Cost of Living Comparison Between Cancun and Playa del Carmen 

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Consumer Prices in Playa del Carmen are 12.9% lower than in Cancun (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Playa del Carmen are 3.1% lower than in Cancun
Rent Prices in Playa del Carmen are 27.1% higher than in Cancun
Restaurant Prices in Playa del Carmen are 30.0% lower than in Cancun
Groceries Prices in Playa del Carmen are 7.5% lower than in Cancun
Local Purchasing Power in Playa del Carmen is 0.4% higher than in Cancun
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Restaurants
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 261.55 MXN 150.00 MXN      -42.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 880.00 MXN 700.00 MXN      -20.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 173.65 MXN 125.00 MXN      -28.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 60.00 MXN 60.00 MXN      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 105.00 MXN 80.00 MXN      -23.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 76.89 MXN 59.30 MXN      -22.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 31.55 MXN 24.17 MXN      -23.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 25.37 MXN 17.05 MXN      -32.8 %
Markets
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 99.23 MXN 99.68 MXN      +0.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.38 MXN 31.33 MXN      -26.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 14.26 MXN 8.39 MXN      -41.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 43.35 MXN 52.40 MXN      +20.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 77.68 MXN 65.43 MXN      -15.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 57.83 MXN 65.77 MXN      +13.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 78.47 MXN 106.93 MXN      +36.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 26.62 MXN 17.31 MXN      -35.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 12.64 MXN 10.09 MXN      -20.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 27.94 MXN 11.34 MXN      -59.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 15.56 MXN 17.86 MXN      +14.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.96 MXN 17.54 MXN      -2.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.49 MXN 16.29 MXN      -16.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 20.84 MXN 22.33 MXN      +7.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 20.71 MXN 17.20 MXN      -17.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 180.00 MXN 160.00 MXN      -11.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 26.45 MXN 27.83 MXN      +5.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 52.36 MXN 52.33 MXN      -0.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 75.00 MXN 76.00 MXN      +1.3 %
Transportation
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 12.00 MXN 10.00 MXN      -16.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 869.57 MXN 600.00 MXN      -31.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 55.00 MXN 50.00 MXN      -9.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 MXN 72.42 MXN      +12.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 173.65 MXN 225.00 MXN      +29.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 91.30 MXN 90.84 MXN      -0.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 522,500.00 MXN 360,000.00 MXN      -31.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 406,225.00 MXN 400,000.00 MXN      -1.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,716.91 MXN 1,407.93 MXN      -18.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 438.20 MXN 416.62 MXN      -4.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 541.75 MXN 467.09 MXN      -13.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 566.33 MXN 820.16 MXN      +44.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 275.91 MXN 250.00 MXN      -9.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 82.50 MXN 75.00 MXN      -9.1 %
Childcare
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,000.00 MXN 5,166.67 MXN      +3.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 144,000.00 MXN 54,000.00 MXN      -62.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 952.28 MXN 998.20 MXN      +4.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 621.02 MXN 622.75 MXN      +0.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,589.41 MXN 1,194.59 MXN      -24.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,926.18 MXN 1,294.59 MXN      -32.8 %
Rent Per Month
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,759.74 MXN 15,062.50 MXN      +18.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,428.57 MXN 9,866.67 MXN      +17.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 21,694.26 MXN 34,166.67 MXN      +57.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,625.00 MXN 16,555.56 MXN      -0.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,043.85 MXN 4,510.14 MXN      +120.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,477.39 MXN 3,015.13 MXN      +21.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,714.29 MXN 13,333.33 MXN      -2.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.40 11.50      +0.9 %
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