Cost of Living in Carlsbad, NM

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1684
$4650
🛋️ Without rent
$695
$2394
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$989
$2256
🍽️ Food
$509
$1316
🚐 Transport
$48.3
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2398
😀 Quality of life
53
🏙️ Population
32.2K

The average cost of living in Carlsbad is $1684, which is in the top 25% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2327th out of 9294 in our global list, 1984th out of 2202 in the United States, and 10th out of 13 in New Mexico.

The median after-tax salary is $2398, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months. Ranked 6084th (TOP 65%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2194th best city to live in the United States, and 12th most liveable city in New Mexico. With an estimated population of 32.2K, Carlsbad is the 1398th largest city in the United States.

✈️ Closest airport 9 km Cavern City Air Terminal
😷 Air quality Excellent 7.7 µg/m³
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Prices in Carlsbad

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.05
 Cappuccino
$4.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$981
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$816
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2483
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1971
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$77
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$63.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.46%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1803
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1700
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$58
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.34
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.85
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.56
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$75
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.01
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$110
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$41.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1488
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13821

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