Albuquerque, NM Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
95
Albuquerque's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
35 out of 46
In New Mexico
2,509 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Albuquerque is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Albuquerque, NM?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Albuquerque has an overall cost of living index of 95 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New Mexico, Albuquerque has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than New Mexico's index of 92.

The standard of living in Albuquerque ranks as #2,510 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in New Mexico. By definition, that implies Albuquerque ranks as the #3,897 most expensive place in the Land of Enchantment.

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Albuquerque Cost Of Living Vs. New Mexico

Living Expense Albuquerque New Mexico National Average
Overall 95 92 100
Services 97 92 100
Groceries 93 99 100
Health 101 99 100
Housing 96 86 100
Transportation 101 97 100
Utilities 84 87 100
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Albuquerque Cost of Living Vs. NM

Albuquerque, NM Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in New Mexico, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$198,200
Median Home Value
$873
Median Rent
$52,911
Median Income
Statistic Albuquerque New Mexico United States
Median Home Value $198,200 $171,400 $217,500
Median Rent $873 $844 $1,062
Median Income $52,911 $49,754 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.7x 3.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Albuquerque Services Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Albuquerque New Mexico
Shampoo $0.82 $1.01
Movie $11.72 $10.72
Bowling $6.25 $13.86

Detailed Albuquerque Groceries Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Albuquerque New Mexico
Ground Beef $4.84 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.11 $1.4
Milk $1.52 $1.96

Detailed Albuquerque Health Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Albuquerque New Mexico
Haircut $19.33 $17.49
Beauty Salon $45.0 $38.17
Toothpaste $3.47 $2.32

Detailed Albuquerque Transportation Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Albuquerque New Mexico
Potatoes $2.32 $3.18
Pizza $9.32 $10.39
Beer $7.99 $9.23
Optometrist $101.52 $106.34
Doctor $103.83 $115.25
Dentist $100.33 $98.38

Detailed Albuquerque Utilities Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Albuquerque New Mexico
Gasoline $2.21 $2.59
Tire Balancing $49.95 $48.9
All Electricity $149.57 $167.6
Phone $22.15 $163.42

Albuquerque SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Albuquerque

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Albuquerque
Rio Rancho, NM 96,210 95 1.0x
South Valley, NM 40,080 89 0.9x
North Valley, NM 13,449 96 1.0x
Bernalillo, NM 9,669 88 0.9x
Corrales, NM 8,588 122 1.3x
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 6,114 111 1.2x

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