Cost of Living in Las Vegas

Summary about cost of living in Las Vegas:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 12.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $ 40.00-65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 $ 7.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 4.00-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 4.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.85 $ 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.09 $ 0.90-1.79
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.03 $ 2.50-3.77
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.40 $ 1.19-3.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.00-2.29
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.24 $ 1.29-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.40 $ 3.00-5.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.84 $ 1.99-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.82 $ 4.00-6.25
Apples (1 lb) 1.68 $ 1.00-2.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $ 0.59-1.50
Oranges (1 lb) 1.57 $ 1.00-2.00
Tomato (1 lb) 1.83 $ 0.89-3.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.27 $ 0.49-2.00
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 $ 0.50-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.54 $ 0.99-2.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.59 $ 1.00-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $ 1.43-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.12 $ 2.50-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.99 $ 7.00-10.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $ 2.00-2.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $ 45.00-65.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $ 3.00-3.75
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.83 $ 2.60-4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 32.40 $ 30.00-36.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.11 $ 2.83-3.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $ 18,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,225.00 $ 17,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 149.85 $ 80.00-225.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 $ 0.10-0.33
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.86 $ 45.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 23.57 $ 12.00-35.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.45 $ 12.00-30.01
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 9.00-13.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 863.89 $ 450.00-1,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,188.89 $ 10,000.00-18,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.94 $ 30.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.29 $ 25.00-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 66.80 $ 50.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 84.94 $ 48.00-125.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 958.78 $ 750.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 856.36 $ 700.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,566.42 $ 1,200.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,348.65 $ 1,100.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 168.70 $ 120.00-230.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 138.56 $ 100.00-170.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,249.60 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.42 4.00-4.90

Prices in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Last update: April 2019
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19 Comments so far

#Donald Bakewell on Apr 13, 2019 :
I've been living in Vegas since 2008 and absolutely LOVE it here!

Vegas gives us no state income tax, world class entertainment/dining every day of the week, smooth roads, mountain views, palm trees everywhere you look, incredible hiking trails, hot springs, a ski resort, beautiful national and state parks in close proximity, a vast selection of fast food, restaurants open 24 hours (like Buffalo Wild Wings), awesome live music EVERY night of the week and you can buy beer 24 hours a day while enjoying the most incredible PEOPLE (from all over the world) WATCHING ever. We also have a kick ass airport with cheap(er) flights to a ton of destinations all over the world. You can have your feet in the ocean with a 4 hour drive, hit up Phoenix or San Diego in 5 hours or spend the day on the most amazing man made lake (Mead) exploring it's over 500 miles of shoreline.

We enjoy over 300 days of SUNSHINE every year! Yeah it gets hot 2.5 months out of the year but we also have elevation everywhere around us which means, you can take a quick drive up the mountains and enjoy an amazing 70 degree day in the middle of summer! Vegas is also a relatively newer town ranking number ONE in handicap accessibility. There's really no other city like it!

If you have any questions or want to learn more about what it's like living in Vegas, send me an email and we'll chat and in the meantime, VIVA LAS VEGAS!!
#LoLo on Feb 24, 2019 :
if you don't have a record and have never went to jail chances are you will when you move here. you get tickets for just about anything in las vegas. if you don't pay or stay on top of it you will go to jail for it. rent is climbing, crime is getting worse and you are always being asked "do you have some change" at any store you go to. you could be in a nice area at one moment and then the next your in a rough part of town within seconds. you need some tough skin to liuve here. people only care about themselves and the politicians only care about the STRIP......
#Jess Art on Dec 13, 2018 :
I have no family or friends, I'm rasing a 4year old daughter that I hardly see, because I don't get the amount needed at work to survive, I have to get a second job. All the prices went up and not the wages. The judges and laws are not functional for justice, and the cops are only good in writing traffic tickets. Unless you are a doctor or a lawyer then this town is for you, everyone else hussels for their family's and self on security, being a slave for work, and not envolve in to much family.
#jon thorne on Nov 15, 2018 :
My own experience:

Summer is really really hot, 3-4 months of staying indoors. No outdoor activities whatsoever and cooler months are too cold. If you are an outdoors person, skip Vegas.
There's dust all over and you have to clean almost everyday.
2018 House prices are going up like crazy. A friend bought a crappy $250K house which was sold for $90k in 2014.
Salary is almost below average and there are more renters than homeowners.

Vegas is not for everybody. If you love the desert, gambling and entertainment... then you have the money to waste else, you'll end up penniless.
#Snake Ladie on Aug 23, 2018 :
Help... I'm looking for some information about Nevada, I am currently CNA certified in my state and I work with the Developmentally Disable, Mentally and Physically Retarded, along with the Elderly population; Are there State facilities in Nevada where such people reside?
#Jenny on Aug 23, 2018 :
Looking to move from Wisconsin to Nevada. What is the weather like and how easy is it to find jobs and housing there??
#Guy on May 22, 2018 :
Looking at the crime rate posted here is very deceiving. Las Vegas is considered very safe and comfortable (lookup Henderson crime rate which should be the same). Most of the crime is mostly around the tourists areas centered around one long street.
Living in Las Vegas is very comfortable and affordable. I believe the average salary is slightly low but the cost of living is very reasonable.
#Xavier Gomes on Jan 20, 2017 :
After completing graduation in accounting and finance, would I be able to get a job with a descent wage for living over there? I am an Indian. So how long it will take to find a job?
#Toney on Oct 16, 2016 :
Vegas is amazing can afford and live comfortably making 18000 in a one bedroom that cost 750 a month and i drive alot and 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 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.