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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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.
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