Sunland Park 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.
IndexSunland ParkNew MexicoNational
Cost of living index8294100
IndexSunland ParkNew MexicoNational
Goods & Services index8795100
Groceries index106105100
Health care index96100100
Housing index5689100
Transportation index103100100
Utilities index9290100
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Sunland Park, NM cost of living index. Compared to other cities in New Mexico and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Sunland Park, NM is 82, which is 13% lower than the New Mexico average and 18% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Sunland Park, NM are 8% lower than the average for New Mexico and 13% lower than the rest of the country.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Sunland Park is 13% lower than the New Mexico average.
  • The cost of living in Sunland Park is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Sunland Park is 44% 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$33,287$2,774$777$999
Renters$18,921$1,577$441$568
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Sunland Park, NM as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Sunland Park, NM homeowners, is $33,287. This would allow for a maximum of $777 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $18,921 which would result in a maximum of $441 to be spent on rental costs.

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%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Sunland Park, NM, it's important to take into account the sales tax for New Mexico, as well as the rate for income tax in New Mexico. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for New Mexico is 8.688%, and the sales tax in the state of New Mexico is 5.125%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in New Mexico starts from 1.7% and goes up to 4.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemSunland ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.21$15.5615.1%
Beauty Salon $28.88$36.1120.0%
Toothpaste $2.12$2.4714.1%
Shampoo $0.92$0.964.7%
Movie $9.82$10.133.0%
Bowling $3.54$4.7425.2%

Groceries

ItemSunland ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.24$3.986.3%
Fried Chicken $1.38$1.411.9%
Milk $2.10$2.061.8%
Potatoes $2.91$2.982.4%
Pizza $8.66$9.478.6%
Beer $9.14$8.793.9%

Health Care

ItemSunland ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $73.38$101.0427.4%
Doctor $88.89$107.4417.3%
Dentist $93.97$90.423.9%
Ibuprofen $9.65$9.284.0%
Lipitor $435.07$426.502.0%

Housing

ItemSunland ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $88,100.00$175,700.0049.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $825.41$1,133.2327.2%
Apartment Rent $634.00$920.0031.1%

Transportation

ItemSunland ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$1.994.8%
Tire Balancing $54.65$45.7619.4%

Utilities

ItemSunland ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$147.58$163.819.9%
Phone $26.95$28.395.1%
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.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Westway, TX3,93878-22%
Vinton, TX1,52979-21%
Anthony, NM9,46280-20%
Canutillo, TX6,09181-19%
La Union, NM1,25982-18%
Sunland Park, NM14,79482-18%

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Sunland Park, NM14,79482-18%
Source: The Sunland Park, NM cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.