Overall 11%
Goods & Services 3%
Housing 28%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from C2ER in January, 2021; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexClayton Heights-Lomas Del CieloAlbuquerqueNew Mexico
Cost of living899691
Goods & Services979791
Health care969698

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)

      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

      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $19.67$18.625.6%
      Beauty Salon $39.81$39.052.0%
      Toothpaste $2.83$2.3421.0%
      Shampoo $1.00$1.065.1%
      Movie $11.05$10.683.4%
      Bowling $14.51$14.671.1%


      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.57$4.228.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.16$1.3916.7%
      Milk $2.10$2.052.4%
      Potatoes $3.62$3.2910.0%
      Pizza $9.99$10.625.9%
      Beer $7.96$9.3815.1%

      Health Care

      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $108.12$108.570.4%
      Doctor $106.93$116.178.0%
      Dentist $98.97$99.130.2%
      Ibuprofen $8.89$9.688.2%
      Lipitor $445.98$466.924.5%


      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $185,400.00$184,700.000.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,098.75$1,197.428.2%
      Apartment Rent $816.00$949.0014.0%


      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $1.85$2.2216.8%
      Tire Balancing $49.48$50.071.2%


      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$155.29$167.677.4%
      Phone $183.94$175.644.7%
      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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      Source: The Clayton Heights-Lomas Del Cielo, Albuquerque, NM cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2020.