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Cost of Living in Mexico

Cost of living in Mexico is 54.93% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Mexico is 75.74% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 MXN 60.00-120.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 400.00 MXN 250.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 MXN 60.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 20.00 MXN 15.00-30.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 40.00 MXN 25.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 33.57 MXN 25.00-45.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 11.18 MXN 9.00-15.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.12 MXN 7.00-12.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 56.89 MXN 49.21-64.35
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 21.73 MXN 16.33-27.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.24 MXN 5.44-9.07
Eggs (12) 25.57 MXN 20.00-30.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 39.59 MXN 24.95-54.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 35.74 MXN 26.31-45.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 54.61 MXN 40.32-68.04
Apples (1 lb) 14.19 MXN 10.43-18.14
Banana (1 lb) 6.75 MXN 4.99-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 6.11 MXN 4.08-9.07
Tomato (1 lb) 7.77 MXN 5.44-11.34
Potato (1 lb) 7.73 MXN 5.44-10.43
Onion (1 lb) 7.39 MXN 5.44-10.00
Lettuce (1 head) 11.51 MXN 8.00-16.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.32 MXN 10.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 MXN 92.00-180.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 17.92 MXN 14.00-25.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 30.46 MXN 20.00-45.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 47.00 MXN 45.00-50.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 MXN 5.50-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 MXN 200.00-480.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 MXN 10.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 12.87 MXN 8.05-24.14
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 MXN 85.80-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 52.29 MXN 49.82-55.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,000.00 MXN 180,000.00-278,400.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 255,656.76 MXN 233,300.00-300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 716.70 MXN 400.00-1,200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.53 MXN 1.00-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 405.11 MXN 300.00-550.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 643.03 MXN 400.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 223.80 MXN 100.00-400.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 69.00 MXN 50.00-80.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 714.98 MXN 500.00-900.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 624.23 MXN 400.00-900.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,170.81 MXN 900.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,045.29 MXN 750.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,801.02 MXN 3,000.00-8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,193.76 MXN 1,500.00-5,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,351.51 MXN 5,500.00-18,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,933.82 MXN 4,000.00-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,492.08 MXN 899.99-2,731.33
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,077.22 MXN 650.32-1,765.14
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 10,165.31 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.11 9.50-14.00

Prices in Mexico

These data are based on 19666 entries in the past 18 months from 1493 different contributors.
Last update: August, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Mexico

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City
Cost of Living Index
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Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
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Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Cancun 38.75 11.04 25.71 30.98 37.19 62.67
Mexico City 38.26 18.20 28.82 34.74 34.72 59.85
Monterrey 36.36 12.71 25.23 34.01 31.95 118.40
Queretaro 35.75 10.02 23.64 34.60 27.40 83.98
Playa del Carmen 35.16 13.54 24.99 32.73 27.80 48.83
Tijuana 34.33 8.37 22.11 32.33 31.21 65.54
Puerto Vallarta 34.24 11.27 23.43 31.47 30.56 216.39
Merida 34.07 8.63 22.10 32.08 26.95 40.86
Guadalajara 32.14 8.07 20.81 31.01 27.44 53.40
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