Anthony 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.
IndexAnthonyNew MexicoNational
Cost of living index7992100
IndexAnthonyNew MexicoNational
Goods & Services index9094100
Groceries index101105100
Health care index98103100
Housing index4886100
Transportation index92100100
Utilities index8778100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Anthony, NM is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Anthony, NM enjoy a cost of living index of 79. This index is 14% lower than the New Mexico average, and 21% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Anthony, NM, the average cost of goods and services is 4% lower than it is in New Mexico, and it is 10% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Anthony is 14% lower than the New Mexico average.
  • The cost of living in Anthony is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Anthony is 52% 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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The salary calculator is used in order to provide a comparison of your current salary in Anthony, NM to another city of your choice. The calculator will inform you of what your salary needs to be in any specific city in order for you to maintain your living standard based on what the city’s cost of living is. As an example, if you are seeking to move to a city that has a higher cost of living compared to Anthony, NM, you would have to earn a higher income to maintain a standard of living that is similar. To get started with the Anthony, NM salary calculator, input the new city’s name and then move the slider to indicate your current income. The salary calculator will now process the numbers and show you whether you need to earn more or less in the chosen city. A comprehensive breakdown of the cost of living will also be shown.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Anthony, NM, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Anthony, NM has a median income of about $27,994 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $653 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $16,971. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $396 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

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%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Anthony, NM is the New Mexico sales tax and New Mexico income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The New Mexico sales tax rate is 5.125% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 8.688%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The New Mexico income tax rates range from 1.7% to 4.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemAnthonyNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.66$16.098.8%
Beauty Salon $34.84$37.336.7%
Toothpaste $1.93$2.4521.1%
Shampoo $1.33$1.0033.3%
Movie $10.25$10.280.3%
Bowling $4.01$4.9318.7%


ItemAnthonyNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.59$3.805.6%
Fried Chicken $1.48$1.405.8%
Milk $2.04$2.011.7%
Potatoes $2.25$3.0125.2%
Pizza $9.34$9.895.6%
Beer $9.30$8.904.5%

Health Care

ItemAnthonyNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $83.00$102.1618.8%
Doctor $88.87$108.3618.0%
Dentist $103.26$92.5311.6%
Ibuprofen $9.34$9.280.6%
Lipitor $420.38$425.821.3%


ItemAnthonyNational avg.Difference
Home Price $86,100.00$184,700.0053.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $966.89$1,202.4419.6%
Apartment Rent $484.00$949.0049.0%


ItemAnthonyNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.241.7%
Tire Balancing $36.39$46.2921.4%


ItemAnthonyNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$158.52$165.964.5%
Phone $22.20$28.6822.6%
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.
Mesquite, NM56978-22%
Vado, NM1,92179-21%
Berino, NM1,82479-21%
San Miguel, NM1,22180-20%
Canutillo, TX5,69579-21%
Anthony, NM9,45979-21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Garden City, SC9,45693-7%
Milton, FL9,46291-9%
New Port Richey East, FL9,46389-11%
Fuller Heights, FL9,45397-3%
Francisville, KY9,45211010%
Anthony, NM9,45979-21%
Source: The Anthony, NM cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.
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