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Old 01-28-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Omaha is above average in and to add to this, the cost of living is well
below the average!!!
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:38 AM
 
Location: west Omaha
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Not just above average... but in the top 50. Of course our cost of living is nowhere NEAR the top 50.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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Link to article does not work.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, its old, it was probably removed from their files a wile ago.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Default ..

No worries, I will find another link with updated information now that we are two years into the future from the original post.

I can only image that we have climbed that list recently
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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The cost of living is low, but the taxes are high... $900.00 for license plates when other states like Ohio charge only $50.00 for license plates. The prop. taxes are high. Paying $2,500 prop. taxes on a $100,000 home is alot when in Tulsa the prop. tax is only around $700.00 for a $100,000 home, sales tax is high. The gasoline tax is high.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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The cost of living is low, but the taxes are high... $900.00 for license plates when other states like Ohio charge only $50.00 for license plates. The prop. taxes are high. Paying $2,500 prop. taxes on a $100,000 home is alot when in Tulsa the prop. tax is only around $700.00 for a $100,000 home, sales tax is high. The gasoline tax is high.
That maybe true, however:

According to: The Tax Foundation - State and Local Tax Burdens: All States, One Year, 1977-2008

The taxes collected per capita reflects that Oklahoma and Nebraska are approximately the same, and the two states have a slightly higher tax percentage than the 33th highest tax state..

17. Nebraska 9.8%
19. Oklahoma 9.8%
25. Kentucky 9.4%
33. North Dakota 9.2%

Our business burdens per capita: The Tax Foundation - State Business Tax Climate Index Rankings, 2006 - 2009

reflects that only 8 states have a higher tax burden on businesses than we do.

Our debt per capita: The Tax Foundation - State Debt Per Capita and as a Percentage of State GDP, Fiscal Year 2007

reflects that only 3 states in the US have LESS debt per capital than Nebraska

BOTTOM LINE: You either sacrifice our great schools, roads and other services that are consistantly amoungst the best in the US for a measly .6% to put us at 35th highest, or we can greatly increase or debt burden..

Statistics are very revealing.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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That's a interesting chart, but the tax bite always seems so large here. The sales tax is even high. Maybe it all comes out in the wash. Texas has no state income tax but they have high prop. taxes about like Omaha. Omaha could be a great place to live if only taxes were lower from license plate fees to prop. taxes.
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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... $900.00 for license plates
Could someone elaborate on this for me, cause I just about swallowed my tongue when I read that!?! Perhaps a decimal point typo <crossing fingers>?? Looking at the DMV website it looks like I'll be spending about $250.00 to register my 2007 Jeep Wrangler, which I can handle, but if I have to pop $900.00 for plates then it looks like I'll be 'visiting' Omaha for my first few months there.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Could someone elaborate on this for me, cause I just about swallowed my tongue when I read that!?! Perhaps a decimal point typo <crossing fingers>?? Looking at the DMV website it looks like I'll be spending about $250.00 to register my 2007 Jeep Wrangler, which I can handle, but if I have to pop $900.00 for plates then it looks like I'll be 'visiting' Omaha for my first few months there.
I don't understand where the $900 comes from, unless it's the annual registration fee for a very expensive vehicle..

My family moved to Omaha 3 years ago. When you go to transfer your vehicle title, there is a $10 VIN inspection fee, and whatever annual registration/plates fee applies to your vehicle. $250 sounds about right for an '07 Jeep. You will, of course, need to provide proof of insurance before they'll issue you your new title & plates.
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