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Old 01-20-2015, 06:12 PM
 
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Bring out your famous calculators next. You are absolutely clueless if you are telling op not to believe someone who has first hand experience of living in both states. Perhaps posting an image of your elite economics degree here will help.
I already provided links to the pertinent information.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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I directly quoted reliable sources staffed by economists and mathematicians. With all do respect what you feel does not really matter. The size of DFW versus Las Vegas is not germane in the least.
The facts I quoted in my post speak for itself to debunk your so called "tax burden". People can judge for themselves.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:22 PM
 
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The size has absolutely to do with it. The base sales tax in Texas is 6.25% and there is a sizable population that pays only that without any added city sales tax. Nevada has the base rate of 6.85% , Clark County (Las Vegas/Henderson is 70% of the state population with added city sales tax.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:23 PM
 
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As long as we are comparing numbers for "tax burden" here is the real comparison
State income tax. TX 0 NV 0
Sales tax. Frisco 8.25% Vegas 8.1%
Property tax. Frisco approx 2.5% Vegas approx 1%

COL
Utilities (power, water, gas) much higher here
Gas. Cheaper here
Food prices. Higher here
DFW. Network of toll roads. NV. No toll road in the entire state

Overall COL is higher in desired DFW suburbs than Las Vegas/Hendeson. Some cheaper burbs bring the average down. Three is no size comparison at all, population of DFW 7 million, population of the entire state of NV , roughly 2.5 million.
Taxes:

Annual State-Local Tax Burden Ranking FY 2011 | Tax Foundation

CNN/Money: Taxes state by state

State tax levels in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Cost of Living:

Cost of Living Calculator: Compare the Cost of Living in Two Cities - CNNMoney

Cost of Living by State
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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The size has absolutely to do with it. The base sales tax in Texas is 6.25% and there is a sizable population that pays only that without any added city sales tax. Nevada has the base rate of 6.85% , Clark County (Las Vegas/Henderson is 70% of the state population with added city sales tax.
Honestly, do you not understand what per-capita means?
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:28 PM
 
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How did I know that was coming next? Lol. Refute 1 fact in my post.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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Honestly, do you not understand what per-capita means?
Absolutely, with an engineering degree and a minor in mathematics. Go back and think about how it works.
Let me make it real simple. Set A, population of 1000. 500 people paying $10 in taxes (dirt cheap housing, no extra sales tax etc.) and other 500 paying $40 in taxes/fees for the all the reasons I mentioned above. Per capita tax paid = $25. Set B of population of 100, all paying $28 in taxes. Per capita tax paid = $28.
With your "stats" set A is cheaper. In reality and for all practical purposes it is not true

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Old 01-20-2015, 06:55 PM
 
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Back to OP. Let me add a couple of more things for you. You do not pay taxes on services in NV, here in Texas you do. With long commutes , gas and tolls negate cheaper gas prices. My commute in Vegas was 15 minutes down US95. When I lived in Reno I worked in Truckee, CA and my commute time on I-80 was never more than 30 minutes doing 75 mph all the way and no traffic.
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:18 PM
 
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Absolutely, with an engineering degree and a minor in mathematics. Go back and think about how it works.
Let me make it real simple. Set A, population of 1000. 500 people paying $10 in taxes (dirt cheap housing, no extra sales tax etc.) and other 500 paying $40 in taxes/fees for the all the reasons I mentioned above. Per capita tax paid = $25. Set B of population of 100, all paying $28 in taxes. Per capita tax paid = $28.
With your "stats" set A is cheaper. In reality and for all practical purposes it is not true
What don't you get from any or all of the three (3) different sources I linked to that show the OVERALL state imposed per-capita tax burden is lower in TX than NV?

Same applies to your COL claims.

Your illustration is absolutely ridiculous as well, as an engineer you know that.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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Budget? How many bedrooms/baths? Where would you wife be working? If she won't have a job when you arrive, what type of work does she do?
Probably rent the first year before buying. Budget will be about $300k. Would look for 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms. My wife won't be working right away, and if we have a kid she probably won't work for a while. She plans on teaching at some point.
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