Albuquerque cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Cost of living index96n/a100
IndexAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Goods & Services index93n/a100
Groceries index103n/a100
Health care index89n/a100
Housing index99n/a100
Transportation index98n/a100
Utilities index88n/a100

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Albuquerque is equal to the New Mexico average.
  • The cost of living in Albuquerque is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Albuquerque is 1% lower than the national average.
  • New Mexico general sales tax is 1% higher than the national average.
  • New Mexico state income tax is 24% lower than the national average.
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Compare Albuquerque, NM Cost of living To Other Cities

New Mexico Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New Mexico5.125%8.688%

New Mexico Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
New Mexico1.7%4.9%

Goods & Services

ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.10$14.5917.2%
Beauty Salon $36.00$34.683.8%
Toothpaste $2.12$2.4714.3%
Shampoo $1.21$1.0218.4%
Movie $9.56$9.873.1%
Bowling $3.53$4.3919.6%

Groceries

ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $5.10$4.4813.9%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.465.1%
Milk $2.58$2.369.5%
Potatoes $3.35$3.069.4%
Pizza $7.99$9.2413.6%
Beer $9.32$8.638.0%

Health Care

ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.00$99.7826.8%
Doctor $88.33$105.0315.9%
Dentist $82.00$88.707.6%
Ibuprofen $8.50$9.419.7%
Lipitor $271.13$298.509.2%

Housing

ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
Home Price $190,300.00$181,400.004.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $849.19$1,081.0321.4%
Apartment Rent $758.00$889.0014.7%

Transportation

ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.96$2.096.1%
Tire Balancing $49.96$45.2910.3%

Utilities

ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.86$170.8016.9%
Phone $26.95$28.264.6%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Homestead, NM3195-5%
Monterey Park, NM1,26984-16%
Bluewater Acres, NM80480-20%
Indian Hills, NM1,33180-20%
Isleta Village Proper, NM34181-19%
Albuquerque, NM545,08396-4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tucson, AZ521,69594-6%
Oklahoma City, OK581,09486-14%
Portland, OR585,88812222%
Las Vegas, NV587,6991077%
Milwaukee, WI594,32893-7%
Albuquerque, NM545,08396-4%
Source: The Albuquerque, NM cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.