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Old 01-01-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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Hello All,

Happy new year!

I am aware that this question can be construed in many ways and answered in many different ways.

I just wanted to know some approx figures of how much should a two people be looking to spend to have a very decent (very subjective I know) life in Las Vegas.

Lets say that the two wants to have a decent home in a decent HOA community in Southwest LV, drive 2 cars, are kind of conservative etc..

Lets consider all kinds of expenses including cell phones gas etc...
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Earth
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No one can answer your question as we have no idea what your many subjective quantifications are.

try these sites:

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

Cost of Living Wizard | Salary.com
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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the cost of living in LV is the same as in any other city.....all you make.....
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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Too many variables-- some people live very well making 50k per year, others 100k, and many need more than that to live well and up to their standards. Some people live well driving Hondas while others drive Bentleys
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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Cost of living is low compared to most big cities.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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No one can answer your question as we have no idea what your many subjective quantifications are.

try these sites:

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

Cost of Living Wizard | Salary.com
Suggest you get rid of the CNN one. It is way off. The Salary.com one is the same as the NY Times one and appears closer to truth.

If you wish to see why compare Phoenix and Vegas. There is really no doubt that Phoenix housing is more expensive than Las Vegas. CofL favors Las Vegas by a good bit driven mostly by housing.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:39 PM
 
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Everything is cheaper in Vegas. Rent, food, gas, services, labor, etc.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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In comparison cost of living is about 1/2 cheaper than in NYS or MA. The biggest reason is the land and school tax here only being 35 percent of your property assignment. That puts thousands of $ back in your pocket. No other tax or fees here in Nevada can add up to the amount saved from the above. You need to provide more info about size of house and etc for anyone to give a accurate estimate on utilities cost.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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In comparison cost of living is about 1/2 cheaper than in NYS or MA. The biggest reason is the land and school tax here only being 35 percent of your property assignment. That puts thousands of $ back in your pocket. No other tax or fees here in Nevada can add up to the amount saved from the above. You need to provide more info about size of house and etc for anyone to give a accurate estimate on utilities cost.
+1

The general consensus after reading dozens of posts like this seems to be that its cheaper than living in any populated area on either coast, cheaper than most large cities anywhere in the country (apples to apples IE comparable house/neighborhood in given city). Moving here from the rural part of a southern state and yes it is probably more expensive here.

As others have said more info about your particular situation is needed to make a better assessment.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: The North
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Suggest you get rid of the CNN one. It is way off. The Salary.com one is the same as the NY Times one and appears closer to truth.

If you wish to see why compare Phoenix and Vegas. There is really no doubt that Phoenix housing is more expensive than Las Vegas. CofL favors Las Vegas by a good bit driven mostly by housing.
No doubt? Like for like home can be more or less in Phoenix. Depends on specific location. Historically though Phoenix has had cheaper housing than Vegas and lower wages.
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