Cost of Living Comparison Between Monterrey and Mexico City 

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Consumer Prices in Mexico City are 10.3% lower than in Monterrey (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Mexico City are 7.3% lower than in Monterrey
Rent Prices in Mexico City are 0.2% lower than in Monterrey
Restaurant Prices in Mexico City are 10.2% lower than in Monterrey
Groceries Prices in Mexico City are 5.0% lower than in Monterrey
Local Purchasing Power in Mexico City is 24.6% lower than in Monterrey
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Restaurants
Monterrey Edit Mexico City Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 MXN 165.00 MXN      -34.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 900.00 MXN 1,000.00 MXN      +11.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 MXN 150.00 MXN      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 MXN 50.00 MXN      0.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 60.00 MXN 80.00 MXN      +33.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 58.67 MXN 57.07 MXN      -2.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 26.52 MXN 21.35 MXN      -19.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 20.64 MXN 14.84 MXN      -28.1 %
Markets
Monterrey Edit Mexico City Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 109.57 MXN 104.17 MXN      -4.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 44.49 MXN 39.61 MXN      -11.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 15.61 MXN 14.94 MXN      -4.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 54.97 MXN 40.94 MXN      -25.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 85.00 MXN 84.34 MXN      -0.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 75.15 MXN 67.19 MXN      -10.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 100.22 MXN 97.00 MXN      -3.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 24.34 MXN 23.95 MXN      -1.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 11.13 MXN 11.38 MXN      +2.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 13.91 MXN 14.36 MXN      +3.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 14.97 MXN 15.33 MXN      +2.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 18.06 MXN 16.79 MXN      -7.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 14.48 MXN 15.39 MXN      +6.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 28.57 MXN 22.21 MXN      -22.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 18.83 MXN 16.61 MXN      -11.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 250.00 MXN 250.00 MXN      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 28.19 MXN 30.13 MXN      +6.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 MXN 56.88 MXN      +13.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 75.00 MXN 75.00 MXN      0.0 %
Transportation
Monterrey Edit Mexico City Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 MXN 6.00 MXN      -60.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 850.00 MXN 360.00 MXN      -57.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 32.50 MXN 20.00 MXN      -38.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 MXN 15.29 MXN      -52.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 MXN 120.00 MXN      -60.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 92.85 MXN 91.79 MXN      -1.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 450,000.00 MXN 380,000.00 MXN      -15.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 461,630.00 MXN 409,860.71 MXN      -11.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Monterrey Edit Mexico City Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,342.50 MXN 879.09 MXN      -62.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 482.06 MXN 459.24 MXN      -4.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 559.94 MXN 481.79 MXN      -14.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Monterrey Edit Mexico City Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 721.05 MXN 940.59 MXN      +30.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 391.67 MXN 422.94 MXN      +8.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 110.00 MXN 100.00 MXN      -9.1 %
Childcare
Monterrey Edit Mexico City Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,416.67 MXN 7,252.38 MXN      +33.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 124,200.00 MXN 174,348.93 MXN      +40.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Monterrey Edit Mexico City Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,056.79 MXN 1,142.78 MXN      +8.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 835.64 MXN 731.80 MXN      -12.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,868.42 MXN 1,868.71 MXN      +0.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,925.00 MXN 1,789.18 MXN      -7.1 %
Rent Per Month
Monterrey Edit Mexico City Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 18,250.00 MXN 17,407.41 MXN      -4.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,500.00 MXN 9,960.00 MXN      -20.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 31,000.00 MXN 33,676.60 MXN      +8.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,875.00 MXN 21,393.04 MXN      +2.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Monterrey Edit Mexico City Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,134.15 MXN 4,940.02 MXN      +19.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,861.15 MXN 3,632.91 MXN      +27.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Monterrey Edit Mexico City Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 20,039.75 MXN 14,001.21 MXN      -30.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.71 11.13      -4.9 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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