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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In New Mexico 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score50
  • Tucumcari, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,091
42
  • Shiprock, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
43
  • Anthony, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,459
43
  • Chaparral, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,095
42
  • Zuni Pueblo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,635
54
  • Truth or Consequences, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,157
61
  • Raton, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,348
55
  • Deming, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,582
  • In my opinon dont move here, look at the grades. Industry is little to zero. Me and my grandparents stayed here for one night. We were on our way to Tuscon. We started in San Marcos, TX. 1st night we
61
  • Sunland Park, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,588
52
  • Grants, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,263
63
  • Lovington, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,559
58
  • Roswell, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,407
  • I lived in Roswell NM for about 6 months. I really enjoyed living here for the most part. My family probably wouldn't have moved away from this area if it was for a family emergency. There are many
50
  • Belen, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,184
56
  • Las Vegas, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,570
48
  • Socorro, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,760
  • I stayed in this town for only one day and it was NOT GOOD! For 1, its off a major u.s. Highway, that means that anyone can come to your town and commit crime. That explaines the F for crime. 2
62
  • Alamogordo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,201
54
  • Portales, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,275
61
  • Hobbs, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,863
57
  • Silver City, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,103
52
  • Gallup, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,523
  • Gallup seems to have only seasonal attractions, like many other places. They have the Inter-Tribal Ceremony which occurs every summer and the Wild Thing bullriding, along with the Wrangler Jr's Final
58
  • Carlsbad, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,079
56
  • Clovis, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,461
  • Welcome to Clovis, NM (88101) where peaceful farming community meets sleepy border town. Don't be fooled by the propaganda; it's all smoke and mirrors! This town is horrible! Public utilities are
53
  • Bloomfield, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,565
48
  • South Valley, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,397
  • I was living in Hackensack, New Jersey when I was offered an opportunity to work temporarily in South Valley, New Mexico. What a clash in living! I had lived in a high rise surrounded by thousands of
53
  • Artesia, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,817
48
  • Española, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,159
53
  • Lee Acres, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,479
52
  • Bernalillo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,676
  • The title describes my observations for the past 13 years that I've been a resident of Bernalillo. In the years that I've lived here, businesses have increased, the population has increased, but access
60
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 101,459
  • Unfriendly, horrible drivers, financially desperate conditions, middle class is upper class in Las Cruces.Customer service tactics in the dark ages, medical and dental facilities run on their own time.
58
  • Los Chaves, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,117
55
  • Aztec, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,354
48
  • Los Lunas, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,271
63
  • Ruidoso, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,833
71
  • North Hobbs, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,899
58
  • Farmington, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,067
  • High religious cult zone.Visual domain of streets dominated by religious insignia. Males have poor attitude toward women: mechanics, plumbers, construction, agriculture. Off main drag
58
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 556,859
  • I have been here just about 2 years with family. First, on the plus side++ Housing is very reasonable , gas is very reasonable but (see below)+ Roads are maintained (just poorly designed)+ Somewhat
70
  • Rio Rancho, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 92,966
  • I moved to Rio Rancho, NM five years ago. I must say that the entire area is impressive and I enjoy the city immensely. It is located in a beautiful area, and there are plenty of opportunities for
59
  • North Valley, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
63
  • Paradise Hills, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,140
50
  • Taos, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,735
66
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,927
  • The new young professionals are discriminate here and don't know it's suppose to be about being of service to the customer or patient. It's about the client being of service to the non thinking
77
  • Los Alamos, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,733
73
  • White Rock, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,083
60
  • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,069
63
  • Eldorado at Santa Fe, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,648
  • In 2011 I moved from Kansas City MO to Santa Fe to attend SFUAD. Luck brought me out to Eldorado where me and my dog have been living in a really nice house. It gets really dusty here so even if I park
62
  • Corrales, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,474

Finding an affordable place to live in New Mexico is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in New Mexico that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in New Mexico. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of New Mexico.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in New Mexico with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in New Mexico, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in New Mexico, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.