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Cost of Living in Mexico

Cost of living in Mexico is 54.30% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Mexico is 76.17% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.81 $ 3.21-6.41
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 21.37 $ 16.03-26.71
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.27 $ 3.74-5.34
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.34 $ 0.85-1.87
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.40 $ 1.60-3.21
Cappuccino (regular) 1.88 $ 1.34-2.67
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.64 $ 0.51-0.96
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.50 $ 0.32-0.80
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.11 $ 2.63-3.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.21 $ 0.80-1.55
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.27-0.53
Eggs (12) 1.32 $ 1.03-1.71
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.19 $ 1.21-2.91
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.91 $ 1.21-2.79
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.94 $ 1.94-3.88
Apples (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.51-1.09
Banana (1 lb) 0.35 $ 0.24-0.48
Oranges (1 lb) 0.32 $ 0.19-0.48
Tomato (1 lb) 0.41 $ 0.29-0.63
Potato (1 lb) 0.41 $ 0.27-0.61
Onion (1 lb) 0.40 $ 0.24-0.61
Lettuce (1 head) 0.63 $ 0.43-1.07
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.72 $ 0.53-0.85
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.41 $ 5.34-9.62
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.97 $ 0.69-1.44
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.68 $ 1.07-2.67
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.60 $ 2.40-2.67
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.40 $ 0.32-0.53
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 16.03 $ 10.69-24.04
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.34 $ 0.69-2.14
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.80 $ 0.43-1.46
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.41 $ 4.81-10.69
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.09 $ 2.73-3.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,891.15 $ 10,685.50-15,440.55
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,998.52 $ 12,395.18-16,428.95
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 38.10 $ 18.70-73.80
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 $ 0.05-0.16
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.09 $ 16.03-29.39
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.76 $ 18.70-53.43
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.89 $ 5.34-21.37
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.47 $ 2.67-4.27
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 180.11 $ 106.85-267.14
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,704.57 $ 4,231.46-8,975.82
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38.84 $ 26.71-53.43
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.21 $ 21.37-53.37
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 64.51 $ 48.08-80.14
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 55.95 $ 37.40-80.14
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 252.73 $ 133.57-480.85
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 165.86 $ 80.14-320.56
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 525.58 $ 267.14-988.41
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 354.79 $ 187.00-641.13
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 75.77 $ 39.71-145.93
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 55.49 $ 29.78-99.27
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 534.24 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.95 0.48-0.80

Prices in Mexico

These data are based on 20959 entries in the past 18 months from 1594 different contributors.
Last update: May 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 39.14 11.98 25.83 36.84 37.16 83.46
Mexico City 38.64 16.23 27.65 36.63 35.16 59.68
Cancun 36.32 9.86 23.35 30.32 36.06 56.08
Queretaro 35.31 9.17 22.49 34.59 29.75 57.04
Guadalajara 34.64 7.89 21.52 34.71 31.50 56.07
Tijuana 34.53 8.73 21.88 32.54 32.58 45.13
Puebla 34.44 7.48 21.22 30.27 30.04 44.32
Puerto Vallarta 33.63 10.08 22.08 32.98 30.87 73.89
Merida 33.61 7.58 20.85 33.49 26.64 34.14
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