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Cost of Living

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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Santa Fe, New Mexico is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Santa Fe, New Mexico is more expensive.

Overall, Santa Fe, New Mexico cost of living is 120.20.

  COST OF LIVINGSanta Fe, New MexicoUnited States
  Overall  120100
  Grocery  97.6100
  Health  95100
  Housing  167100
  Utilities  94100
  Transportation  95100
  Miscellaneous  103100


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Living wage: business is booming!
As a business person, my experience has shown that the living wage ordinance actually improves the bottom line, in that employees are more motivated and there's much... (read more)
Finding work in Santa Fe in Technology
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How the living wage affected our business...
We love Santa Fe and were going to be moving ourselves and our online business there. However, once we found out about the living wage, we put that idea on hold, and... (read more)
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re: Santa Fe is a fabulous place to live! - 2/28/2
Finally, a really positive review that I share. It is still to be determined what the final review will be on our new home in Santa Fe, NM. I have been traveling and... (read more)
Middle Class stay away
I'm a young/middle age, single professional who is middle class. The disparity in this town is staggering related to the socio-economic classes. I can't find anyone... (read more)
re: in answer to the cons of moving to santa fe -
Hi Denise, I'm looking to move to a dry sunny place where "the weather suits my clothes". I'm living in Northern Canada and while the air and water is clean and it is... (read more)
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