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Cost of Living in Mexico

Cost of living in Mexico is 55.59% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Mexico is 74.97% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.54 $ 3.03-6.56
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.18 $ 15.13-30.27
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.29 $ 3.53-5.04
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.36 $ 0.91-2.02
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.27 $ 1.51-3.28
Cappuccino (regular) 1.85 $ 1.26-2.52
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.62 $ 0.50-1.01
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.49 $ 0.30-0.76
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.10 $ 2.48-3.63
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.17 $ 0.78-1.51
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.27-0.57
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.26 $ 0.97-1.77
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.08 $ 1.14-2.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.26-2.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.84 $ 1.94-3.89
Apples (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.57-1.03
Banana (1 lb) 0.37 $ 0.23-0.57
Oranges (1 lb) 0.32 $ 0.20-0.55
Tomato (1 lb) 0.41 $ 0.27-0.64
Potato (1 lb) 0.42 $ 0.23-0.64
Onion (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.23-0.62
Lettuce (1 head) 0.64 $ 0.45-1.01
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.70 $ 0.50-0.91
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.06 $ 5.04-10.09
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.91 $ 0.61-1.51
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.62 $ 0.92-2.52
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.52 $ 2.27-2.72
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.40 $ 0.30-0.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 16.14 $ 10.09-26.32
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.51 $ 0.66-2.02
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.73 $ 0.41-1.62
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.05 $ 4.54-10.09
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.30 $ 2.86-3.63
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,073.92 $ 10,594.79-17,650.41
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,945.18 $ 12,106.60-16,142.13
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 35.99 $ 18.54-65.58
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.05-0.15
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.30 $ 15.13-37.78
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.16 $ 17.66-50.44
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.49 $ 4.54-22.70
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.53 $ 2.52-4.04
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 159.07 $ 90.80-302.66
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,308.48 $ 2,269.99-8,474.62
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38.29 $ 25.22-50.44
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.40 $ 17.66-50.44
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 64.23 $ 45.40-90.80
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 54.94 $ 35.31-100.89
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 273.84 $ 126.11-504.44
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 183.88 $ 100.84-353.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 557.66 $ 252.22-1,059.33
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 390.14 $ 201.78-756.66
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 97.42 $ 42.18-210.89
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68.26 $ 28.12-132.66
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 476.33 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.25 0.45-0.76

Prices in Mexico

These data are based on 22968 entries in the past 18 months from 1903 different contributors.
Last update: May 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 35.41 11.59 24.09 30.38 35.89 76.62
Mexico City 34.14 18.15 26.54 30.14 30.15 55.79
Guadalajara 32.41 9.22 21.39 30.23 29.37 64.85
Tijuana 32.40 9.86 21.69 28.24 30.23 57.70
Cancun 32.22 9.90 21.62 28.08 31.63 55.77
Queretaro 31.61 9.26 20.99 29.51 28.27 60.31
Merida 29.96 6.65 18.89 27.61 24.58 40.90
Puebla 29.74 7.65 19.24 25.43 24.73 44.65
Puerto Vallarta 29.35 13.90 22.01 28.06 28.38 57.52
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