Cost of Living Comparison Between Sao Paulo and Mexico City 

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Consumer Prices in Mexico City are 18.7% higher than in Sao Paulo (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Mexico City are 31.1% higher than in Sao Paulo
Rent Prices in Mexico City are 67.6% higher than in Sao Paulo
Restaurant Prices in Mexico City are 29.4% higher than in Sao Paulo
Groceries Prices in Mexico City are 34.8% higher than in Sao Paulo
Local Purchasing Power in Mexico City is 32.0% higher than in Sao Paulo
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Restaurants
Sao Paulo Edit Mexico City Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 R$
(137.37 MXN)
48.77 R$
(167.50 MXN)
     +21.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 215.00 R$
(738.37 MXN)
291.18 R$
(1,000.00 MXN)
     +35.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 38.00 R$
(130.50 MXN)
43.68 R$
(150.00 MXN)
     +14.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 R$
(34.34 MXN)
14.56 R$
(50.00 MXN)
     +45.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 R$
(68.69 MXN)
23.29 R$
(80.00 MXN)
     +16.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 9.76 R$
(33.51 MXN)
16.74 R$
(57.48 MXN)
     +71.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 6.41 R$
(22.03 MXN)
6.25 R$
(21.48 MXN)
     -2.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.63 R$
(15.90 MXN)
4.32 R$
(14.84 MXN)
     -6.6 %
Markets
Sao Paulo Edit Mexico City Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 20.48 R$
(70.33 MXN)
30.69 R$
(105.41 MXN)
     +49.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.95 R$
(30.75 MXN)
11.45 R$
(39.33 MXN)
     +27.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.01 R$
(10.34 MXN)
4.44 R$
(15.25 MXN)
     +47.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.51 R$
(46.41 MXN)
11.84 R$
(40.65 MXN)
     -12.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 23.52 R$
(80.78 MXN)
24.91 R$
(85.53 MXN)
     +5.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.69 R$
(33.29 MXN)
20.22 R$
(69.43 MXN)
     +108.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19.90 R$
(68.33 MXN)
28.27 R$
(97.08 MXN)
     +42.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.37 R$
(18.44 MXN)
7.05 R$
(24.20 MXN)
     +31.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.94 R$
(13.53 MXN)
3.36 R$
(11.55 MXN)
     -14.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.85 R$
(9.79 MXN)
4.23 R$
(14.52 MXN)
     +48.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 4.05 R$
(13.92 MXN)
4.52 R$
(15.52 MXN)
     +11.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.65 R$
(9.10 MXN)
4.93 R$
(16.94 MXN)
     +86.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.56 R$
(8.79 MXN)
4.68 R$
(16.08 MXN)
     +83.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.81 R$
(16.52 MXN)
6.47 R$
(22.21 MXN)
     +34.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.06 R$
(13.95 MXN)
4.89 R$
(16.81 MXN)
     +20.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 48.50 R$
(166.56 MXN)
72.80 R$
(250.00 MXN)
     +50.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.85 R$
(26.97 MXN)
8.66 R$
(29.75 MXN)
     +10.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.21 R$
(55.66 MXN)
16.25 R$
(55.82 MXN)
     +0.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.00 R$
(41.21 MXN)
21.84 R$
(75.00 MXN)
     +82.0 %
Transportation
Sao Paulo Edit Mexico City Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.65 R$
(15.97 MXN)
1.75 R$
(6.00 MXN)
     -62.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 240.00 R$
(824.23 MXN)
104.83 R$
(360.00 MXN)
     -56.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 R$
(20.61 MXN)
5.53 R$
(19.00 MXN)
     -7.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.04 R$
(24.18 MXN)
4.45 R$
(15.29 MXN)
     -36.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.00 R$
(168.28 MXN)
34.94 R$
(120.00 MXN)
     -28.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 20.52 R$
(70.48 MXN)
26.70 R$
(91.70 MXN)
     +30.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 116,495.00 R$
(400,078.16 MXN)
110,648.63 R$
(380,000.00 MXN)
     -5.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 151,654.28 R$
(520,825.50 MXN)
119,343.49 R$
(409,860.71 MXN)
     -21.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sao Paulo Edit Mexico City Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 329.11 R$
(1,130.24 MXN)
257.48 R$
(884.25 MXN)
     -21.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 83.84 R$
(287.93 MXN)
133.72 R$
(459.24 MXN)
     +59.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 112.72 R$
(387.13 MXN)
141.05 R$
(484.39 MXN)
     +25.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Sao Paulo Edit Mexico City Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 151.97 R$
(521.92 MXN)
272.34 R$
(935.30 MXN)
     +79.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 190.45 R$
(654.08 MXN)
123.15 R$
(422.94 MXN)
     -35.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 R$
(137.37 MXN)
29.12 R$
(100.00 MXN)
     -27.2 %
Childcare
Sao Paulo Edit Mexico City Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,171.67 R$
(7,458.14 MXN)
2,111.75 R$
(7,252.38 MXN)
     -2.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 60,055.56 R$
(206,248.48 MXN)
50,987.09 R$
(175,104.70 MXN)
     -15.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sao Paulo Edit Mexico City Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 290.29 R$
(996.95 MXN)
336.66 R$
(1,156.20 MXN)
     +16.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 283.85 R$
(974.81 MXN)
217.16 R$
(745.80 MXN)
     -23.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 446.39 R$
(1,533.03 MXN)
544.13 R$
(1,868.71 MXN)
     +21.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 380.68 R$
(1,307.36 MXN)
523.01 R$
(1,796.19 MXN)
     +37.4 %
Rent Per Month
Sao Paulo Edit Mexico City Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,907.14 R$
(9,983.99 MXN)
4,983.67 R$
(17,115.38 MXN)
     +71.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,026.56 R$
(6,959.81 MXN)
2,956.60 R$
(10,153.85 MXN)
     +45.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,625.71 R$
(19,320.36 MXN)
9,716.92 R$
(33,370.76 MXN)
     +72.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,823.08 R$
(13,129.57 MXN)
6,445.53 R$
(22,135.84 MXN)
     +68.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sao Paulo Edit Mexico City Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,237.51 R$
(4,249.96 MXN)
1,438.44 R$
(4,940.02 MXN)
     +16.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 856.26 R$
(2,940.66 MXN)
1,057.83 R$
(3,632.91 MXN)
     +23.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Sao Paulo Edit Mexico City Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,336.08 R$
(8,022.78 MXN)
4,043.31 R$
(13,885.92 MXN)
     +73.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.76 11.06      +2.8 %
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