Cost of Living in Guadalajara, Mexico

Prices in Guadalajara

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 75.00 MXN 60.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 350.00 MXN 200.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 MXN 60.00-90.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 25.00 MXN 15.00-30.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 40.00 MXN 30.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 32.72 MXN 24.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 10.24 MXN 8.00-13.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 8.39 MXN 6.00-10.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 50.59 MXN 45.42-53.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 19.39 MXN 15.42-22.68
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.21 MXN 6.35-9.07
Eggs (12) 26.67 MXN 24.00-30.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 35.83 MXN 27.22-45.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 33.28 MXN 27.22-39.92
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 48.99 MXN 31.75-58.97
Apples (1 lb) 13.93 MXN 11.34-17.24
Banana (1 lb) 5.62 MXN 4.54-6.35
Oranges (1 lb) 4.59 MXN 3.63-5.90
Tomato (1 lb) 6.67 MXN 4.54-8.16
Potato (1 lb) 6.70 MXN 5.44-9.07
Onion (1 lb) 5.07 MXN 4.08-5.44
Lettuce (1 head) 9.62 MXN 7.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.50 MXN 12.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 110.00 MXN 80.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.88 MXN 10.00-20.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 27.36 MXN 18.00-40.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 47.00 MXN 45.00-50.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 MXN 6.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 360.00 MXN 200.00-420.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 16.50 MXN 10.00-30.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 12.07 MXN 8.05-14.48
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 MXN 136.65-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 52.76 MXN 51.33-54.43
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 205,000.00 MXN 180,000.00-270,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 501.25 MXN 367.57-750.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.21 MXN 1.00-2.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 404.86 MXN 300.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 532.48 MXN 450.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 169.17 MXN 50.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 70.00 MXN 60.00-75.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 687.55 MXN 599.00-800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 531.25 MXN 450.00-700.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,112.42 MXN 800.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 890.91 MXN 600.00-1,400.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,444.44 MXN 2,500.00-4,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,343.75 MXN 1,500.00-3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,000.00 MXN 7,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,780.00 MXN 5,000.00-7,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,138.05 MXN 929.02-1,347.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 853.31 MXN 614.07-1,021.92
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 9,124.46 MXN 5,000.00-14,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.59 9.95-12.00

These data are based on 883 entries in the past 18 months from 75 different contributors.

Last update: November, 2015

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8 Comments so far
#Anonymous on Oct 14, 2015 :
I lived in Guadalajara in the 90's when back in 2012 for a few weeks and everything from electronics to clothes seems more expensive than in Los Angeles. I love the weather and the people. I wish I had enough money and definitely would move to back to Guadalajara. Property average from $45k USD to 100k for a decent home. But for retirement is perfect.
#Gloria on Aug 24, 2015 :
Hi. I'm an American Citizen and lived in Guadalajara for a long time. I was a Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher. Living there was a great experience. I learned so many things. People are nice warm giving and very well mannered. I think if someone has a bad's probably because they didn't really valued life the way I do. You really learn to value each and every thing..Normal way of living, food, money, and the basic essentials are there. When you mind your own are ok. But when you don't ..things get out of hand..and then you don't feel comfortable any more..specially when you don't have feel lonely..and want to come home.Healthcare is bad. You need to have money to go to a private doctor cause they are excellent.When to belong to the Segura or ISSTE it's difficult, they do what they want. Crime is bad..if you are a bad person ..if not...all is good cause you don't get in trouble.Food in Guada la jars is unique delicious and very cheap. Gas is cheap.Pollution is not bad. I enjoyed every minute of my stay there..but won't live only if I was rich...and didn't have to work..just living the life. Good Luck...
#jayesh on Jul 14, 2015 :
I have to move in Mexico Guadalajara
How much salary is good for living in that city, I am software engineer.
#cid. on Apr 25, 2015 :
Any advice or the good the bad in guadalajara ; planing to move from central america but don't know the city well enough
The housing or jobs? ??
#Anonymous on Mar 15, 2015 :
A good place to retire if you have income coming from somewhere else ( a retirement paycheck or something). Not a good place to work or make any money.
#Anonymous on Mar 15, 2015 :
I forgot to say something good about Guadalajara, good weather and the most beautiful women in Mexico.
#Anonymous on Mar 15, 2015 :
Average salary in Guadalajara is 3,500 pesos I live in Guadalajara.the cost of living here is much higher than the average income thAT'S WHY a lot of adults live with their parents simply because they can't afford to pay a 1 bedroom apartament.
#John S Boone on Sep 06, 2014 :
I'm an American citizen currently living in the Rep. of Panama, I've been here for about 15 months. I'm a former U.S. Army (decorated) sergeant 100% disabled Vietnam veteran, that receives disability income from the VA(since July, 1973!)and Social Security (retirement.)I receive well over $54,00 per year tax free I'm recently divorced (after 27 years) and in the past four years I have traveled to London, England, Costa Rica, and now live in Panama City, Panama and was planning to retire here. But I've found after living here, the people are great but they all want is "plata" without having to do anything to earn it.
I've been all over the world, in the U.S. military and have also traveled as a civilian. being of Mexican-American decent I speak Spanish fairly well.
I was born and raised in Houston (Harris County), Texas and served in South Vietnam (two volunteer tours of duty)one volunteer tour of duty along the Korean DMZ and two tours of duty in West Germany.
My main interest is traveling and seeing the world. The only problem is that I have trouble walking, standing and maintain my balance. Due to exposure to Chemical Agent Orange (Dixon. But I get around well using my cane.
I'm looking for a place that has both cold and hot weather with plenty of beautiful places to see and visit. I prefer a large modern city with plenty of places to go out to eat, night life and of course a chance to meet the "Mexican ladies", that Mexico is famous for. My home phone # here in the Rep. of Panama is (507)203-6511 and my email address is johnsboone@ Please call or email ASAP! I looking forward to hearing from you.

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