Las Cruces, NM Cost of Living


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Las Cruces cost of living score
83.5
Less expensive
16.5% lower
than the US average
5.5% lower
than the New Mexico average
Las Cruces, New Mexico gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 83.5, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 16.5% lower than the U.S. average and 5.5% higher than the average for New Mexico.

Las Cruces, NM

Housing costs in Las Cruces?
A typical home costs $269,700, which is 20.2% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 1.0% more expensive than the average New Mexico home, at $267,100. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Las Cruces costs $990 per month, which is 30.8% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 3.0% cheaper than the state average of $1,020.

Can I afford Las Cruces?
To live comfortably in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a minimum annual income of $51,840 for a family, and $34,000 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Las Cruces?
Las Cruces serves up an attractive choice for budget-friendly living located somewhere within New Mexico's Mesilla Valley region with median housing values coming in at just under $180K and rent normally lands close by at between $850 - 1,200 respectively - both appreciably cheaper compared to some other towns like Santa Teresa or Sunland Park that are positioned deeper down south. Grocery stores additionally hover slightly above US levels due largely to local taxes & regulations while sales tax provisionally stays constant at 7.7%.
   Cost of living score
     CategoriesLas CrucesNew MexicoUnited States
  83.588.4100.0
  94.293.3100
  86.682.6100.0
  71.984.3100.0
  $269,700$267,100$338,100
  100.1%100.4%100.0%
  73.984.6100.0
  92.685.5100.0

   100=National Average

   Average Rent by Bedroom Size
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Over 1 years ago

Las Cruces is a hidden gem! Homes are still affordable, you're not far from bigger city entertainment/transportation, and the scenery in beautiful. It's not all dry  More

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Over 3 years ago

It depends on what you are looking for; for me Las Cruces is and ideal place. I am retired and the kind of places I seek to live in have changed over the years. I have  More

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A total of 13 years in Las Cruces, having owned multiple homes; I think I have a good say in this... Unless your family has a rich background here or you're nearing  More

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