Sandia Heights 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.
IndexSandia HeightsNew MexicoNational
Cost of living index13094100
IndexSandia HeightsNew MexicoNational
Goods & Services index9695100
Groceries index95105100
Health care index98100100
Housing index21489100
Transportation index97100100
Utilities index8590100

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  • The cost of living in Sandia Heights is 38% higher than the New Mexico average.
  • The cost of living in Sandia Heights is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sandia Heights is 114% higher 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$106,864$8,905$2,493$3,206
Renters$39,231$3,269$915$1,177

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

ItemSandia HeightsNational 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

ItemSandia HeightsNational 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

ItemSandia HeightsNational 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

ItemSandia HeightsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $434,100.00$175,700.00147.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,096.77$1,133.233.2%
Apartment Rent $1,271.00$920.0038.2%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemSandia HeightsNational 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.
Placitas, NM64673-27%
Monterey Park, NM1,41576-24%
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM68483-17%
Pueblo of Sandia Village, NM33887-13%
Manzano Springs, NM19087-13%
Sandia Heights, NM3,23913030%

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Sandia Heights, NM3,23913030%
Source: The Sandia Heights, NM cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.