Santa Teresa 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.
IndexSanta TeresaNew MexicoNational
Cost of living index9192100
IndexSanta TeresaNew MexicoNational
Goods & Services index8992100
Groceries index10299100
Health care index10099100
Housing index8686100
Transportation index9897100
Utilities index8687100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Santa Teresa, NM is shown above. Compared to the state average of New Mexico the cost of living index in Santa Teresa, NM is 91, which is 1% lower than the average in New Mexico and compared to the national average it is 9% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Santa Teresa, NM goods and services come in at 4% lower than the average in New Mexico and are 11% lower than compared to the nationwide average.
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Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Santa Teresa is 1% lower than the New Mexico average.
  • The cost of living in Santa Teresa is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Santa Teresa is 14% 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)
      The affordability of the housing market in Santa Teresa, NM as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is konwn as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Santa Teresa, NM homeowners, the median income is $62,841. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $1,466 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $19,810. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $462 used for their rent related monthly costs.

      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%
      For those who live in Santa Teresa, NM and want to know what the true cost of living is, they ought to look at both the New Mexico income tax rate and the New Mexico sales tax rate. By sales tax, we mean the taxes that are included whenever a person is purchasing any goods or services. The amount that is taxed depends upon the particular state, where some states have a sales tax of zero percent while others can have a tax higher than seven percent. In New Mexico, the sales tax is 5.125%, while the most you'll pay in surtax is 8.688%. There is also income tax to consider, which is based upon the amount of money made in a year. Just like sales tax, income tax depends upon the particular state but also depends upon what tax bracket the person is in. Income tax for the state can be higher than nine percent in some states to zero percent in others. For those that live in New Mexico, the income tax rate ranges between 1.7% to 4.9%.

      Goods & Services

      ItemSanta TeresaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.56$17.4917.6%
      Beauty Salon $28.33$38.1725.8%
      Toothpaste $2.08$2.3210.4%
      Shampoo $0.94$1.017.1%
      Movie $10.85$10.721.2%
      Bowling $15.62$13.8612.7%


      ItemSanta TeresaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.46$3.9011.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.95$1.4039.7%
      Milk $2.12$1.968.0%
      Potatoes $4.06$3.1827.6%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $9.28$9.230.5%

      Health Care

      ItemSanta TeresaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $100.75$106.345.3%
      Doctor $110.11$115.254.5%
      Dentist $95.89$98.382.5%
      Ibuprofen $10.81$9.2616.7%
      Lipitor $488.48$466.474.7%


      ItemSanta TeresaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $160,800.00$184,700.0012.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $895.24$1,273.3229.7%
      Apartment Rent $782.00$949.0017.6%


      ItemSanta TeresaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.71$2.594.6%
      Tire Balancing $44.19$48.909.6%


      ItemSanta TeresaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$124.64$167.6025.6%
      Phone $182.64$163.4211.8%
      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 Santa Teresa, NM cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.