Cost of Living in Merida

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 36.97
Rent Index: 7.89
Groceries Index: 35.01
Restaurants Index: 29.11
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 23.18
Local Purchasing Power: 42.00
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 75.00 MXN 60.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 340.00 MXN 300.00-400.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 75.00 MXN 70.00-90.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 25.00 MXN 20.00-29.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 35.00 MXN 33.00-40.00
Cappuccino (regular) 39.00 MXN 30.00-55.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 11.06 MXN 8.00-15.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 8.69 MXN 6.00-13.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 15.33 MXN 15.00-16.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 26.75 MXN 26.00-28.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 15.97 MXN 15.00-16.90
Eggs (12) 25.33 MXN 22.00-30.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 103.60 MXN 90.00-120.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 98.40 MXN 80.00-120.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 102.50 MXN 100.00-105.00
Apples (1kg) 30.32 MXN 22.00-45.00
Banana (1kg) 13.67 MXN 12.00-15.00
Oranges (1kg) 18.50 MXN 18.00-19.00
Tomato (1kg) 14.50 MXN 12.00-20.00
Potato (1kg) 20.75 MXN 17.00-25.00
Onion (1kg) 14.67 MXN 12.00-17.00
Lettuce (1 head) 9.63 MXN 9.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11.50 MXN 10.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 MXN 100.00-130.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 17.60 MXN 15.00-20.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 33.73 MXN 24.91-40.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 50.00 MXN 49.00-50.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 MXN 7.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 424.00 MXN 400.00-448.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 MXN 20.00-20.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 17.82 MXN 10.00-20.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 175.00 MXN 150.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 13.75 MXN 13.50-14.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 MXN 149,450.34-180,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 1,930.58 MXN 1,214.29-2,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.84 MXN 1.03-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 351.75 MXN 280.00-400.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 540.97 MXN 400.00-750.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 125.00 MXN 75.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 69.00 MXN 60.00-80.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 636.61 MXN 483.05-800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 754.45 MXN 650.00-858.91
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 968.41 MXN 900.00-1,073.64
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 933.14 MXN 900.00-966.27
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,666.27 MXN 2,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,209.62 MXN 2,000.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,000.00 MXN 4,000.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,734.17 MXN 3,500.00-9,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,868.19 MXN 7,000.00-10,736.38
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,778.31 MXN 5,000.00-8,946.92
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 6,000.00 MXN 6,000.00-6,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.00 8.00-10.00

Prices in Merida, Mexico

These data are based on 393 entries in the past 18 months from 38 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2016
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Cost of living in Merida is 63.17% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 7,871.83MXN and for four person family at 27,016.98MXN (without rent).
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11 Comments so far
#Oresztesz on Dec 04, 2015 :
Merida is still quite a safe place. The local hospitals and doctors are excellent, many foreigners come here because of Price and locals flock from other states for medical attention because of quality. There are many bilingual shools and lots of english only kids, so you daughter will not be alone.
The smaller cities and villages are very safe to live in, but be aware that you will not see much movement in any sense. Even merida is a rather quiet place, the villages are even more so. 4000 CAD can provide you with decent living standards.
#liz on May 05, 2015 :
Would it be safe for my son and I to live about 1 hour outside merida? I am a 54 yr old and he is 25. Also would an income of 4000 CD be adequate to live?
#Kristen McLeod on Mar 09, 2015 :
My boyfriend wants my kids and I to move to merida . My daughter 8 has a lot of medical needs .how are the hospitals and drs. Also is this a place where not speaking Spanish will be a huge problem? How are the schools?
#dcasarrubias on Feb 03, 2015 :
ray guzman, yes that is more than enough to live a pretty good life. I am a Software Engineer in Mexico and I make 20 000 pesos a month and I live very well. An average Mexican makes no more than 10 000 pesos a month so your salary is very good.
#rai guzman on Jan 18, 2015 :
Hi, just wanted to see if you can help me out. I was offered a job in Merida by my U.S. employer with a monthly salary of 38000 pesos a month (they will pay for rent and a car). Can I live like a king in Merida with this salary? My logic is if i'm moving to a new country and i currently live in a nice apartment, with a car in nyc this move should move me up the socio-economic status. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#Miguel Berumen on Aug 04, 2014 :
Merida is one of the safest medium size cities in Latin America, and quite possibly some American-Canadian cities as well. That is not to say there is no crime, but taking the necessary precautions and staying away from hot spots and not mingling with the wrong crowd, you will be extremely safe.
#Sandi on Jun 27, 2014 :
How safe would Merida be to live in for a 67year old athletic white single female?
##yolo on Dec 05, 2013 :
But what the heck is the approximate population of Merida, Mexico. I looked on this website to learn about dumb s.s. and it doesn't say.
#Jukka on Mar 30, 2013 :
777 615 inhabitants as of 2010.
#tom on Dec 02, 2012 :
I believe it is about 800,000 and the whole state of Yucatan is a million
#matt stevens on Dec 01, 2012 :
What is the approximate population of Merida, Mexico?

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