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Cost of Living in Mexico

Cost of living in Mexico is 52.54% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Mexico is 75.60% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 90.00 MXN 60.00-120.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 400.00 MXN 280.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 MXN 70.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 25.00 MXN 16.00-35.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 45.00 MXN 30.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 35.53 MXN 25.00-50.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 11.81 MXN 10.00-18.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.41 MXN 6.00-15.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 58.21 MXN 49.00-68.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 22.64 MXN 15.42-28.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.33 MXN 5.22-9.98
Eggs (12) 24.63 MXN 18.50-32.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 41.28 MXN 22.68-54.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 35.41 MXN 22.68-52.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 54.60 MXN 36.29-72.57
Apples (1 lb) 14.75 MXN 9.98-20.41
Banana (1 lb) 6.66 MXN 4.54-9.53
Oranges (1 lb) 5.97 MXN 3.63-9.07
Tomato (1 lb) 7.71 MXN 5.44-11.79
Potato (1 lb) 7.70 MXN 4.54-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 7.35 MXN 4.54-11.34
Lettuce (1 head) 11.89 MXN 8.00-20.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.58 MXN 10.00-16.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 125.00 MXN 100.00-180.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 18.22 MXN 13.00-27.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 31.22 MXN 20.00-50.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 49.00 MXN 45.00-50.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.50 MXN 6.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 MXN 200.00-450.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 MXN 13.10-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 15.00 MXN 8.05-27.36
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 MXN 90.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 58.44 MXN 51.10-68.14
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 260,000.00 MXN 200,000.00-290,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 261,967.91 MXN 232,000.00-310,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 716.57 MXN 367.57-1,416.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.47 MXN 1.00-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 399.64 MXN 300.00-599.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 586.01 MXN 350.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 199.62 MXN 100.00-400.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 65.00 MXN 50.00-80.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,294.01 MXN 2,000.00-5,333.33
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 153,816.67 MXN 66,000.00-168,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 730.19 MXN 500.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 590.02 MXN 400.00-999.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,201.17 MXN 899.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,037.63 MXN 700.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,736.56 MXN 2,500.00-9,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,063.69 MXN 1,500.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,601.83 MXN 5,000.00-18,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,536.74 MXN 3,500.00-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,449.06 MXN 743.22-2,787.07
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,083.90 MXN 557.41-1,858.05
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,906.11 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.99 9.00-15.00

Prices in Mexico

These data are based on 21769 entries in the past 18 months from 1658 different contributors.
Last update: June 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Mexico

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City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Monterrey 41.04 12.58 27.12 38.90 38.67 82.01
Mexico City 40.21 17.34 29.02 38.11 36.43 57.20
Cancun 38.38 10.39 24.69 32.04 37.39 55.82
Queretaro 37.28 9.48 23.68 36.38 32.13 56.75
Tijuana 37.04 9.39 23.51 34.97 34.60 43.95
Puerto Vallarta 36.26 10.66 23.74 35.90 33.18 56.84
Puebla 36.10 7.83 22.27 31.58 31.32 43.87
Guadalajara 36.04 8.37 22.51 36.43 32.11 54.87
Merida 35.86 7.74 22.11 35.79 28.48 33.29
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