There seems to be a bit of an exodus in California lately. While there is a lot to love about the state, residents have no shortage of reasons for wanting to leave. Moving to Las Vegas from California has become a popular option for those looking for a new place to live.
Why are people choosing Las Vegas over California? The Las Vegas Valley has a lot to offer. This post will cover some of the benefits Californians can expect when they move to Las Vegas.
One of the top reasons people from California move to Las Vegas is the cost of living. You can stretch your budget further in Nevada from housing and gasoline to utilities and groceries. Just looking at gasoline, the average price per gallon is almost $0.70 lower at the time of writing.
If you live in California, you already know housing costs are high. The cost of housing also seems to keep going up in the state. When you compare median home prices, some California locations are almost double or triple what you would expect in Nevada.
Click here to compare Las Vegas to Los Angeles in the cost of living for 2022.
It would be an understatement to say traffic in some California cities is terrible. You can spend hours sitting in traffic going to and from work every day. It can be maddening, and those are hours you never get back. Compare that to Las Vegas, and getting around the city is a breeze. Considering the time and stress you will save, the move seems worthwhile for the traffic alone.
For example, in 2021, Los Angeles residents spent an average of 62 hours in traffic versus Las Vegas residents who spent 21.6 hours in traffic.
The low taxes are another reason to choose Nevada over California. Since Nevada charges no state income tax, you will have a little more money in your weekly paycheck. Even if the job you take pays a little less, the lower taxes could make up the difference, which is another reason the cost of living is lower in Nevada.
People tend to think of the casinos when considering what to do in Las Vegas. There is no doubt that the casinos, fine dining, and entertainment are attractive. But the area is so much more than that. Las Vegas is a great place to live if you love the outdoors. The city is just a short drive from Red Rock Canyon. You also have Lake Mead less than an hour away by car. The outdoor experiences within just a few hours of driving are incredible.
These are just a few benefits you can expect when moving to Las Vegas. It is truly a fantastic place to live.
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