Cost of Living in Guadalajara

Summary about cost of living in Guadalajara:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 MXN 75.00-120.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 430.00 MXN 350.00-550.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 MXN 65.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 25.00 MXN 20.00-30.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 45.00 MXN 30.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 35.50 MXN 25.00-45.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 11.12 MXN 9.00-15.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.26 MXN 7.00-12.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 62.64 MXN 53.00-71.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 22.73 MXN 18.14-31.75
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.10 MXN 5.44-13.61
Eggs (regular) (12) 25.26 MXN 22.00-30.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 38.25 MXN 22.68-53.07
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 42.37 MXN 27.22-54.43
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 62.41 MXN 40.82-81.65
Apples (1 lb) 17.69 MXN 15.88-20.41
Banana (1 lb) 8.13 MXN 6.80-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 7.07 MXN 4.54-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 9.49 MXN 5.44-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 9.64 MXN 5.90-15.88
Onion (1 lb) 7.94 MXN 4.99-11.34
Lettuce (1 head) 14.17 MXN 10.00-25.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.18 MXN 11.00-17.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 MXN 120.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 16.33 MXN 10.00-25.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 28.87 MXN 18.00-50.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 MXN 48.00-55.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 MXN 7.00-7.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 MXN 200.00-420.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 MXN 17.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 14.08 MXN 8.05-19.31
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 MXN 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 69.10 MXN 64.35-75.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 317,500.00 MXN 279,900.00-355,990.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 291,413.33 MXN 250,000.00-350,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 684.26 MXN 425.00-1,300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.98 MXN 0.75-1.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 547.84 MXN 350.00-800.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 519.39 MXN 350.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 203.33 MXN 120.00-412.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 75.00 MXN 60.00-80.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,020.59 MXN 1,700.00-5,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 72,946.67 MXN 42,000.00-144,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 735.68 MXN 450.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 613.04 MXN 400.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,396.77 MXN 1,000.00-1,800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,147.83 MXN 800.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,480.95 MXN 3,500.00-8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,304.76 MXN 3,000.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,633.33 MXN 6,000.00-16,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,750.00 MXN 5,000.00-11,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,077.63 MXN 1,114.83-3,251.58
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,423.33 MXN 743.22-2,322.56
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,020.77 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.30 10.00-13.00

Prices in Guadalajara

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Last update: July 2018
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11 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Feb 27, 2018 :
Things have changed over the time. Guadalajara is not the same nowadays on 2018 than in 2008 or 1998.
Life in Guadalajara can be pleasant and wonderful or a hell depending on your income. If your income gives you the possibility to pay for a rent or mortgage on the inner ring of the city you will be able to have lots of services, schools, public transport, parks and even cyclepaths to rely on.
But this is not the same for someone who is able to pay for a house outside of the "periférico" ring. Public transport is just a shit, overcrowded, doesn't have a specific time to pass (suppsed to pass each 5 minutes), and if you try to use your own car, is pretty much the same shit. Get awake in the morning at 5:30AM to start driving for at least 1:30hrs to your work and arrive at 8:00AM.
This city is not improving at all on all the public even being called the "Mexican sillicon valley".

Really unpleasant and shitty quality of life.
#Anonymous on Sep 09, 2017 :
#sachu Software engineers entry level can get 12,000 MXN a month, but if you are am experienced engineer, you should get above 20,000 a month in this city.
#SACHU on Jun 13, 2016 :
I want to know the answer JAYESH got for his question posted on 14th July 2014.
#Anonymous on Oct 14, 2015 :
I lived in Guadalajara in the 90's when back in 2012 for a few weeks and everything from electronics to clothes seems more expensive than in Los Angeles. I love the weather and the people. I wish I had enough money and definitely would move to back to Guadalajara. Property average from $45k USD to 100k for a decent home. But for retirement is perfect.
#Gloria on Aug 24, 2015 :
Hi. I'm an American Citizen and lived in Guadalajara for a long time. I was a Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher. Living there was a great experience. I learned so many things. People are nice warm giving and very well mannered. I think if someone has a bad's probably because they didn't really valued life the way I do. You really learn to value each and every thing..Normal way of living, food, money, and the basic essentials are there. When you mind your own are ok. But when you don't ..things get out of hand..and then you don't feel comfortable any more..specially when you don't have feel lonely..and want to come home.Healthcare is bad. You need to have money to go to a private doctor cause they are excellent.When to belong to the Segura or ISSTE it's difficult, they do what they want. Crime is bad..if you are a bad person ..if not...all is good cause you don't get in trouble.Food in Guada la jars is unique delicious and very cheap. Gas is cheap.Pollution is not bad. I enjoyed every minute of my stay there..but won't live only if I was rich...and didn't have to work..just living the life. Good Luck...
#jayesh on Jul 14, 2015 :
I have to move in Mexico Guadalajara
How much salary is good for living in that city, I am software engineer.
#cid. on Apr 25, 2015 :
Any advice or the good the bad in guadalajara ; planing to move from central america but don't know the city well enough
The housing or jobs? ??
#Anonymous on Mar 15, 2015 :
A good place to retire if you have income coming from somewhere else ( a retirement paycheck or something). Not a good place to work or make any money.
#Anonymous on Mar 15, 2015 :
I forgot to say something good about Guadalajara, good weather and the most beautiful women in Mexico.
#Anonymous on Mar 15, 2015 :
Average salary in Guadalajara is 3,500 pesos I live in Guadalajara.the cost of living here is much higher than the average income thAT'S WHY a lot of adults live with their parents simply because they can't afford to pay a 1 bedroom apartament.
#John S Boone on Sep 06, 2014 :
I'm an American citizen currently living in the Rep. of Panama, I've been here for about 15 months. I'm a former U.S. Army (decorated) sergeant 100% disabled Vietnam veteran, that receives disability income from the VA(since July, 1973!)and Social Security (retirement.)I receive well over $54,00 per year tax free I'm recently divorced (after 27 years) and in the past four years I have traveled to London, England, Costa Rica, and now live in Panama City, Panama and was planning to retire here. But I've found after living here, the people are great but they all want is "plata" without having to do anything to earn it.
I've been all over the world, in the U.S. military and have also traveled as a civilian. being of Mexican-American decent I speak Spanish fairly well.
I was born and raised in Houston (Harris County), Texas and served in South Vietnam (two volunteer tours of duty)one volunteer tour of duty along the Korean DMZ and two tours of duty in West Germany.
My main interest is traveling and seeing the world. The only problem is that I have trouble walking, standing and maintain my balance. Due to exposure to Chemical Agent Orange (Dixon. But I get around well using my cane.
I'm looking for a place that has both cold and hot weather with plenty of beautiful places to see and visit. I prefer a large modern city with plenty of places to go out to eat, night life and of course a chance to meet the "Mexican ladies", that Mexico is famous for. My home phone # here in the Rep. of Panama is (507)203-6511 and my email address is johnsboone@ Please call or email ASAP! I looking forward to hearing from you.