Study: How Far Money Goes In Los Alamos County

SMARTASSET News:
 
Balancing a budget can be tough: you have to know how far each dollar can be stretched. However, that may be easier in some places than others.
 
A new study from New York financial technology company SmartAsset shows where people can get the most out of their money thanks to a favorable cost of living. The study compares median income and cost of living data nationwide to find the counties where people hold the most purchasing power.
 
For a look at how Los Alamos County stacked up against the leaders in New Mexico, check the table below:
 
Rank ― County, State ― Cost Of Living ― Median Income ― Purchasing Power Index
 
1 ― Sandoval, NM ― $36,968 ― $57,092 ― 74.34
2 ― Lea, NM ― $37,481 ― $55,248 ― 70.95
3 ― San Juan, NM ― $33,599 ― $48,824 ― 69.95
4 ― Bernalillo, NM ― $33,732 ― $48,390 ― 69.05
5 ― Eddy, NM ― $36,448 ― $51,303 ― 67.76
6 ― Los Alamos, NM ― $75,624 ― $105,989 ― 67.46
7 ― Santa Fe, NM ― $39,170 ― $52,958 ― 65.08
8 ― Catron, NM ― $30,442 ― $39,342 ― 62.21
9 ― Rio Arriba, NM ― $30,024 ― $38,635 ― 61.94
10 ― Grant, NM ― $30,437 ― $38,923 ― 61.56
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