Carson City, NV Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-02-06
Carson City's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
21 out of 33
In Nevada
3,704 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Carson City is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Carson City, NV?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Carson City has an overall cost of living index of 105 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Nevada, Carson City has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Nevada's index of 103.

The standard of living in Carson City ranks as #3,705 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Nevada. By definition, that implies Carson City ranks as the #2,702 most expensive place in the Silver State.

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Carson City Cost Of Living Vs. Nevada

Living Expense Carson City Nevada National Average
Overall 105 103 100
Services 113 104 100
Groceries 100 98 100
Health 110 105 100
Housing 102 104 100
Transportation 113 112 100
Utilities 85 92 100
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Carson City Cost of Living Vs. NV

Carson City, NV Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Nevada, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Carson City Nevada United States
Median Home Value $273,800 $267,900 $217,500
Median Rent $940 $1,107 $1,062
Median Income $55,718 $60,365 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.9x 4.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.22x 0.2x

Detailed Carson City Services Costs Vs. Nevada

Item Carson City Nevada
Shampoo $1.02 $1.01
Movie $10.33 $10.72
Bowling $4.57 $13.86

Detailed Carson City Groceries Costs Vs. Nevada

Item Carson City Nevada
Ground Beef $3.52 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.55 $1.4
Milk $2.16 $1.96

Detailed Carson City Health Costs Vs. Nevada

Item Carson City Nevada
Haircut $17.55 $17.49
Beauty Salon $46.47 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.68 $2.32

Detailed Carson City Transportation Costs Vs. Nevada

Item Carson City Nevada
Potatoes $1.99 $3.18
Pizza $13.32 $10.39
Beer $8.19 $9.23
Optometrist $108.47 $106.34
Doctor $138.14 $115.25
Dentist $99.33 $98.38

Detailed Carson City Utilities Costs Vs. Nevada

Item Carson City Nevada
Gasoline $2.73 $2.59
Tire Balancing $44.33 $48.9
All Electricity $113.26 $167.6
Phone $30.01 $163.42

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