Belen, NM Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
Belen's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
18 out of 44
In New Mexico
938 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Belen is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Belen, NM?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Belen has an overall cost of living index of 86 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only New Mexico, Belen has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than New Mexico's index of 92.

The standard of living in Belen ranks as #938 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in New Mexico. By definition, that implies Belen ranks as the #5,481 most expensive place in the Land of Enchantment.

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Belen Cost Of Living Vs. New Mexico

Living Expense Belen New Mexico National Average
Overall 86 92 100
Services 96 92 100
Groceries 99 94 100
Health 97 98 100
Housing 59 87 100
Transportation 90 88 100
Utilities 94 91 100
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Belen Cost of Living Vs. NM

Belen, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Belen New Mexico United States
Median Home Value $105,200 $175,700 $229,800
Median Rent $771 $857 $1,096
Median Income $35,448 $51,243 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.0x 3.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.26x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Belen Services Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Belen New Mexico
Shampoo $1.0 $1.06
Movie $11.05 $10.68
Bowling $14.51 $14.67

Detailed Belen Groceries Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Belen New Mexico
Ground Beef $4.57 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.16 $1.39
Milk $2.1 $2.05

Detailed Belen Health Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Belen New Mexico
Haircut $19.67 $18.62
Beauty Salon $39.81 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.83 $2.34

Detailed Belen Transportation Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Belen New Mexico
Potatoes $3.62 $3.29
Pizza $9.99 $10.62
Beer $7.96 $9.38
Optometrist $108.12 $108.57
Doctor $106.93 $116.17
Dentist $98.97 $99.13

Detailed Belen Utilities Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Belen New Mexico
Gasoline $1.85 $2.22
Tire Balancing $49.48 $50.07
All Electricity $155.29 $167.67
Phone $183.94 $175.64

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