Carlsbad, NM Cost Of Living

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
Carlsbad's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
26 out of 44
In New Mexico
1,460 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 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 #1,460 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in New Mexico. By definition, that implies Carlsbad ranks as the #4,958 most expensive place in the Land of Enchantment.

For more reading on life in Carlsbad, check out:

Carlsbad Cost Of Living Vs. New Mexico

Living Expense Carlsbad New Mexico National Average
Overall 89 92 100
Services 95 92 100
Groceries 92 94 100
Health 100 98 100
Housing 71 87 100
Transportation 96 88 100
Utilities 98 91 100
For more reading on cost of living around New Mexico, check out:
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 $150,300 $175,700 $229,800
Median Rent $1,050 $857 $1,096
Median Income $69,786 $51,243 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.2x 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 $1.03 $1.06
Movie $9.38 $10.68
Bowling $12.5 $14.67

Detailed Carlsbad Groceries Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Carlsbad New Mexico
Ground Beef $3.98 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.15 $1.39
Milk $1.73 $2.05

Detailed Carlsbad Health Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Carlsbad New Mexico
Haircut $19.2 $18.62
Beauty Salon $35.0 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.27 $2.34

Detailed Carlsbad Transportation Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Carlsbad New Mexico
Potatoes $1.97 $3.29
Pizza $12.33 $10.62
Beer $10.43 $9.38
Optometrist $122.5 $108.57
Doctor $136.25 $116.17
Dentist $90.0 $99.13

Detailed Carlsbad Utilities Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Carlsbad New Mexico
Gasoline $2.06 $2.22
Tire Balancing $49.53 $50.07
All Electricity $164.79 $167.67
Phone $184.35 $175.64

Carlsbad SnackAbility

Overall SnackAbility

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Carlsbad

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Carlsbad
Artesia, NM 12,463 92 1.0x

Articles About New Mexico

Enjoy The Snack?