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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Omaha, Nebraska is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Omaha, Nebraska is more expensive.

Overall, Omaha, Nebraska cost of living is 88.10.

  COST OF LIVINGOmaha, NebraskaUnited States
  Overall  88100
  Grocery  96.5100
  Health  101100
  Housing  77100
  Utilities  93100
  Transportation  97100
  Miscellaneous  87100


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Abandon All Hope Who Live Here
Omaha is supposedly known for “the Good Life,” however someone should change it to “abandon all hope who live here.” After 37 years, I've given up, never to return to... (read more)
I hear you on the taxes but don't you pay for what you get? I've visited Omaha several times and I like it. I currently live in the Gulf Coast. The region is unkempt,... (read more)
Stable economy, unstable weather
I guess you can't have it both ways! Omaha seems to be more recession-proof than other areas of the country. Career opportunities in Computers, communications and... (read more)
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re: Nebraska sucks - 2/11/2011
Nebraska may be underappreciated, but we are OKAY, okay? We already have all of the citizens in the wealthier states on our backs about it, so we know, and are tired of... (read more)
I've traveled around the world, and I find myself always coming back to Omaha. The Midwestern values, and the integrity of the community is the best in... (read more)
Not worth it
I only live in Omaha because my family moved here years ago and I want to be close to them. Otherwise, I would definitely not be here. Omaha is too big to have the... (read more)
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