Cost of Living

Nebraska ranks lower than the national average on housing, utilities, transportation and health costs. We boast state-of-the-art healthcare and lower-than-average medical bills. Since almost 50% of households earn between $35,000 and $100,000, we’ve been named the best state for the middle class, which is a title we’ll take with pride. We’re one of the most affordable states to raise a family in.

See how far your salary will stretch using this handy cost of living calculator.

Housing & Neighborhoods

Ready to kiss your commute goodbye? The average time to travel to work for Nebraskans is 18 minutes. The best part is that you can work close to home and afford it too. The median price of renting is $900/month, and median home values are around $150,000.

And when it comes to where your home is, we understand that it’s all about location, location, location. Check out our housing resources, find the neighborhood that’s calling your name and get ready to start home hunting.


We experience all four seasons in the Good Life—from summer sun to winter snow, you name it, we see it.

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A few facts about the 1.9 million people enjoying said seasons:

  • A quarter of Nebraskans are under the age of 18.

  • 91% of Nebraskans have high school degrees, and 29% have bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Nebraska has a low unemployment rate of 2.8% (compared to the national average of 3.9%).

  • The median household income is approximately $53,000.

  • A comprehensive national well-being study ranked us:

    • 7th best in sense of purpose.
    • 8th best in financial health.
    • 10th best in sense of community.