These Are The 10 Most Expensive Cities In Nevada


We used science and data to determine which cities in Nevada that will put a big dent in your wallet.

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Everyone wants a home that mixes affordability with comfort and Nevada does this very well. Families love the Silver State’s beaches, midlands, and mountains as tourists before moving here and calling it home.

But before you decide to relocate, you have to do some research into the exact cost of living around the state — and that’s how we’re going to help you.

These are the places in Nevada that cost a pretty penny — the most expensive cities in the state. After we saved up for months and could finally afford it, we landed on this list of the ten most expensive cities in Nevada:

  1. Carson City (Photos)
  2. Henderson (Photos)
  3. Boulder City (Photos)
  4. Reno (Photos)
  5. Sparks (Photos)
  6. Las Vegas (Photos)
  7. North Las Vegas (Photos)
  8. Fernley (Photos)
  9. Winnemucca (Photos)
  10. Fallon (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Ely is the most affordable city in Nevada.

Read on to see why these places cost so much more than average. Or check out the most affordable places in Nevada.

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How We Determined The Most Expensive Cities In Nevada

There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Gas
  • Health Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Nevada to figure out which is the most expensive.

For reference, the United State averages a cost of living 100. A score below 100 means that the city has a below average cost of living while a score over 100 has a high cost of living for that category.

So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 17 places in Nevada that have more than 2,000 people.

The city with the highest cost of living index, Carson City, rank as being the most expensive.

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1. Carson City

Carson City, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 54,634
Services Index: 115
Groceries Index: 133
Housing Index: 116
Healthcare Index: 120
Transportation Index: 154
Utilities Index: 136

2. Henderson

Henderson, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 266,245
Services Index: 108
Groceries Index: 113
Housing Index: 131
Healthcare Index: 106
Transportation Index: 116
Utilities Index: 92

3. Boulder City

Boulder City, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,162
Services Index: 108
Groceries Index: 113
Housing Index: 122
Healthcare Index: 106
Transportation Index: 116
Utilities Index: 92

4. Reno

Reno, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 231,103
Services Index: 112
Groceries Index: 110
Housing Index: 116
Healthcare Index: 101
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 96

5. Sparks

Sparks, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 92,236
Services Index: 112
Groceries Index: 110
Housing Index: 109
Healthcare Index: 101
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 96

6. Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 597,353
Services Index: 108
Groceries Index: 113
Housing Index: 105
Healthcare Index: 106
Transportation Index: 116
Utilities Index: 92

7. North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 223,336
Services Index: 108
Groceries Index: 113
Housing Index: 100
Healthcare Index: 106
Transportation Index: 116
Utilities Index: 92

8. Fernley

Fernley, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,184
Services Index: 112
Groceries Index: 110
Housing Index: 89
Healthcare Index: 101
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 96

9. Winnemucca

Winnemucca, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,736
Services Index: 112
Groceries Index: 110
Housing Index: 88
Healthcare Index: 101
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 96

10. Fallon

Fallon, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,451
Services Index: 112
Groceries Index: 110
Housing Index: 82
Healthcare Index: 101
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 96

Taking A Chunk Out Of Your Paycheck

Well there you have it, the places in Nevada that have the highest cost of living, with Carson City ranking as the most exensive city in the Silver State.

If you’re curious, here are the most least expensive cities in Nevada:

  1. Ely
  2. West Wendover
  3. Carlin

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Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Cities In Nevada

City Rank Population Services Groceries Healthcare Housing Transportation Utilities
Carson City 1 54,634 115 133 120 116 154 136
Henderson 2 266,245 108 113 106 131 116 92
Boulder City 3 15,162 108 113 106 122 116 92
Reno 4 231,103 112 110 101 116 106 96
Sparks 5 92,236 112 110 101 109 106 96
Las Vegas 6 597,353 108 113 106 105 116 92
North Las Vegas 7 223,336 108 113 106 100 116 92
Fernley 8 19,184 112 110 101 89 106 96
Winnemucca 9 7,736 112 110 101 88 106 96
Fallon 10 8,451 112 110 101 82 106 96
Elko 11 19,308 93 93 98 109 99 94
Mesquite 12 16,072 93 95 92 107 99 88
Yerington 13 3,030 112 110 101 71 106 96
Lovelock 14 2,319 112 110 101 66 106 96
Carlin 15 2,409 93 93 98 76 99 94
West Wendover 16 4,448 101 95 91 62 106 94
Ely 17 4,250 93 97 85 73 100 87

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