Omaha, NE Economy


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Omaha, Nebraska is a great place to call home. It has an affordable cost of living with average 2 bedroom rent costing just $1,140 compared to the US average of $1,430. Grocery costs are also lower in Omaha than on average in the US, giving a Grocery Cost Index of 97 versus 100. The city offers plenty of employment opportunities too; some well-known companies based here include Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific and Mutual of Omaha. There are also a range of attractions and things to do for all ages; from the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to the Old Market District and TD Ameritrade Park where you can catch a college game or two. Whatever your passion may be, there is something for everyone in Omaha!

Omaha has an unemployment rate of 3.4%. The US average is 6.0%.

Omaha has seen the job market increase by 1.9% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 30.2%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Omaha
- The Sales Tax Rate for Omaha is 6.8%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Omaha is 6.8%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Omaha
- The average income of a Omaha resident is $27,226 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Omaha resident is $65,359 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.

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Over 1 years ago

Born and raised in Omaha, moved to the Pacific Northwest for 50 years, and now back in Omaha. Feels safe, secure, good health care, lots of activities. Compared to  More

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Over 1 years ago

Many of the reviews say Omaha is good for family life - it is, but it also offers the best of quality urban living. I've lived here for 20 years, after living in  More

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Pros: Not much happens, no news is good news. No major tornadoes for decades!! Education can be good in areas. Career opportunities for those who take risks and  More

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