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Old 11-11-2020, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Summerlin NV
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Hi there, I registered my car in October, it costed me 301 dollars, for a base model 2016 Hyundai Tucson. 301 dollars for a single year!

Back in Columbus Ohio, I can register my car 5 years at a time, no smog checks, and the tag does not expire until 5 years later. Total cost was about 270 dollars for all 5 years of valid car registration.

Another huge issue is car insurance, I used to pay 71 dollars a month to Geico on a 100k 300k coverage in Columbus Ohio. Now I have to pay 102 dollars a month, for 50k 100k coverage here in Western Las Vegas. I have to reduce the coverage which I am very reluctant of doing but if I have kept the original 100k 300k coverage I would have to pay almost 1000 dollars just for 6 months of coverage!

Moving from Ohio, I really really loved the comfortable Nevadan weather and year-round sunshine, but the 300 dollars a year car registration fee and 100 per month car insurance is a huge blow to my already stretched wallet.

What can we do to dramatically cut down car insurance expenses, car registration expenses and transportation expenses in general in Vegas?

Just like Columbus Ohio, public transportation is not a valid option... I thought about selling a car and start riding an Standing Electric Scooter but am also worried about the danger of riding on the streets. Uber and Lyft are also very expensive, for me at my twice-a-week grocery trips would cost me about 4000 dollars a year in Uber or Lyft costs.
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Old 11-11-2020, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Welcome to the few states in the country with no state income tax! There's your explanation!
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Old 11-11-2020, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Hi there, I registered my car in October, it costed me 301 dollars, for a base model 2016 Hyundai Tucson. 301 dollars for a single year!

Back in Columbus Ohio, I can register my car 5 years at a time, no smog checks, and the tag does not expire until 5 years later. Total cost was about 270 dollars for all 5 years of valid car registration.

Another huge issue is car insurance, I used to pay 71 dollars a month to Geico on a 100k 300k coverage in Columbus Ohio. Now I have to pay 102 dollars a month, for 50k 100k coverage here in Western Las Vegas. I have to reduce the coverage which I am very reluctant of doing but if I have kept the original 100k 300k coverage I would have to pay almost 1000 dollars just for 6 months of coverage!

Moving from Ohio, I really really loved the comfortable Nevadan weather and year-round sunshine, but the 300 dollars a year car registration fee and 100 per month car insurance is a huge blow to my already stretched wallet.

What can we do to dramatically cut down car insurance expenses, car registration expenses and transportation expenses in general in Vegas?

Just like Columbus Ohio, public transportation is not a valid option... I thought about selling a car and start riding an Standing Electric Scooter but am also worried about the danger of riding on the streets. Uber and Lyft are also very expensive, for me at my twice-a-week grocery trips would cost me about 4000 dollars a year in Uber or Lyft costs.
In Ohio, you have state income tax as well as municipal tax. If you own a home, your property taxes are a lot higher in Ohio. When it all adds up, Nevada is cheaper. I would be more concerned about dramatic rent increases that will be coming if the new 3% federal property tax goes into effect. That tax will be on the tenants shoulders. If you rent a 300k house for 1500 a month, that’s 9 grand in new taxes for the property owner. That’s 750 a month that will most likely be added to rent making that 1500 go to 2250.
It could be worse, you could be in California
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Old 11-11-2020, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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100 per month car insurance
Shop around.
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Old 11-11-2020, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas 89146
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^ ...every six months.
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Old 11-12-2020, 01:14 PM
 
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Q: "What can poor Nevadans do... ?"

A1: Make more money.
A2: Move to Ohio.
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Old 11-12-2020, 01:17 PM
 
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Q: "What can poor Nevadans do... ?"

A1: Make more money.
A2: Move to Ohio.
I have to agree. Or buy an older/cheaper car. Not trying to be funny as this is what I am doing. I can afford it but I just sold my 2018 Audi and driving a 15 year old Toyota now. Moving next year. Will be cheaper for me!
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Old 11-12-2020, 01:21 PM
 
Location: NNV
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How much research did you do before you moved out here? There's a lot you don't know about Las Vegas.
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Old 11-12-2020, 01:23 PM
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Location: North Carolina
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Welcome to the few states in the country with no state income tax! There's your explanation!
Just to give a little perspective on how other states do this, NC does have income tax (and a rather high rate at that) and taxes vehicles at about the amount the OP here mentioned.
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Old 11-12-2020, 02:12 PM
 
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Why on earth would you need to go get groceries twice a week?
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