The Best And Worst States For Quality Of Life/Personal Cost Of Living


Worst States No. 46: New Mexico

New Mexico is ranked No. 25 for overall cost of living, with a No. 14 rank for individual income taxes (4.9 percent) and No. 21 for sales taxes (5.1 percent).

But, the Land of Enchantment state is only ranked No. 43 for median household income ($41,963), and it has a 16.6 percent poverty rate.

New Mexico is ranked No. 39 for the percentage of online households (76.8 percent), and the state is ranked No. 46 for its crime rate. The median age of its 2,085,538 residents is 36.6.