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Cost of Living in Mexico

Cost of living in Mexico is 51.70% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Mexico is 74.99% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.08 $ 3.38-6.77
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 22.57 $ 15.80-28.21
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.51 $ 3.95-5.64
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.41 $ 0.96-1.97
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.54 $ 1.69-3.38
Cappuccino (regular) 2.02 $ 1.41-2.82
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.68 $ 0.56-1.02
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.54 $ 0.34-0.85
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.32 $ 2.76-3.84
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.29 $ 0.87-1.64
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.42 $ 0.31-0.56
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.36 $ 1.02-1.69
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.28-3.07
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.99 $ 1.28-2.82
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.06 $ 2.05-4.09
Apples (1 lb) 0.85 $ 0.59-1.15
Banana (1 lb) 0.38 $ 0.26-0.54
Oranges (1 lb) 0.34 $ 0.20-0.51
Tomato (1 lb) 0.44 $ 0.31-0.67
Potato (1 lb) 0.43 $ 0.26-0.64
Onion (1 lb) 0.41 $ 0.26-0.64
Lettuce (1 head) 0.68 $ 0.45-1.13
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.76 $ 0.56-0.90
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.33 $ 5.64-10.15
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.03 $ 0.73-1.69
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.77 $ 1.07-2.82
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.76 $ 2.54-2.82
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.44 $ 0.34-0.56
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 16.92 $ 11.28-27.08
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.69 $ 0.74-2.26
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.82 $ 0.45-1.40
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.77 $ 5.08-11.28
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.36 $ 2.90-3.84
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,667.74 $ 11,282.88-16,303.76
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,828.96 $ 13,144.55-17,347.43
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 40.00 $ 20.87-73.34
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 $ 0.06-0.17
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.06 $ 16.92-33.85
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.56 $ 19.75-56.41
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.45 $ 5.64-22.57
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.67 $ 2.82-4.51
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 183.34 $ 101.55-282.07
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,098.26 $ 3,384.86-9,477.62
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.85 $ 28.21-56.41
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.35 $ 22.57-56.41
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 68.74 $ 50.77-84.62
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 58.52 $ 39.49-84.62
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 272.91 $ 141.04-507.73
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 179.38 $ 84.62-338.49
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 543.68 $ 282.07-1,015.46
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 375.68 $ 197.45-676.97
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 84.26 $ 41.93-157.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63.11 $ 31.45-104.82
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 553.03 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.10 0.51-0.85

Prices in Mexico

These data are based on 21636 entries in the past 18 months from 1709 different contributors.
Last update: August 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
Mexico City 41.95 18.36 30.45 40.25 36.59 50.80
Monterrey 41.38 12.53 27.31 39.18 38.55 72.80
Cancun 39.20 10.16 25.04 33.02 38.45 53.82
Queretaro 38.37 10.17 24.62 37.75 33.02 53.37
Tijuana 37.96 10.16 24.40 37.32 34.77 41.74
Guadalajara 37.46 8.91 23.54 37.72 33.41 53.38
Merida 37.28 8.79 23.39 38.16 28.78 31.11
Puerto Vallarta 36.78 10.77 24.10 37.00 33.44 52.46
Puebla 36.45 8.10 22.62 32.32 31.11 42.36
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