Mescalero 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.
IndexMescaleroNew MexicoNational
Cost of living index7592100
IndexMescaleroNew MexicoNational
Goods & Services index9192100
Groceries index10799100
Health care index9799100
Housing index3086100
Transportation index9997100
Utilities index8387100
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  • The cost of living in Mescalero is 18% lower than the New Mexico average.
  • The cost of living in Mescalero is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mescalero is 70% 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$31,728$2,644$740$952
      Renters$23,523$1,960$549$706

      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

      ItemMescaleroNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.33$17.494.8%
      Beauty Salon $34.59$38.179.4%
      Toothpaste $2.33$2.320.4%
      Shampoo $1.08$1.016.7%
      Movie $10.75$10.720.2%
      Bowling $12.33$13.8611.0%

      Groceries

      ItemMescaleroNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.49$3.9015.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.57$1.4012.5%
      Milk $2.20$1.9612.1%
      Potatoes $3.42$3.187.4%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $8.32$9.239.9%

      Health Care

      ItemMescaleroNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $113.15$106.346.4%
      Doctor $104.40$115.259.4%
      Dentist $96.38$98.382.0%
      Ibuprofen $8.36$9.269.7%
      Lipitor $488.27$466.474.7%

      Housing

      ItemMescaleroNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $47,900.00$184,700.0074.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,016.21$1,273.3220.2%
      Apartment Rent $365.00$949.0061.5%

      Transportation

      ItemMescaleroNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.52$2.592.7%
      Tire Balancing $51.44$48.905.2%

      Utilities

      ItemMescaleroNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$116.21$167.6030.7%
      Phone $183.15$163.4212.1%
      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.

      Nearby cities with low cost of living

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Bent, NM11194-6%
      La Luz, NM1,72780-20%
      Tularosa, NM2,90783-17%
      Ruidoso Downs, NM2,62984-16%
      Ruidoso, NM7,83393-7%
      Mescalero, NM1,37175-25%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
      Coon Rapids, IA1,37183-17%
      Hagaman, NY1,37199-1%
      Laguna, NM1,37176-24%
      Berrien Springs, MI1,37087-13%
      Limon, CO1,37292-8%
      Mescalero, NM1,37175-25%
      Source: The Mescalero, NM cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.