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Overall 4%
Goods & Services 3%
Housing 24%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; 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.
IndexSe HeightsAlbuquerqueNew Mexico
Cost of living1049592
Goods & Services979792
Groceries939399
Health care10110199
Housing1249686
Transportation10110197
Utilities848487

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Se Heights is 13% higher than the Albuquerque average
  • The cost of living in Se Heights is 4% higher than the national average
  • Se Heights housing is 24% 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)
      Household$54,873$4,573$1,280$1,646

      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 $19.33$17.4910.5%
      Beauty Salon $45.00$38.1717.9%
      Toothpaste $3.47$2.3249.7%
      Shampoo $0.82$1.0119.0%
      Movie $11.72$10.729.3%
      Bowling $6.25$13.8654.9%

      Groceries

      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.84$3.9024.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.11$1.4020.5%
      Milk $1.52$1.9622.7%
      Potatoes $2.32$3.1827.2%
      Pizza $9.32$10.3910.3%
      Beer $7.99$9.2313.4%

      Health Care

      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $101.52$106.344.5%
      Doctor $103.83$115.259.9%
      Dentist $100.33$98.382.0%
      Ibuprofen $8.48$9.268.4%
      Lipitor $422.06$466.479.5%

      Housing

      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $185,400.00$184,700.000.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,144.40$1,273.3210.1%
      Apartment Rent $816.00$949.0014.0%

      Transportation

      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.21$2.5914.8%
      Tire Balancing $49.95$48.902.2%

      Utilities

      ItemAlbuquerqueNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$149.57$167.6010.8%
      Phone $22.15$163.4286.4%
      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.
      San Antonito CDP (Socorro County), NM3395-5%
      Chical, NM15395-5%
      Pajarito Mesa, NM34395-5%
      Monterey Park, NM1,77171-29%
      Isleta Village Proper, NM48981-19%
      Albuquerque, NM556,85995-5%

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      Louisville, KY611,57393-7%
      Las Vegas, NV613,29599-1%
      Albuquerque, NM556,85995-5%
      Source: The Se Heights, Albuquerque, NM cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.