Vaughn 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.
IndexVaughnNew MexicoNational
Cost of living index78n/a100
IndexVaughnNew MexicoNational
Goods & Services index92n/a100
Groceries index98n/a100
Health care index100n/a100
Housing index45n/a100
Transportation index89n/a100
Utilities index85n/a100

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  • The cost of living in Vaughn is equal to the New Mexico average.
  • The cost of living in Vaughn is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Vaughn is 55% 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$31,979$2,665$746$959
Renters$20,357$1,696$475$611

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

ItemVaughnNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.80$14.598.3%
Beauty Salon $26.40$34.6823.9%
Toothpaste $2.33$2.475.8%
Shampoo $0.85$1.0216.8%
Movie $8.88$9.8710.0%
Bowling $4.23$4.393.7%

Groceries

ItemVaughnNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.21$4.4828.3%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.464.4%
Milk $2.64$2.3612.0%
Potatoes $3.57$3.0616.6%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $9.15$8.636.0%

Health Care

ItemVaughnNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $75.05$99.7824.8%
Doctor $112.00$105.036.6%
Dentist $84.20$88.705.1%
Ibuprofen $8.58$9.418.8%
Lipitor $329.29$298.5010.3%

Housing

ItemVaughnNational avg.Difference
Home Price $45,800.00$175,700.0073.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $734.86$1,081.0332.0%
Apartment Rent $825.00$920.0010.3%

Transportation

ItemVaughnNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.82$2.0912.9%
Tire Balancing $42.33$45.296.5%

Utilities

ItemVaughnNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.95$170.8018.1%
Phone $25.01$28.2611.5%
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.
Duran, NM295-5%
Encino, NM4669-31%
Vaughn, NM50978-22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sunfish Lake, MN50919191%
Gas, KS50978-22%
Ehrhardt, SC50985-15%
Mechanicsville, PA50989-11%
Hayes, LA50986-14%
Vaughn, NM50978-22%
Source: The Vaughn, NM cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.