Cost of Living Comparison Between Tulum and Cancun 

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Consumer Prices in Cancun are 2.8% higher than in Tulum (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cancun are 4.8% lower than in Tulum
Rent Prices in Cancun are 21.5% lower than in Tulum
Restaurant Prices in Cancun are 18.9% higher than in Tulum
Groceries Prices in Cancun are 3.4% lower than in Tulum
Local Purchasing Power in Cancun is 69.0% higher than in Tulum
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Restaurants
Tulum Edit Cancun Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 135.05 MXN 180.00 MXN      +33.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 MXN 800.00 MXN      +14.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 103.26 MXN 111.51 MXN      +8.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 MXN 38.59 MXN      -14.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 62.50 MXN 60.00 MXN      -4.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 43.75 MXN 49.42 MXN      +13.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 17.55 MXN 22.95 MXN      +30.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.75 MXN 19.05 MXN      +38.5 %
Markets
Tulum Edit Cancun Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 89.59 MXN 86.59 MXN      -3.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 32.12 MXN 26.85 MXN      -16.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.21 MXN 11.44 MXN      +12.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 29.53 MXN 36.83 MXN      +24.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 64.11 MXN 76.01 MXN      +18.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 46.72 MXN 54.09 MXN      +15.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 135.62 MXN 82.10 MXN      -39.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 21.68 MXN 25.40 MXN      +17.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 9.07 MXN 10.89 MXN      +20.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 8.92 MXN 13.38 MXN      +50.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 11.62 MXN 12.05 MXN      +3.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 10.30 MXN 12.69 MXN      +23.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 13.76 MXN 14.80 MXN      +7.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 19.12 MXN 12.42 MXN      -35.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 17.14 MXN 14.88 MXN      -13.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 165.00 MXN 180.00 MXN      +9.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 26.57 MXN 26.59 MXN      +0.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 46.88 MXN 43.78 MXN      -6.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 70.00 MXN 64.00 MXN      -8.6 %
Transportation
Tulum Edit Cancun Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 MXN 12.00 MXN      -52.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 400.00 MXN 521.74 MXN      +30.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 MXN 50.00 MXN      +42.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 35.00 MXN 57.19 MXN      +63.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 MXN 200.00 MXN      +33.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 85.63 MXN 87.57 MXN      +2.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 240,160.48 MXN 237,500.00 MXN      -1.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 331,886.18 MXN 331,120.00 MXN      -0.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tulum Edit Cancun Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,175.00 MXN 1,611.71 MXN      +37.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.00 MXN 2.66 MXN      +166.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 525.00 MXN 473.86 MXN      -9.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Tulum Edit Cancun Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,100.00 MXN 593.75 MXN      -46.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 275.00 MXN 162.50 MXN      -40.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 MXN 70.00 MXN      +16.7 %
Childcare
Tulum Edit Cancun Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,640.00 MXN 3,270.00 MXN      +23.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 69,050.00 MXN 108,500.00 MXN      +57.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tulum Edit Cancun Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 305.00 MXN 750.00 MXN      +145.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 600.00 MXN 665.67 MXN      +10.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 MXN 1,400.00 MXN      +16.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 650.00 MXN 1,340.00 MXN      +106.2 %
Rent Per Month
Tulum Edit Cancun Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,103.60 MXN 11,111.11 MXN      +0.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,875.00 MXN 6,504.44 MXN      -40.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 27,750.00 MXN 18,793.92 MXN      -32.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,000.00 MXN 14,222.22 MXN      -5.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tulum Edit Cancun Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,089.97 MXN 1,946.56 MXN      -37.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,512.36 MXN 1,765.14 MXN      -29.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Tulum Edit Cancun Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,930.00 MXN 12,758.83 MXN      +60.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.90 10.58      -11.1 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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