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Cost of Living in Las Vegas

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 79.02
Rent Index: 31.33
Groceries Index: 73.21
Restaurants Index: 82.27
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 56.58
Local Purchasing Power: 120.24
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 45.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 6.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.75 $ 3.00-6.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 4.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 $ 3.95-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.86 $ 1.50-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.44 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.33 $ 2.69-4.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.42 $ 1.52-3.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.43 $ 0.80-2.00
Eggs (12) 2.60 $ 2.00-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.38 $ 3.75-7.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.94 $ 1.95-5.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.70 $ 4.00-5.00
Apples (1 lb) 1.83 $ 1.40-2.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.59-2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 1.67 $ 1.20-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.68 $ 0.99-2.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 $ 0.66-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.46 $ 0.69-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 $ 1.25-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.94 $ 1.75-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 8.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.68 $ 2.00-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.19 $ 2.50-4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 8.75 $ 6.00-12.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $ 2.00-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $ 35.00-65.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.45 $ 3.00-4.30
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 2.50-6.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.45 $ 25.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.61 $ 2.31-3.05
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 17,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,771.43 $ 18,400.00-23,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 174.81 $ 100.00-238.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.40 $ 0.10-1.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 51.67 $ 40.00-66.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24.86 $ 19.00-35.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.00 $ 10.00-22.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.47 $ 8.95-14.95
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.64 $ 35.00-49.99
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.70 $ 25.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.66 $ 55.00-93.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.15 $ 60.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 880.24 $ 700.00-1,200.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 745.24 $ 600.00-864.60
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,501.47 $ 1,200.00-2,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,151.32 $ 1,000.00-1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 154.41 $ 120.00-214.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 100.42 $ 85.45-150.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,539.65 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.27 3.50-5.50

Prices in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Last update: August, 2016
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Cost of living in Las Vegas is 20.98% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 871.98$ and for four person family at 3,091.74$ (without rent).
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26 Comments so far

#Aleana on Jul 17, 2016 :
Hello all, ive lived vegas all my life, ive never really been anywhere else. So i consider myself an expert on this town. Ive been reading some of these post and kinda dont care for the negative results. Im 31 yrs old and i have 2 kids. This town is a one of a kind town for sure. You can be sure to experience things here that you would never get to anywhere else. This town is amazing, and there is absolutely a million possibilities to do anything you can imagine. All i must say is that if you move here just be willing and optomistic to do and see everything!
#Chawla on May 09, 2016 :
I am moving in Vegas for nearly six months, planing to manage with USD 20000.
#Sue on Apr 01, 2016 :
I am a 63 year old, young at heart women. Very active. What's the prospect of getting work in childcare/nanny.
#Lady Tea on Feb 11, 2016 :
I'm a single female, a youthful 50 yr. young Barber, school bus driver who has a cdl license looking to relocate to Vegas frm detroit who also njoys stepping and the club/nite life. Would that b a wise, economical move?
##John on Sep 27, 2015 :
What's goin' on ppl? Long story short,lived in Boston all my alive, recently moved to Athens,Greece a while ago. Before all the problems, but now it's unbearable here and am begging and wondering is it possible to get help, rent, whatever, while I get a job, was thinking with hotels, casinos, restaurants, clubs, anything, absolutely, could I find some help, or so until, I could work, my ass off to pay for the hospitality, at maybe a hotel, and until I got a place of my own, got on track, continue my training, cuz boxing is my life, was my career in Boston, anyways, get back, and just get out of this shithole country! There are lots of days me and my ma don't even have enough for a loaf of bread to eat, and there are absolutely NO JOBS here! Swear on my life! And things are bad for the whole country one email is not enough to explain. Is there anyone that could please ,please help, I would b extremely grateful, and be willing to do, pay whatever, as long as I could continue with my dream, while I work. Y'all won't b sorry, I promise. People here ABSOLUTELY S U C K!!!!!!! no help from even ur own family, like I said one email not enough to explain, umm, just wanna know is there work there like I think there is, and could I find some help, please! Blessings to all and greatly appreciate it, even if someone could help me out with a thought, comment, or idea. Y'all can do a background check on me in any way shape or form, and I'll send as many pics as anyone would want to see me if someone doesn't believe me. It would just be me coming there to wherever, I don't know maybe a hotel, and live in a room while I work it off and found a spot of my own, and trained, ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING. BLESS Y'ALL AND THANK ANYONE WHO EVEN TOOK THE TIME OUT TO READ THIS POST. AGAIN, MAY Y'ALL BE BLESSED.
#Mark Waggoner on Sep 01, 2015 :
Can a senior husband & wife live on Social Security Disability in Las Vegas if they live in public housing?

I see that HUD has eight 2 bedroom units and two 1 bedroom units in Las Vegas.

