THIS WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE BIGGEST FACTORS IN MY DECISION OF MOVING TO LAS VEGAS. THE COST OF LIVING IN LAS VEGAS
I grew up in Northern California in town called Modesto and went to college in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 6 years before I moved to Las Vegas. In Forbes’ article of America’s Most Overpriced Cities 2014 five cities in Northern California made the list, with all three of the bay area’s biggest cities making the top 10.
#4. San Jose
#7 . San Francisco
Forbes lists 20 overpriced cities, 9 of them are in California. Cost of living in Las Vegas was literally about half of what is was for me back in San Jose and housing prices are about 75% cheaper. I could easily rent a 3 bed/ 2 bath house less than 10 years old with a 2 car garage in Las Vegas for less than what a standard 2 bed/ 1 bath apartment with one parking space would cost in a complex built over 50 years ago in San Jose.
The cost of living in Las Vegas compared to the cost of living in California (San Jose) was a no brainer. Las Vegas cost of living wins hands down.