Albuquerque, NM 

253 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps



+25.4% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

92 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.2 / 6.4

summer / winter

Download our City ReportsDownload our City Reports

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, New Mexico is a beautiful city with a unique southwest feel. Explore the Pueblos and the incredible Petroglyph National Monument or enjoy some culture with a visit to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Spend the day exploring Old Town Albuquerque or take in some of amazing sunsets at Sandia Peak Tramway. Those looking for outdoor activities can find them with a trip to Balloon Fiesta Park or explore nature with a hike in the Sandia Mountains. From its colorful culture and rich history to its delicious food, Albuquerque has something for everyone! Mid-sized city/College town - Near the center of New Mexico.
State: New Mexico
County: Bernalillo County
Metro Area: Albuquerque Metro Area
City: Albuquerque
Zip Codes: 87121, 87114, 87120, 87111, 87123, 87112, 87109, 87110, 87108, 87107, 17 total
Cost of Living: -8.0% lower
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5314 ft above sea level
Buying or selling a home?
Find top real estate agents in Albuquerque.

Arts and culture
Attractive setting
Year-round climate
Crime rate
Urban sprawl
Economic cycles

What Bert Has To Say About Albuquerque Metro Area

Albuquerque, located at the crossroads of the state’s travel routes, is the largest city in New Mexico. Clear, sunny, dry days; an attractive mountain landscape; and a mostly healthy economy attract new residents from around the country. Not only is the physical climate excellent, but the area also has a favorable tax climate, and the state’s fiscal health is among the best in the country. The area is a center for the high-tech industry and especially research-oriented activities, centered on the giant Sandia Laboratories nuclear research facility south of town. There are over 100 mostly small- and medium-size tech related companies, and the area has experienced some vulnerability to tech industry economic cycles.


The unemployment rate in Albuquerque is 7.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albuquerque jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Albuquerque's cost of living is 8.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Albuquerque's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Albuquerque, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Bernalillo county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.0% to 36.6%. More Voting Stats

Albuquerque's population is 562,336 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Albuquerque is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.8%.

Albuquerque public schools spend $10,228 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Albuquerque. More Education

Albuquerque Rankings

Housing Market in Albuquerque

It's a good time to buy in Albuquerque. Home Appreciation is up 13.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Albuquerque is .

Reviews for Albuquerque   253 Reviews
We made reservations for hotel and flights for a convention located in Old Town Albuquerque NM. When preparing for our trip we found that the city of Albuquerque has no... Read More

Start Your Review of Albuquerque

very underrated, but not exactly the best - 2/20/2023
i'm from albuquerque. born here, raised in denver, moved back at 11. it's cool, there's a lot of great restaurants, the people are friendly, the vibe is laid-back, it's... Read More

Really cool!! - 1/12/2023
I love Albuquerque! It’s an interesting place with a lot of history and interesting things to... Read More

View More Data >

Compare Albuquerque, NM to any other place in the USA.
Compare Now

Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time. You can also use our New Interactive Map to explore places.Albuquerque,New Mexico Map
87121, 87114, 87120, 87111, 87123, 87112, 87109, 87110, 87108, 87107, 17 total


Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, downloadable reports, and more.

Try Now