Cost of Living in Albuquerque, NM

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1617
$3929
🛋️ Without rent
$699
$2221
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$919
$1707
🍽️ Food
$480
$1244
🚐 Transport
$88.4
$247
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4740
😀 Quality of life
81
🏙️ Population
565K

The average cost of living in Albuquerque is $1617, which is in the top 26% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2398th out of 9294 in our global list, 1980th out of 2202 in the United States, and 11th out of 13 in New Mexico.

The median after-tax salary is $4740, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.9 months. Ranked 307th (TOP 3%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 79th best city to live in the United States, and 1st most liveable city in New Mexico. With an estimated population of 565K, Albuquerque is the 33rd largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 9 km Albuquerque International Sunport
😷 Air quality Excellent 6.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 170 University of New Mexico
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Prices in Albuquerque

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
 Cappuccino
$4.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$991
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$695
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1805
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1411
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$155
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$62.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3189
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1681
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.43
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.52
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.52
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.73
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$91.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$650
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13648

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