Cost of Living in Omaha

Summary about cost of living in Omaha, NE, United States:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $ 10.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $ 50.00-150.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.72 $ 7.00-11.69
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.00 $ 3.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 6.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.93 $ 3.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.36 $ 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.80 $ 1.50-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.98 $ 1.50-6.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.41 $ 1.50-5.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.30 $ 1.00-4.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.49 $ 2.99-3.99
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.66 $ 2.20-12.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.83 $ 2.99-7.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.07 $ 3.99-8.99
Apples (1 lb) 2.10 $ 0.79-3.45
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 $ 0.49-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.62 $ 1.02-6.99
Tomato (1 lb) 1.90 $ 0.99-2.50
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 $ 0.50-1.49
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 $ 0.89-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.39 $ 0.99-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.62 $ 1.00-2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 9.00-17.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.64 $ 1.21-5.71
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.77 $ 1.75-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.17 $ 6.50-8.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.25 $ 0.00-1.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 54.25 $ 0.00-222.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 3.50-6.79
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.65 $ 2.31-5.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $ 35.00-35.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.40 $ 3.89-4.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 25,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,416.67 $ 22,500.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 204.53 $ 104.56-338.86
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 $ 0.08-0.09
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.46 $ 60.00-109.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.93 $ 20.00-75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 51.11 $ 43.33-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 9.00-15.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,068.00 $ 500.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,700.00 $ 5,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 57.86 $ 30.00-75.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.29 $ 30.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.67 $ 65.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.38 $ 75.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 836.67 $ 710.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 783.57 $ 675.00-850.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,650.00 $ 1,300.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,516.67 $ 1,000.00-1,850.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 163.00 $ 163.00-163.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 151.37 $ 100.00-163.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,545.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.43 4.20-5.43

Prices in Omaha, Nebraska

This city had 362 entries in the past 12 months by 60 different contributors.
Last update: June 2022
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2 Comments so far
GirlInOmaha on Jan 05, 2022:
Agreed with JR - i moved here 3 yrs ago for work. If you have kids it is a good town for family life. However, the constant money grab is insane here. My car plates and reg and DL for first year on a 2012 chevy malibu were (sit down for this) $870.00. O m g. That was 3 yrs ago. Fast fwd to last month. Bf just purchased a used 2012 chevy malibu. He paid $850 for plates, reg and DL. The year then was 2021 and theyre charging that ungodly amount. Most of it was taxes on the car as they do not add them into the purchase agreement here. If you buy car in state, you gotta fork over to the DMV. I traded in my car last month and bought car from Carvana (all online, operates out of Georgia and rolls taxes into sales contract). I paid $212 for plates and reg on the newer car.

Never have i seen housing so expensive, and i came here via Florida (lived there 2.5 yrs). Plus homes for sale under 180k are basically either in the hood or damaged so badly it isnt worth buying. Homes here sell in less than three days on market.

Food at wal mart is picked over and meat is outrageously expensive. I thought when i moved to “the Heartland of America”, things would be more affordable and easy to get. That is absolutely not the case here. From the little things in life like having to have a license for your cat that does not leave the house is a mandatory thing, to the big items like housing and car expenses, I have never seen anything like this.

That being said, The people here are pretty nice and the traffic is minimal. If you could live with not a lot of amenities such as big chain stores that you’re used to, you might do OK here. This is the only place On gods green earth that I know of that does not have a waffle house. Closest one is three hours away. Do your research before coming here. It’s not a bad place to live but it is a very harsh state regarding weather and living expenses.
Jinny OFallon on Jul 04, 2018:
Please, please, please help me. Please. I'm begging you, please. I really need to get this done. I'm unemployed temporarily. I've been laid off and this is just terrible timing for me. Rents due, I've no food in my house, I'm panicking! Please, will you please help me with this or at least figure it out?