Carlsbad, NM Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
Carlsbad's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
25 out of 46
In New Mexico
1,523 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 Carlsbad is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Carlsbad, NM?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Carlsbad has an overall cost of living index of 89 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Carlsbad ranks as #1,524 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in New Mexico. By definition, that implies Carlsbad ranks as the #4,883 most expensive place in the Land of Enchantment.

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Carlsbad Cost Of Living Vs. New Mexico

Living Expense Carlsbad New Mexico National Average
Overall 89 92 100
Services 95 92 100
Groceries 89 99 100
Health 103 99 100
Housing 73 86 100
Transportation 99 97 100
Utilities 99 87 100
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Carlsbad Cost of Living Vs. NM

Carlsbad, 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 Carlsbad New Mexico United States
Median Home Value $141,300 $171,400 $217,500
Median Rent $1,012 $844 $1,062
Median Income $69,193 $49,754 $62,843
Home Value To Income 2.0x 3.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Carlsbad Services Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Carlsbad New Mexico
Shampoo $1.01 $1.01
Movie $10.54 $10.72
Bowling $12.5 $13.86

Detailed Carlsbad Groceries Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Carlsbad New Mexico
Ground Beef $3.99 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.18 $1.4
Milk $1.66 $1.96

Detailed Carlsbad Health Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Carlsbad New Mexico
Haircut $16.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $36.25 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.13 $2.32

Detailed Carlsbad Transportation Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Carlsbad New Mexico
Potatoes $2.26 $3.18
Pizza $11.99 $10.39
Beer $10.11 $9.23
Optometrist $126.25 $106.34
Doctor $133.5 $115.25
Dentist $90.0 $98.38

Detailed Carlsbad Utilities Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Carlsbad New Mexico
Gasoline $2.6 $2.59
Tire Balancing $49.5 $48.9
All Electricity $163.63 $167.6
Phone $181.52 $163.42

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