There's a remote possibility that we might relocate from Hampton Roads, Virginia.
#Ursula on Aug 01, 2015 :
Hi, wondering what was the average wage for RN's and are there lots of job opportunities ?
#nicole on Jul 07, 2015 :
I love Vegas! I'm originally from New York but live in Dallas which i hate. I will be relocating to Vegas next June. When people think of Vegas all they think about is the strip, but there are some beautiful affordable places like Henderson and Summerlin. Every time i go to Vegas i venture out and explore Nevada. You and your family can live away from the strip but still be close enough when you want to have some fun on the strip.If you have children go to greatschools.org and look up the schools with the best ratings and go check out the area. I think people who grew up in big fast pace cities would love Vegas. It's like hanging out in Manhattan but you live in Queens. You don't have to live in the city
#Kevin on Jul 07, 2015 :
If gas is $2.70 a gallon, i'd like to know where. This city hasn't see gas prices under $3.00 since early 2007. Right now the average is about $3.20-$3.30 a gallon, please update this.
##kandy on Jun 23, 2015 :
First off I live here in Vegas I work at a loan place where I can see all different diversities of people. People in Vegas don't have manners and don't take appreciation for their things. There are other things about Vegas like the strip is a whole other world people who live in Vegas don't really go to the strip. Jobs are all over but it depends on what you are looking for that would determine if it is easy to get one or not. It doesn't matter if you have experiences you have to have licenses and certificates for work. Also everyone no matter what culture or nationality or anything lives here so what's nice is not much judging which is good. Car insurance is an out rage high. Expect your insurance to triple when you move here. It's because people are horrible drivers. Rent I feel is all over the place find a budget you can pay and you will find it! Most the time there isn't like brackets. It is the cheapest city to live in and be around everything. I will be having a child soon and hear that the schools are horrible and to take them to private schools so we will see how that goes. But if you want something different and new try it out. It's not horrible people don't know Vegas take it from a local who will tell you straight up how it is. Don't listen to people who think they know Vegas! You won't be able to under stand Vegas until you truly give it a try.
#Alicia Padilla on Dec 26, 2014 :
Are there Lot of jobs in apartment property management? ? Whats the typical pay range for that? Is it hard to get a nevada real estate lic?
#Bob on Dec 03, 2014 :
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#rene martinez on Nov 18, 2014 :
I want to move from Tucson to Las Vegas how is work is it easy to find work? because its hard to find work in Tucson. I have experience in paint and body. My wife has experience in HR in a fast pace hospital.
#JR on Oct 19, 2014 :
Lived in Vegas for eight years. I hated it... but I think the mountains are lovely. There are some *decent* people there. People actually are good drivers (aside from the drunks at night, but this is expected with the Strip).

There's really no reason to make a "life" there with the cancer of gambling around every corner.

I always compared it to Phoenix, and said Phoenix was better, but I now find Phoenix is more aggressive, and full of more assholes, and actually dirtier and more run down. As weird as Vegas is, people are -- by and large -- pretty nice. The trouble is, you're just not going to find an educated crowd there. Despite that, they still try to have cultural events there, they make an effort, maybe more even than Phoenix.
#madaras on Aug 12, 2014 :
I have never been there before but my dream is to move out to Nevada one day just me and my un born son.
#VegasImport on Jun 17, 2014 :
What is really missing is the car insurance and other insurances paid monthly: health, life, auto and residence. Please update the website to account for that. Also let's account for the wide variety of areas in Vegas which cause rents to vary by several hundreds of dollars. People do in fact pay a premium to live west of the strip in gated areas where the rents are usually 25% higher than in North and East LV.
#russell on Apr 05, 2014 :
I'm looking to rent a home in Henderson/Vegas around the 9 op to 1200 market range. Anything but north LV.how much would you recommend saving to move from reno nv. My wife and I were think 6k. I've been doing research but not getting a consistent ballpark range
#james on Mar 19, 2014 :
hahahaha.....i live almost right on the strip, live in min wage part time plus tips. i get by, can't afford a car but really don't need one. i make less than half of that 43k, maybe a third of that and i don't get assistance. i supplement my income thru patience, discipline, and sound strategy. extracting $ from casinosis noteasy
##hailey on Mar 12, 2014 :
H&M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
#Jason Hornbeam on Jan 08, 2014 :
It's cheap. Move here.
#Fabio on Dec 03, 2013 :
IT'S BEEN FOREVER MAN. UGH I WANT SOME ICE CREAM SOOOO BADLY.
#reiley tyler on Oct 25, 2013 :
i want to move to rio but you will have to pay quarter to 1 million dallors a year so i picked lasvagas tolivein
#Beau on May 01, 2013 :
Hello, my wife and I are planning on relocating to Las Vegas from Washington state and have seen a lot of large homes within the 90,000-130,000$ range. How is the housing market there?
#Roy on Jan 12, 2013 :
If you are not going to gamble or use "adult entertaiment" tha 43000 usd is more than enough!
#Anonymous on Nov 25, 2012 :
Yes you can easily get by on 43k a year here
#Mathew on Oct 08, 2012 :
thanks for this really helpful i live in australia at the moment but im looking to move to las vegas as security survaliance operative.just wondering i dont know if its alot over there but is 43000 a year decent wage over there?