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21%
Overall NAT. AVG.
6%
Goods & Services NAT. AVG.
52%
Housing NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; 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.
Index Truth or Consequences New Mexico National
Cost of living7993100
Goods & Services9497100
Groceries9697100
Health care9897100
Housing4886100
Transportation9695100
Utilities8190100
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Cost Of Living Quick Facts

  • The cost of living in Truth or Consequences is 14% lower than the New Mexico average
  • The cost of living in Truth or Consequences is 21% lower than the national average
  • Truth or Consequences housing is 52% lower than the national average
  • New Mexico general sales tax is 2% lower than the national average
  • New Mexico state income tax is 25% lower than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$28,283$2,357$660$849
      Renters$24,904$2,075$581$747
      The affordability of the housing market in Truth or Consequences, NM as well as the overall cost of living can be predicted 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 be spent on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Truth or Consequences homeowners, the median income is $28,283. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $660 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $24,904. This indicates that renters would have a maximum of $581 for their rent related monthly costs.

      New Mexico Sales Tax

      State General Sales Tax With Max Surtax
      New Mexico 5% 8.688%

      New Mexico Income Tax

      State Income Tax (Low) Income Tax (High)
      New Mexico 1.7% 5.9%

      Goods & Services

      Item Truth or Consequences National avg. Difference
      Haircut $24.56$24.261.2%
      Beauty Salon $46.00$45.561.0%
      Toothpaste $3.67$3.700.8%
      Shampoo $1.09$1.2815.2%
      Movie $13.00$12.137.1%
      Bowling $14.33$18.0020.4%

      Groceries

      Item Truth or Consequences National avg. Difference
      Ground Beef $5.69$5.842.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.32$1.5716.1%
      Milk $4.53$4.673.0%
      Potatoes $4.15$4.9315.8%
      Pizza $12.38$12.092.4%
      Beer $10.68$10.412.5%

      Health Care

      Item Truth or Consequences National avg. Difference
      Optometrist $150.67$125.6819.9%
      Doctor $140.33$135.783.4%
      Dentist $113.72$113.290.4%
      Ibuprofen $10.29$10.653.4%
      Lipitor $517.39$468.6010.4%

      Housing

      Item Truth or Consequences National avg. Difference
      Home Price $84,300.00$184,700.0054.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,303.17$2,346.691.9%
      Apartment Rent $505.00$949.0046.8%

      Transportation

      Item Truth or Consequences National avg. Difference
      Gasoline $3.35$3.463.3%
      Tire Balancing $53.65$59.9210.5%

      Utilities

      Item Truth or Consequences National avg. Difference
      All Electricity $192.00$193.991.0%
      Phone $189.63$192.251.4%
      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.

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      Truth or Consequences, NM5,8397920.5%
      Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2023 and was released from C2ER in January, 2024; this is the most current data available.