Cost of Living Comparison Between Cancun and Playa del Carmen 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Playa del Carmen are 14.9% lower than in Cancun (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Playa del Carmen are 6.6% lower than in Cancun
Rent Prices in Playa del Carmen are 17.9% higher than in Cancun
Restaurant Prices in Playa del Carmen are 30.6% lower than in Cancun
Groceries Prices in Playa del Carmen are 13.2% lower than in Cancun
Local Purchasing Power in Playa del Carmen is 5.9% higher than in Cancun
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
Restaurants
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 14.00 $
(238.22 MXN)
7.35 $
(125.00 MXN)
     -47.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 51.72 $
(880.00 MXN)
40.00 $
(680.64 MXN)
     -22.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(170.16 MXN)
7.35 $
(125.00 MXN)
     -26.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.25 $
(55.36 MXN)
3.53 $
(60.00 MXN)
     +8.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.29 $
(90.00 MXN)
4.70 $
(80.00 MXN)
     -11.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.11 $
(70.00 MXN)
3.48 $
(59.30 MXN)
     -15.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.90 $
(32.32 MXN)
1.42 $
(24.13 MXN)
     -25.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 $
(27.29 MXN)
1.00 $
(17.00 MXN)
     -37.7 %
Markets
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.77 $
(98.11 MXN)
5.86 $
(99.68 MXN)
     +1.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.74 $
(46.70 MXN)
1.84 $
(31.24 MXN)
     -33.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.88 $
(15.00 MXN)
0.49 $
(8.39 MXN)
     -44.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.46 $
(58.93 MXN)
3.08 $
(52.40 MXN)
     -11.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.52 $
(93.85 MXN)
3.85 $
(65.43 MXN)
     -30.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.75 $
(63.84 MXN)
3.87 $
(65.77 MXN)
     +3.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.61 $
(78.47 MXN)
6.28 $
(106.93 MXN)
     +36.3 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.63 $
(27.68 MXN)
1.02 $
(17.31 MXN)
     -37.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 $
(13.22 MXN)
0.58 $
(9.78 MXN)
     -26.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.63 $
(27.81 MXN)
0.67 $
(11.34 MXN)
     -59.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.94 $
(16.05 MXN)
1.05 $
(17.86 MXN)
     +11.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.05 $
(17.92 MXN)
1.03 $
(17.54 MXN)
     -2.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 $
(19.87 MXN)
0.88 $
(15.01 MXN)
     -24.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.22 $
(20.75 MXN)
1.31 $
(22.33 MXN)
     +7.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.22 $
(20.71 MXN)
1.01 $
(17.20 MXN)
     -17.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.87 $
(185.00 MXN)
9.40 $
(160.00 MXN)
     -13.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.55 $
(26.33 MXN)
1.64 $
(27.83 MXN)
     +5.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.06 $
(52.02 MXN)
3.08 $
(52.33 MXN)
     +0.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.41 $
(75.00 MXN)
4.47 $
(76.00 MXN)
     +1.3 %
Transportation
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.71 $
(12.00 MXN)
0.59 $
(10.00 MXN)
     -16.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 51.10 $
(869.57 MXN)
35.26 $
(600.00 MXN)
     -31.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.23 $
(55.00 MXN)
2.94 $
(50.00 MXN)
     -9.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.78 $
(64.37 MXN)
4.26 $
(72.42 MXN)
     +12.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $
(170.16 MXN)
13.22 $
(225.00 MXN)
     +32.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 $
(90.38 MXN)
5.32 $
(90.60 MXN)
     +0.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,706.57 $
(522,500.00 MXN)
21,156.68 $
(360,000.00 MXN)
     -31.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,873.26 $
(406,225.00 MXN)
23,507.43 $
(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 100.56 $
(1,711.10 MXN)
82.61 $
(1,405.75 MXN)
     -17.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 25.88 $
(440.33 MXN)
24.48 $
(416.62 MXN)
     -5.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.81 $
(507.17 MXN)
27.45 $
(467.09 MXN)
     -7.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.28 $
(566.33 MXN)
54.66 $
(930.07 MXN)
     +64.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.79 $
(336.72 MXN)
14.69 $
(250.00 MXN)
     -25.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.85 $
(82.50 MXN)
4.41 $
(75.00 MXN)
     -9.1 %
Childcare
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 293.84 $
(5,000.00 MXN)
303.64 $
(5,166.67 MXN)
     +3.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,462.67 $
(144,000.00 MXN)
3,173.50 $
(54,000.00 MXN)
     -62.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.84 $
(950.10 MXN)
58.39 $
(993.55 MXN)
     +4.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.41 $
(619.57 MXN)
36.26 $
(616.93 MXN)
     -0.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.07 $
(1,583.60 MXN)
69.38 $
(1,180.64 MXN)
     -25.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 112.43 $
(1,913.10 MXN)
75.26 $
(1,280.64 MXN)
     -33.1 %
Rent Per Month
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 899.30 $
(15,302.39 MXN)
885.20 $
(15,062.50 MXN)
     -1.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 528.92 $
(9,000.00 MXN)
579.85 $
(9,866.67 MXN)
     +9.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,326.75 $
(22,575.84 MXN)
2,007.93 $
(34,166.67 MXN)
     +51.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,015.86 $
(17,285.71 MXN)
972.95 $
(16,555.56 MXN)
     -4.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 120.11 $
(2,043.85 MXN)
262.20 $
(4,461.52 MXN)
     +118.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 145.59 $
(2,477.39 MXN)
176.56 $
(3,004.33 MXN)
     +21.3 %
Salaries And Financing
Cancun Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 760.24 $
(12,936.14 MXN)
752.24 $
(12,800.00 MXN)
     -1.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.40 11.50      +0.9 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
Contributors in the past 12 months:3132
Cities near Playa del Carmen: