A wise sage once said:
‘She works hard for the money…’
And these places in Nevada definitely treat her right.
You see, these are the places in Nevada where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the Silver State, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision.
So we did the hard for you and crunched the numbers to find the cities that have lower food, energy, and housing costs. After the dust settled on our analysis of the 19 largest places in Nevada, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.
Here are the 10 cheapest places to live in Nevada for 2018:
- Caliente (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Ely (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Carlin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Mesquite (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Wells (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- West Wendover (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Elko (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Lovelock (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Yerington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Fallon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
So listen up Carson City (the most expensive place in Nevada) as we explain how we created this ranking. You could learn some things from the rest of the state.
How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The Silver State For 2018
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:
- Health Insurance
You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Nevada to figure out which is the least expensive.
What you are left with is a ‘Cost of Living Index’ that normalizes to 100 for an average place in the United States.
So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 19 places in Nevada that have more than 5,000 people.
And just so you can better understand how the cost of living index works, 100 is the average cost of a place in the United States. A score of 90 means that the place cost 10% less than average. A score of 90 means it’s 10% less expensive.
San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.
Population: 15,391 Services: 93
Health Care: 92
More on Mesquite: Homes For Sale | Data
Mesquite is a U.S. city in Clark County, Nevada, adjacent to the Arizona state line and 80 miles (130 km) northeast of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. As of 2015, the United States Census estimates that the city had a population of 17,496. The city is located in the Virgin River valley adjacent to the Virgin Mountains in the northeastern part of the Mojave Desert. It is home to a growing retirement community, as well as several casino resorts and golf courses.
6. West Wendover
Population: 18,438 Services: 93
Health Care: 98
More on Elko: Homes For Sale | Data
Coordinates: 40°50N 115°46W / 40.833°N 115.767°W / 40.833; -115.767 Elko (Shoshoni: Natakkoa, ‘Rocks Piled on One Another’) is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. The population was 18,297 at the 2010 census. The city straddles the Humboldt River.
There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. Cheapskate
If you’re looking at the cost of living numbers in Nevada, this is an accurate list of the cheapest places to call home.
Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Nevada
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