Cost of Living Comparison Between Tulum and Playa del Carmen 

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Consumer Prices in Playa del Carmen are 1.6% lower than in Tulum (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Playa del Carmen are 3.4% higher than in Tulum
Rent Prices in Playa del Carmen are 14.3% higher than in Tulum
Restaurant Prices in Playa del Carmen are 10.6% lower than in Tulum
Groceries Prices in Playa del Carmen are 7.3% lower than in Tulum
Local Purchasing Power in Playa del Carmen is 58.6% higher than in Tulum
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Restaurants
Tulum Edit Playa del Carmen Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.22 $
(135.99 MXN)
5.04 $
(95.00 MXN)
     -30.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 37.15 $
(700.00 MXN)
30.00 $
(565.31 MXN)
     -19.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.52 $
(104.06 MXN)
6.63 $
(125.00 MXN)
     +20.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.39 $
(45.00 MXN)
2.83 $
(53.27 MXN)
     +18.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.32 $
(62.50 MXN)
4.51 $
(85.00 MXN)
     +36.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.32 $
(43.75 MXN)
2.77 $
(52.14 MXN)
     +19.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.93 $
(17.57 MXN)
1.09 $
(20.61 MXN)
     +17.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.73 $
(13.84 MXN)
0.69 $
(13.00 MXN)
     -6.1 %
Markets
Tulum Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.75 $
(89.59 MXN)
4.34 $
(81.86 MXN)
     -8.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.70 $
(32.12 MXN)
1.72 $
(32.43 MXN)
     +1.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.54 $
(10.21 MXN)
0.46 $
(8.58 MXN)
     -15.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.57 $
(29.53 MXN)
1.80 $
(33.83 MXN)
     +14.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.40 $
(64.11 MXN)
2.82 $
(53.15 MXN)
     -17.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.48 $
(46.72 MXN)
3.40 $
(64.02 MXN)
     +37.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.23 $
(136.16 MXN)
4.89 $
(92.08 MXN)
     -32.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.15 $
(21.68 MXN)
0.92 $
(17.27 MXN)
     -20.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.48 $
(9.07 MXN)
0.45 $
(8.48 MXN)
     -6.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.47 $
(8.92 MXN)
0.62 $
(11.63 MXN)
     +30.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.62 $
(11.62 MXN)
0.54 $
(10.24 MXN)
     -11.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 $
(10.32 MXN)
0.75 $
(14.05 MXN)
     +36.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 $
(13.79 MXN)
0.78 $
(14.63 MXN)
     +6.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 $
(19.12 MXN)
0.89 $
(16.71 MXN)
     -12.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.91 $
(17.14 MXN)
1.06 $
(20.00 MXN)
     +16.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.76 $
(165.00 MXN)
8.49 $
(160.00 MXN)
     -3.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.41 $
(26.57 MXN)
1.22 $
(22.93 MXN)
     -13.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(46.88 MXN)
1.95 $
(36.67 MXN)
     -21.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.71 $
(70.00 MXN)
3.61 $
(68.00 MXN)
     -2.9 %
Transportation
Tulum Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.33 $
(25.00 MXN)
0.53 $
(10.00 MXN)
     -60.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21.23 $
(400.00 MXN)
15.92 $
(300.00 MXN)
     -25.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.86 $
(35.00 MXN)
2.39 $
(45.00 MXN)
     +28.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.86 $
(35.00 MXN)
3.84 $
(72.42 MXN)
     +106.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7.96 $
(150.00 MXN)
13.27 $
(250.00 MXN)
     +66.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.54 $
(85.63 MXN)
4.70 $
(88.59 MXN)
     +3.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,744.94 $
(240,160.48 MXN)
19,104.63 $
(360,000.00 MXN)
     +49.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,612.67 $
(331,886.18 MXN)
21,227.37 $
(400,000.00 MXN)
     +20.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tulum Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 62.36 $
(1,175.00 MXN)
93.89 $
(1,769.23 MXN)
     +50.6 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 $
(1.00 MXN)
0.03 $
(0.65 MXN)
     -35.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.86 $
(525.00 MXN)
22.45 $
(423.00 MXN)
     -19.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Tulum Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.38 $
(1,100.00 MXN)
45.33 $
(854.14 MXN)
     -22.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.59 $
(275.00 MXN)
15.92 $
(300.00 MXN)
     +9.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.18 $
(60.00 MXN)
3.95 $
(74.50 MXN)
     +24.2 %
Childcare
Tulum Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 140.10 $
(2,640.00 MXN)
291.88 $
(5,500.00 MXN)
     +108.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,664.37 $
(69,050.00 MXN)
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Clothing And Shoes
Tulum Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 16.19 $
(305.00 MXN)
41.13 $
(775.00 MXN)
     +154.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.84 $
(600.00 MXN)
27.42 $
(516.67 MXN)
     -13.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 63.68 $
(1,200.00 MXN)
79.60 $
(1,500.00 MXN)
     +25.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 34.49 $
(650.00 MXN)
66.34 $
(1,250.00 MXN)
     +92.3 %
Rent Per Month
Tulum Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 589.25 $
(11,103.60 MXN)
930.73 $
(17,538.27 MXN)
     +58.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 577.12 $
(10,875.00 MXN)
614.08 $
(11,571.43 MXN)
     +6.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,472.65 $
(27,750.00 MXN)
1,517.76 $
(28,600.00 MXN)
     +3.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 796.03 $
(15,000.00 MXN)
862.36 $
(16,250.00 MXN)
     +8.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tulum Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 165.11 $
(3,111.18 MXN)
123.88 $
(2,334.34 MXN)
     -25.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 134.37 $
(2,531.94 MXN)
97.17 $
(1,831.00 MXN)
     -27.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Tulum Edit Playa del Carmen Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 420.83 $
(7,930.00 MXN)
689.89 $
(13,000.00 MXN)
     +63.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.90 10.50      -11.8 %
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