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About Las Cruces

Las Cruces is a thriving metropolis surrounded by desert and conveniently located less than an hour from El Paso International Airport. A university, vibrant cultural scene, and mountain vistas enhance this oasis in New Mexico. Framed by the lush banks of the Rio Grande and the dry, jagged Organ Mountains, Las Cruces is New Mexico’s second largest city and one of the fastest growing in the United States. An economic, agricultural, tourist and cultural mecca in southern New Mexico, the city is the seat of Dona Ana County. Situated in the heart of the fertile Mesilla Valley, Las Cruces has a reasonable cost of living, a warm and sunny climate, beautiful scenery, cultural diversity, and educational opportunities.

Las Cruces is part of the bi-national, tri-state region known as the Borderplex. The region offers collaborative working, education, and cultural environments between Las Cruces, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Cost of Living Index

Category National
Los Angeles/
Long Beach, CA
Dallas, TX Austin, TX Seattle, WA Las Cruces, NM
Composite (100%) 100 147.8 101.9 97.3 148.8 90.7
Grocery (13.4%) 100 113.5 94.8 87.7 126.7 116.1
Housing (28.15%) 100 240.8 104.9 101.8 194.2 80
Utilities (71.7%) 100 106.5 104.3 87.7 123.1 71.7
Transportation (8.99%) 100 125.6 99.3 99.3 123.1 97.7
Health (4.5%) 100 108.9 101.2 101.2 124.2 105.2
Miscellaneous (34.92%) 100 108.7 102.3 102.3 135.3 91.3
Index and average prices are based on data gathered between Q12017 – Q42017. For more information on the methodology, please visit C2ER Cost of Living Index website