Albuquerque, New Mexico vs. Los Angeles, California

Cost of Living Comparison

A salary of $849,945 in Albuquerque, New Mexico should increase to $1,649,343 in Los Angeles, California (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered. Click here to customize.)

- Overall, Los Angeles, California is more expensive than Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Median Home Cost is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
- Median Home Cost is 196% more expensive in Los Angeles.
Cost of Living IndexesAlbuquerque, NMLos Angeles, CADifference
Overall Index: Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered90.8176.294.1% more
Food & Groceries96.0104.18.4% more
Housing (Homeowner)88298.2238.9% more
Median Home Cost$308,100$912,500$604,400 (196.2% more)
Utilities97.293.73.6% less
Transportation89.4165.384.9% more
Health79.89012.8% more
Miscellaneous97.1104.57.6% more
100 = US Average. (Below 100 means cheaper than the US average. Above 100 means more expensive.)

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