IndexBoulder CityNevadaNational
Cost of living index103103100
IndexBoulder CityNevadaNational
Goods & Services index94104100
Groceries index9598100
Health care index100105100
Housing index114104100
Transportation index111112100
Utilities index10092100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Boulder City, NV is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Boulder City, NV enjoy a cost of living index of 103. This index is equal to the Nevada average, and 3% 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 Boulder City, NV, the average cost of goods and services is 9% lower than it is in Nevada, and it is 6% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Boulder City is equal to the Nevada average.
  • The cost of living in Boulder City is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Boulder City is 14% higher 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)
      The affordability of the housing market in Boulder City, NV as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Boulder City, NV homeowners, the median income is $62,656. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,462 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $46,007. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,073 used for their rent related monthly costs.

      Nevada Sales Tax

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      Nevada Income Tax

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      For those who live in Boulder City, NV and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the Nevada income tax rate and the Nevada sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In Nevada, the sales tax is 6.85%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8.25%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in Nevada, the income tax rate ranges between 0% to 0%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $15.02$17.4914.1%
      Beauty Salon $45.64$38.1719.6%
      Toothpaste $2.58$2.3211.2%
      Shampoo $0.85$1.0116.0%
      Movie $12.15$10.7213.3%
      Bowling $16.83$13.8621.4%


      ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.47$3.9011.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.21$1.4013.3%
      Milk $2.51$1.9627.9%
      Potatoes $2.25$3.1829.3%
      Pizza $10.52$10.391.2%
      Beer $8.38$9.239.2%

      Health Care

      ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $114.99$106.348.1%
      Doctor $112.38$115.252.5%
      Dentist $102.20$98.383.9%
      Ibuprofen $9.30$9.260.4%
      Lipitor $436.57$466.476.4%


      ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $223,200.00$184,700.0020.8%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,591.38$1,273.3225.0%
      Apartment Rent $938.00$949.001.2%


      ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $3.07$2.5918.5%
      Tire Balancing $49.57$48.901.4%


      ItemBoulder CityNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$173.66$167.603.6%
      Phone $173.02$163.425.9%
      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.
      Whitney, NV41,12492-8%
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      Source: The Boulder City, NV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.