South Central 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.
IndexSouth CentralRenoNevada
Cost of living index105110103
IndexSouth CentralRenoNevada
Goods & Services index113113106
Groceries index100100101
Health care index110110107
Housing index101117104
Transportation index113113110
Utilities index858585

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  • The cost of living in South Central is 2% higher than the Reno average.
  • The cost of living in South Central is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in South Central is 1% 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)
Household$52,929$4,411$1,235$1,588

Nevada Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Nevada6.85%8.15%

Nevada Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Nevada0%0%

Goods & Services

ItemRenoNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.55$16.099.1%
Beauty Salon $46.47$37.3324.5%
Toothpaste $3.68$2.4550.5%
Shampoo $1.02$1.001.9%
Movie $10.33$10.280.5%
Bowling $4.57$4.937.3%

Groceries

ItemRenoNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.52$3.807.5%
Fried Chicken $1.55$1.4011.0%
Milk $2.16$2.017.8%
Potatoes $1.99$3.0133.9%
Pizza $13.32$9.8934.8%
Beer $8.19$8.908.0%

Health Care

ItemRenoNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $108.47$102.166.2%
Doctor $138.14$108.3627.5%
Dentist $99.33$92.537.4%
Ibuprofen $10.44$9.2812.5%
Lipitor $385.41$425.829.5%

Housing

ItemRenoNational avg.Difference
Home Price $235,800.00$184,700.0027.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,275.94$1,202.446.1%
Apartment Rent $872.00$949.008.1%

Transportation

ItemRenoNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.73$2.2421.5%
Tire Balancing $44.33$46.294.2%

Utilities

ItemRenoNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$113.26$165.9631.8%
Phone $30.01$28.684.6%
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.
Sun Valley, NV20,38597-3%
Lemmon Valley, NV5,0571011%
Floriston, CA301055%
Cold Springs, NV8,8451055%
Sparks, NV94,7181077%
Reno, NV237,12111010%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Winston-Salem, NC238,47495-5%
Hialeah, FL235,6261011%
Garland, TX234,81094-6%
Scottsdale, AZ234,49512424%
Glendale, AZ239,94393-7%
Reno, NV237,12111010%
Source: The South Central, Reno, NV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.