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Cost of Living in Mexico

Cost of living in Mexico is 57.05% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Mexico is 76.81% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 75.00 MXN 50.00-112.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 350.00 MXN 250.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 MXN 60.00-90.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 20.00 MXN 15.00-30.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 40.00 MXN 25.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 32.88 MXN 24.00-45.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 10.92 MXN 8.00-15.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 8.90 MXN 6.00-12.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 55.73 MXN 49.21-60.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 21.97 MXN 16.88-27.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 6.95 MXN 5.00-9.07
Eggs (12) 26.23 MXN 20.00-30.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 37.90 MXN 22.68-49.90
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 35.99 MXN 27.22-45.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 54.59 MXN 40.82-68.04
Apples (1 lb) 14.02 MXN 9.98-18.14
Banana (1 lb) 6.43 MXN 4.54-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 6.26 MXN 4.08-9.07
Tomato (1 lb) 7.40 MXN 5.44-10.00
Potato (1 lb) 7.47 MXN 5.44-10.00
Onion (1 lb) 6.95 MXN 4.54-9.98
Lettuce (1 head) 11.00 MXN 8.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.89 MXN 10.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 120.00 MXN 90.00-170.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 17.29 MXN 13.00-25.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 30.15 MXN 20.00-45.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 47.00 MXN 42.00-50.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 MXN 5.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 330.12 MXN 200.00-480.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 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 75.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 52.22 MXN 49.21-54.89
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,000.00 MXN 171,000.00-280,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 735.51 MXN 400.00-1,307.69
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.59 MXN 1.00-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 398.00 MXN 300.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 633.98 MXN 400.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 215.17 MXN 100.00-320.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 65.00 MXN 50.00-80.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 708.78 MXN 500.00-850.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 627.20 MXN 420.00-850.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,152.95 MXN 900.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 993.28 MXN 700.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,623.87 MXN 2,550.00-8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,093.13 MXN 1,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,842.91 MXN 5,000.00-16,900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,639.65 MXN 4,000.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,417.85 MXN 743.22-2,322.56
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,036.28 MXN 650.32-1,625.79
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 10,621.67 MXN 7,000.00-17,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.04 9.00-14.00

Prices in Mexico

These data are based on 16079 entries in the past 18 months from 1263 different contributors.
Last update: February, 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
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Cancun 39.40 11.04 25.86 31.95 34.10 49.87
Mexico City 36.49 16.02 26.71 33.70 32.18 63.54
Monterrey 35.16 11.88 24.04 32.74 29.74 160.18
Tijuana 34.26 7.19 21.33 33.40 30.23 75.91
Merida 34.06 6.92 21.10 32.26 26.17 40.75
Queretaro 33.80 8.91 21.91 33.50 26.31 84.77
Puebla 33.29 7.62 21.03 29.03 28.75 60.43
Puerto Vallarta 33.20 11.57 22.87 31.67 25.54 223.81
Guadalajara 29.99 7.54 19.27 28.57 25.04 57.95
Aguascalientes 29.89 5.64 18.31 31.15 25.10 81.65
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