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Cost of Living

Cost of living per www.bestplaces.net:

Las Cruces cost of living score

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.

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%.