Cost of Living Comparison Between Mexico City and Merida 

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Consumer Prices in Merida are 9.15% lower than in Mexico City (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Merida are 21.35% lower than in Mexico City
Rent Prices in Merida are 49.18% lower than in Mexico City
Restaurant Prices in Merida are 30.55% lower than in Mexico City
Groceries Prices in Merida are 3.48% higher than in Mexico City
Local Purchasing Power in Merida is 29.98% lower than in Mexico City
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Restaurants
Mexico City Edit Merida Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 MXN 87.50 MXN      -41.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 MXN 500.00 MXN      -37.50 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 MXN 100.00 MXN      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 MXN 32.50 MXN      -18.75 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.00 MXN 60.00 MXN      -14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 45.00 MXN 48.33 MXN      +7.41 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 17.21 MXN 13.36 MXN      -22.38 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.02 MXN 11.75 MXN      -9.76 %
Markets
Mexico City Edit Merida Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 79.05 MXN 73.02 MXN      -7.63 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 28.46 MXN 25.40 MXN      -10.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.80 MXN 7.78 MXN      -34.09 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 33.55 MXN 28.94 MXN      -13.77 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 51.11 MXN 62.61 MXN      +22.49 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 44.31 MXN 51.91 MXN      +17.14 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 73.67 MXN 73.51 MXN      -0.23 %
Apples (1 lb) 19.14 MXN 20.61 MXN      +7.65 %
Banana (1 lb) 9.79 MXN 8.47 MXN      -13.52 %
Oranges (1 lb) 9.48 MXN 13.61 MXN      +43.61 %
Tomato (1 lb) 12.84 MXN 11.93 MXN      -7.11 %
Potato (1 lb) 11.71 MXN 11.24 MXN      -4.04 %
Onion (1 lb) 10.64 MXN 11.29 MXN      +6.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 16.99 MXN 16.72 MXN      -1.57 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.94 MXN 16.00 MXN      +7.07 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 180.00 MXN 200.00 MXN      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 23.43 MXN 23.05 MXN      -1.63 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 44.59 MXN 38.93 MXN      -12.69 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 60.00 MXN 60.00 MXN      0.00 %
Transportation
Mexico City Edit Merida Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 MXN 8.00 MXN      +33.33 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 MXN 525.00 MXN      +75.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 15.00 MXN 27.50 MXN      +83.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 9.66 MXN 26.09 MXN      +170.23 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 103.50 MXN 200.00 MXN      +93.24 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 75.03 MXN 73.22 MXN      -2.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 375,000.00 MXN 225,000.00 MXN      -40.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 320,924.76 MXN 310,000.00 MXN      -3.40 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Mexico City Edit Merida Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 765.21 MXN 840.00 MXN      +9.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.66 MXN 2.50 MXN      +50.64 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 564.24 MXN 527.54 MXN      -6.50 %
Sports And Leisure
Mexico City Edit Merida Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,055.71 MXN 593.62 MXN      -43.77 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 357.04 MXN 313.75 MXN      -12.12 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 80.00 MXN 80.00 MXN      0.00 %
Childcare
Mexico City Edit Merida Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,285.71 MXN 2,614.29 MXN      -58.41 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 121,455.17 MXN 45,000.00 MXN      -62.95 %
Clothing And Shoes
Mexico City Edit Merida Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 889.79 MXN 930.62 MXN      +4.59 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 752.24 MXN 567.88 MXN      -24.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,568.75 MXN 1,539.03 MXN      -1.89 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,500.84 MXN 1,157.14 MXN      -22.90 %
Rent Per Month
Mexico City Edit Merida Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,542.91 MXN 6,875.00 MXN      -45.19 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,358.40 MXN 3,791.67 MXN      -48.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 24,491.07 MXN 11,580.00 MXN      -52.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,891.67 MXN 7,883.08 MXN      -47.06 %
Buy Apartment Price
Mexico City Edit Merida Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,461.98 MXN 2,416.78 MXN      -45.84 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,690.67 MXN 2,382.32 MXN      -11.46 %
Salaries And Financing
Mexico City Edit Merida Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,845.74 MXN 7,625.00 MXN      -44.93 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.96 16.50      +50.60 %
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