Cost of living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Summary of cost of living in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,765
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,034
  • Cost of living in Albuquerque, New Mexico is cheaper than in 91% of cities in USA (40 out of 44)
  • Cost of living in Albuquerque, New Mexico is cheaper than in 91% of cities in N. America (52 out of 57)
  • Cost of living in Albuquerque, New Mexico is more expensive than in 57% of cities in the World (117 out of 269)
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List of prices in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Current as of Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.09
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.73
12 eggs, large $2.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $5.56
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.59
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of coca-cola $1.95
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.01
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,658
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,190
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $213
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,107
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $703
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $152
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $51
40” flat screen tv $459
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $143
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $9
Hourly rate for cleaning help $14
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $44
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $39
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $91
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $103
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $22,128
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.81
Monthly ticket public transport $31
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $21
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $20
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $92
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.01
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.73
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.31
Tube of toothpaste $1.75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $18
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $35
2 tickets to the movies $23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $133
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $60
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.92
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.63
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $421
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.13
1 month of gym membership in business district $49
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 136 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2022

Albuquerque position in our World Ranking

the world
117th
out of 269
n. america
52nd
out of 57
usa
40th
out of 44

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