COST OF LIVING
Whether you're considering relocation to Las Vegas, Nevada or just curious about the cost of living in Las Vegas, Nevada, the PayScale Cost of Living Calculator is the place to begin your research. When looking at the cost of living charts below, be sure to pay attention to the housing expense category. Housing costs and mortgage rates can vary by city because local banks can have different mortgage rates from their national competition. If you are serious about relocation to Las Vegas, Nevada, you might want to investigate local mortgage rate options before you put your house up for sale.
Living in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, the most populous city in Nevada, is known around the world for its many resorts, gambling, shopping and entertainment. The "Entertainment Capital of the World" truly lives up to its name. The many hotels and casinos in Las Vegas provide nightly entertainment in concerts and shows. In recent years, more hotels have been built further from the Las Vegas strip, but they still provide tourists with similar amenities as the more centrally located hotels. Not only do many people visit Las Vegas every year, there are also many full-time residents. If you are considering moving to "sin city," use PayScale's cost of living calculator to compare the Cost of Living in Las Vegas to the cost of living in your current city.
Cost of Living in Las Vegas, Nevada
The cost of living in Las Vegas is quite reasonable in comparison to the national average cost of living. Both the cost of housing and the overall Cost of Living in Las Vegas is only slightly higher than the national average. If you are planning on working in Las Vegas, the Average Commute Time is only around twenty minutes, a short amount compared to Average Commute Times in Other Major Cities.
Salaries in Las Vegas
If you are looking to relocate to Las Vegas, consider how your current salary will match up to salaries in Las Vegas. Researching median Salaries in Las Vegas by Job shows that lawyers tend to earn much higher salaries than many other occupations. If you are a lawyer, expect a median salary of around $88,000. Interested in which practice area earns the highest median salary in Las Vegas? Take a look at the chart showing Median Salaries by Practice Area to see how real estate, personal injury, family law and others compare. For a comparison of salaries in other parts of the state, see the chart on Salaries in Nevada by City