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Overall 4%
Goods & Services 3%
Housing 21%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexWhitneyNevadaNational
Cost of living96105100
Goods & Services103104100
Groceries104108100
Health care95104100
Housing79104100
Transportation108118100
Utilities9992100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Whitney is 9% lower than the Nevada average
  • The cost of living in Whitney is 4% lower than the national average
  • Whitney housing 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

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$56,513$4,709$1,319$1,696
      Renters$40,549$3,379$946$1,217
      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 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

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Nevada6.85%8.25%

      Nevada Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.13$18.628.0%
      Beauty Salon $46.67$39.0519.5%
      Toothpaste $2.66$2.3413.8%
      Shampoo $0.93$1.0611.7%
      Movie $12.06$10.6812.9%
      Bowling $18.25$14.6724.4%

      Groceries

      ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.49$4.226.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.35$1.392.4%
      Milk $2.46$2.0520.2%
      Potatoes $2.96$3.299.9%
      Pizza $10.82$10.621.9%
      Beer $9.25$9.381.4%

      Health Care

      ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $105.92$108.572.4%
      Doctor $106.13$116.178.6%
      Dentist $96.98$99.132.2%
      Ibuprofen $8.79$9.689.2%
      Lipitor $448.62$466.923.9%

      Housing

      ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $125,000.00$184,700.0032.3%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,370.47$1,197.4214.5%
      Apartment Rent $1,003.00$949.005.7%

      Transportation

      ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.36$2.226.2%
      Tire Balancing $54.94$50.079.7%

      Utilities

      ItemWhitneyNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$170.51$167.671.7%
      Phone $175.30$175.640.2%
      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, NV3,25291-9%
      Sunrise Manor, NV192,87394-6%
      Winchester, NV27,98694-6%
      Paradise, NV229,6661000%
      North Las Vegas, NV230,4361011%
      Whitney, NV41,12496-4%

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      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Manassas, VA41,14912424%
      Prescott, AZ41,09011313%
      Prescott Valley, AZ41,0701011%
      Edmonds, WA41,02014848%
      Peachtree Corners, GA41,26811313%
      Whitney, NV41,12496-4%
      Source: The Whitney, NV cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.