Mountainair 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.
IndexMountainairNew MexicoNational
Cost of living index8394100
IndexMountainairNew MexicoNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index95105100
Health care index98100100
Housing index5889100
Transportation index97100100
Utilities index8590100

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  • The cost of living in Mountainair is 12% lower than the New Mexico average.
  • The cost of living in Mountainair is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mountainair is 42% 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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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$23,409$1,951$546$702
Renters$13,448$1,121$314$403

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

ItemMountainairNational avg.Difference
Haircut $16.70$15.567.3%
Beauty Salon $44.30$36.1122.7%
Toothpaste $2.47$2.470.0%
Shampoo $0.78$0.9619.5%
Movie $10.50$10.133.7%
Bowling $6.43$4.7435.8%

Groceries

ItemMountainairNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.30$3.988.0%
Fried Chicken $1.43$1.411.4%
Milk $1.69$2.0618.3%
Potatoes $2.53$2.9815.3%
Pizza $8.93$9.475.7%
Beer $6.71$8.7923.7%

Health Care

ItemMountainairNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $101.20$101.040.2%
Doctor $98.16$107.448.6%
Dentist $96.44$90.426.7%
Ibuprofen $8.32$9.2810.4%
Lipitor $389.18$426.508.7%

Housing

ItemMountainairNational avg.Difference
Home Price $92,400.00$175,700.0047.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,096.77$1,133.233.2%
Apartment Rent $647.00$920.0029.7%

Transportation

ItemMountainairNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.83$1.998.3%
Tire Balancing $50.04$45.769.4%

Utilities

ItemMountainairNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$149.22$163.818.9%
Phone $22.15$28.3922.0%
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.
Manzano, NM1494-6%
Willard, NM19476-24%
Mountainair, NM1,04583-17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Meredosia, IL1,04579-21%
Howard, SD1,04581-19%
Beloit, OH1,04582-18%
Hanover, OH1,04591-9%
Pine Hill, AL1,04579-21%
Mountainair, NM1,04583-17%
Source: The Mountainair, NM cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.