Roswell, NM Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
Roswell's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
4 out of 44
In New Mexico
211 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 Roswell is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Roswell, NM?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Roswell has an overall cost of living index of 80 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Roswell ranks as #211 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in New Mexico. By definition, that implies Roswell ranks as the #6,207 most expensive place in the Land of Enchantment.

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Roswell Cost Of Living Vs. New Mexico

Living Expense Roswell New Mexico National Average
Overall 80 92 100
Services 88 92 100
Groceries 96 94 100
Health 100 98 100
Housing 63 87 100
Transportation 95 88 100
Utilities 81 91 100
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Roswell Cost of Living Vs. NM

Roswell, 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 Roswell New Mexico United States
Median Home Value $110,000 $175,700 $229,800
Median Rent $819 $857 $1,096
Median Income $45,493 $51,243 $64,994
Home Value To Income 2.4x 3.4x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.22x 0.2x 0.2x

Detailed Roswell Services Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Roswell New Mexico
Shampoo $0.96 $1.06
Movie $10.74 $10.68
Bowling $12.38 $14.67

Detailed Roswell Groceries Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Roswell New Mexico
Ground Beef $4.98 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.17 $1.39
Milk $2.16 $2.05

Detailed Roswell Health Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Roswell New Mexico
Haircut $19.3 $18.62
Beauty Salon $34.66 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.33 $2.34

Detailed Roswell Transportation Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Roswell New Mexico
Potatoes $3.46 $3.29
Pizza $10.01 $10.62
Beer $8.13 $9.38
Optometrist $107.2 $108.57
Doctor $106.77 $116.17
Dentist $99.67 $99.13

Detailed Roswell Utilities Costs Vs. New Mexico

Item Roswell New Mexico
Gasoline $2.11 $2.22
Tire Balancing $47.87 $50.07
All Electricity $116.23 $167.67
Phone $184.9 $175.64

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