It’s true the cost of living in Las Vegas has gotten higher in the past few years. But how do we compare now to other major cities in the western part of the country?
The family and I just got back last week from visiting Southern California. As we were driving around, we saw that the gas prices were above $6.00 in most places. Which made me really understand that, in spite of the recent inflation, we’re still doing pretty well in Sin City when it comes to living expenses.
One major financial benefit to living in the Silver State comes around April for most of us. Nevada residents know and love the luxury of not having to pay state taxes. However, we do tend to make up for it in other places. Like outrageous electric bills in our triple digit summers.
Because the cost of living in most of California is so outrageously high, Las Vegas has seen a huge influx of our neighbors from the west moving into Nevada. Many California residents were able to sell their one house for the same price they could buy two here. In fact, two different houses in my neighborhood were purchased last year by someone from California who turned it into an AirBnb. Yes, those loud weekend partiers are quite annoying. Thanks for asking.
And now that the population is continuing to grow in Las Vegas, many long-term residents are looking to relocate to other cities.
But where can Las Vegas residents move to where they’re not paying more than we do here in Southern Nevada? Well, thanks to the help of a few statistics from Payscale.com, we’re going to break that down.
Here’s a list of other big cities in the western part of the United States, and how they compare to Las Vegas’s cost of living. We didn’t bother to list places a lot more rural than what we’re used to here. Because nobody likes their cheese moved that much.