Cost of Living in Ajijic

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 162.50 MXN 110.00-282.20
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 MXN 400.00-1,411.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 MXN 112.88-183.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 MXN 25.00-94.07
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 MXN 35.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 66.26 MXN 30.00-169.32
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 21.43 MXN 18.81-30.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 20.18 MXN 18.81-25.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 85.17 MXN 56.44-96.53
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 40.11 MXN 15.42-47.03
Rice (white), (1 lb) 14.97 MXN 10.89-18.14
Eggs (regular) (12) 30.42 MXN 20.88-67.73
Local Cheese (1 lb) 52.92 MXN 36.29-94.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 90.88 MXN 63.50-141.10
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 112.88 MXN 112.88-112.88
Apples (1 lb) 20.39 MXN 18.10-22.68
Banana (1 lb) 11.43 MXN 7.71-12.70
Oranges (1 lb) 6.80 MXN 2.97-14.92
Tomato (1 lb) 9.53 MXN 5.44-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 11.90 MXN 4.54-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 18.81 MXN 4.54-26.31
Lettuce (1 head) 16.75 MXN 10.00-35.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 22.67 MXN 12.00-25.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 MXN 99.90-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 27.22 MXN 18.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 MXN 25.00-75.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 60.00 MXN 55.00-65.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 9.00 MXN 8.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 MXN
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 70.00 MXN 50.00-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 MXN 32.19-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 MXN 150.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 86.52 MXN 73.82-90.09
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 237,500.00 MXN 230,000.00-245,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 333,972.67 MXN 300,000.00-367,945.34
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 781.25 MXN 550.00-1,200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.50 MXN 0.99-2.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 425.33 MXN 300.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 433.33 MXN 150.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 250.00 MXN 200.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 MXN 50.00-80.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,250.00 MXN 1,600.00-4,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 54,800.00 MXN 32,400.00-72,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 575.00 MXN 450.00-975.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 826.27 MXN 500.00-1,128.80
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,066.67 MXN 1,000.00-1,800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,050.00 MXN 850.00-1,300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,981.91 MXN 12,000.00-17,872.65
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,042.33 MXN 8,000.00-13,169.32
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,454.92 MXN 19,419.34-35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,972.81 MXN 16,461.65-24,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,737.51 MXN
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,554.47 MXN 1,207.73-1,922.58
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,643.46 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.00 10.00-10.00

Prices in Ajijic

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Last update: January 2023
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6 Comments so far
Trudy Crippen on Dec 15, 2022:
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico is a small town with approximately 10,000 residents. It is part of the municipality of Chapala. I think this is part of why you don’t have much info about Ajijic.

We don’t have any chain stores. We go to Guadalajara for clothes, shoes, cosmetics, etc

Virtually every residence is distinct unless you are in a gated community. This makes it almost impossible to estimate the average cost of housing.
Annette Thompson on Nov 02, 2020:
Rents in Ajijic for a one bedroom average about $800 US. Lower rents can be found in the nearby city of Chapala
Susan McCrary on Jul 13, 2020:
Rents are higher in the village of ajijic. We pay $800 a month for 2 bedroom house plus $45 for maintenance.
Russ Rousseau on Jan 16, 2020:
The index looks very accurate. Gasoline is 20.1 pesos/l. Domestic help varies slightly but for a maid is 50 to 60 pesos/hr and gardener is 80 to 90/hr.
Anonymous on Dec 28, 2019:
Number of bathrooms in the three bedrooms quoted above please

cost of daily maid service
David on Apr 19, 2019:
For the most part, When it comes to prices, Ajijic is not as low as most (not all) places in Mexico. Wages for a maid/gardener, on an hourly basis is usually more than the daily minimum wage set by the government. The prices are high because the Gringos/Gringas will pay them.

Still, it's, IMO, much better than NOB/