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Housing costs in Lincoln are low

In Lincoln, low housing costs are a significant component of the low cost of living.

  • In 2018, the cost of housing in Lincoln was 81% of the national average.
  • Low housing costs do not appear to be caused by oversupply: In Lincoln, homeowner and rental vacancy rates are lower than those in the rest of Nebraska and the nation.11

11. U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey. American Community Survey 2017 1-year estimates. Table DP04.