Cost of Living

The Value of Rural Living

You can really stretch your dollar in Henderson. Housing, utilities, transportation and health care costs are far below both metro Nebraska and national averages.

The information below gives information on just how far your dollar will go in Henderson You can also calculate your savings in Henderson with this cost of living calculator from


Cost of Living Comparison Calculator
Henderson, Nebraska vs Lincoln, Nebraska

A salary of $50,000 in Henderson, Nebraska should increase to $58,805 in Lincoln, Nebraska (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered.)

Comparison Highlights
– Overall, Lincoln, Nebraska is more expensive than Henderson, Nebraska
– Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
– Median Home Cost is 50% more expensive in Lincoln.
Cost of Living Indexes Henderson, NE Lincoln, NE Difference
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered 77.8 91.5 17.6% more
Food & Groceries 95.3 97.4 2.2% more
Housing (Homeowner) 55.7 78.1 40.2% more
Median Home Cost $174,500 $263,400 $88,900 (50.9% more)
Utilities 92 92.3 0.3% more
Transportation 63.2 76 20.3% more
Health 133 134.4 1.1% more
Miscellaneous 99.4 98.3 1.1% less

100 = US Average. (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)