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Cost of Living in Mexico

Cost of living in Mexico is 53.07% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Mexico is 74.31% 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 290.00-550.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 MXN 70.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 25.00 MXN 18.00-40.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 45.00 MXN 30.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 36.40 MXN 25.00-50.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.09 MXN 10.00-20.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.58 MXN 6.00-15.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 60.51 MXN 49.21-71.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 23.19 MXN 15.42-30.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.69 MXN 5.44-11.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 24.55 MXN 18.00-34.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 41.39 MXN 22.68-54.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 36.07 MXN 22.68-52.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 55.42 MXN 38.56-77.11
Apples (1 lb) 15.89 MXN 11.34-20.41
Banana (1 lb) 7.11 MXN 4.54-11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 6.21 MXN 4.08-9.98
Tomato (1 lb) 8.11 MXN 5.44-12.42
Potato (1 lb) 8.09 MXN 4.54-12.25
Onion (1 lb) 7.83 MXN 4.54-12.25
Lettuce (1 head) 12.58 MXN 9.00-20.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.70 MXN 10.00-18.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 140.00 MXN 100.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 18.36 MXN 12.00-30.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 31.62 MXN 18.33-50.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 50.00 MXN 45.00-54.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8.00 MXN 6.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 MXN 200.00-500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 MXN 13.10-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 14.48 MXN 8.05-30.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 MXN 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 63.29 MXN 53.00-68.14
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 262,900.00 MXN 210,000.00-300,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 272,455.19 MXN 240,000.00-320,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 698.16 MXN 370.00-1,416.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.33 MXN 0.99-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 437.01 MXN 300.00-699.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 572.31 MXN 350.00-1,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 213.01 MXN 100.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 68.00 MXN 50.00-80.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,242.68 MXN 1,800.00-6,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 120,660.55 MXN 55,000.00-168,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 761.12 MXN 500.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 588.01 MXN 400.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,253.52 MXN 900.00-1,800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,075.14 MXN 700.00-1,971.30
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,240.66 MXN 2,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,450.07 MXN 1,600.00-6,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,571.10 MXN 5,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,139.69 MXN 3,500.00-15,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,737.10 MXN 836.12-3,716.09
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,258.31 MXN 593.46-2,322.56
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,666.34 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.05 9.00-15.00

Prices in Mexico

These data are based on 22158 entries in the past 18 months from 1837 different contributors.
Last update: February 2018
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 39.12 11.63 25.76 35.23 39.80 75.02
Mexico City 38.87 18.39 28.92 35.21 33.73 59.88
Chihuahua 37.24 6.14 22.12 37.30 33.79 64.16
Cancun 35.84 9.27 22.92 30.22 36.46 60.87
Guadalajara 35.31 9.78 22.90 34.54 31.38 75.08
Tijuana 34.97 10.63 23.14 32.70 33.29 42.92
Queretaro 34.20 9.69 22.29 33.47 28.65 62.40
Merida 33.73 7.59 21.02 32.31 27.46 37.02
Puebla 33.32 7.38 20.71 28.74 28.77 44.80
Puerto Vallarta 33.24 12.38 23.10 32.56 31.73 58.25
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