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Cost of Living in Mexico

Cost of living in Mexico is 52.52% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Mexico is 73.57% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 MXN 63.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 450.00 MXN 300.00-600.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 89.00 MXN 70.00-109.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 MXN 20.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 MXN 35.00-70.00
Cappuccino (regular) 38.06 MXN 25.00-50.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 13.29 MXN 10.00-20.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.29 MXN 7.00-15.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 65.02 MXN 53.00-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 25.13 MXN 18.14-31.75
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.22 MXN 5.44-11.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 26.01 MXN 20.00-35.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 42.83 MXN 22.68-58.97
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 38.95 MXN 24.95-54.43
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 58.60 MXN 40.37-78.93
Apples (1 lb) 16.78 MXN 13.15-20.87
Banana (1 lb) 7.58 MXN 5.40-11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 6.78 MXN 4.54-11.34
Tomato (1 lb) 8.64 MXN 5.44-12.93
Potato (1 lb) 9.10 MXN 5.44-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 8.39 MXN 4.54-13.61
Lettuce (1 head) 13.97 MXN 10.00-22.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.23 MXN 10.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 MXN 100.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 18.07 MXN 11.00-30.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 35.00 MXN 20.00-55.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 MXN 45.00-55.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8.00 MXN 6.00-11.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 350.00 MXN 200.00-525.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 MXN 14.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 MXN 8.05-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 MXN 80.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 71.45 MXN 64.35-75.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 295,200.00 MXN 220,000.00-350,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 290,839.07 MXN 250,000.00-341,400.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 721.10 MXN 350.00-1,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.26 MXN 0.85-2.67
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 477.71 MXN 330.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 546.04 MXN 350.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 211.17 MXN 100.00-450.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 70.00 MXN 52.00-80.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,127.30 MXN 2,000.00-5,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 91,425.13 MXN 42,000.00-168,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 785.64 MXN 500.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 575.00 MXN 350.00-850.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,305.53 MXN 900.00-1,800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,144.54 MXN 800.00-2,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,789.77 MXN 3,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,860.32 MXN 2,000.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,139.52 MXN 5,500.00-24,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,285.45 MXN 4,000.00-15,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,187.50 MXN 929.02-4,583.15
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,418.14 MXN 603.86-2,787.07
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,672.33 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.01 9.00-14.00

Prices in Mexico

These data are based on 23909 entries in the past 18 months from 2140 different contributors.
Last update: February 2019
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
Tijuana 37.59 11.74 25.24 35.88 34.94 44.56
Cancun 37.22 12.60 25.45 33.63 33.55 46.81
Monterrey 36.16 12.01 24.62 32.79 33.84 64.84
Mexico City 35.48 17.80 27.04 32.37 31.31 50.78
Queretaro 33.50 9.51 22.03 31.78 29.19 53.11
Guadalajara 33.36 9.48 21.95 32.11 29.15 48.17
Puebla 32.12 7.38 20.30 29.88 25.16 39.93
Merida 30.76 7.50 19.65 28.62 25.70 43.32
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