Cost of Living in Mazatlan

Summary of cost of living in Mazatlan, Mexico:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 MXN 130.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 550.00 MXN 400.00-750.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 135.78 MXN 120.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 MXN 27.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 55.00 MXN 45.00-65.00
Cappuccino (regular) 50.75 MXN 45.00-64.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.83 MXN 15.00-25.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.17 MXN 11.00-25.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 104.43 MXN 73.82-151.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 39.74 MXN 22.68-85.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.38 MXN 8.39-13.61
Eggs (regular) (12) 47.94 MXN 30.00-68.21
Local Cheese (1 lb) 70.83 MXN 45.36-105.23
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 70.00 MXN 34.93-81.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 87.88 MXN 77.11-90.72
Apples (1 lb) 27.97 MXN 20.41-40.82
Banana (1 lb) 14.06 MXN 7.67-17.24
Oranges (1 lb) 23.25 MXN 16.28-36.29
Tomato (1 lb) 14.74 MXN 9.07-15.88
Potato (1 lb) 13.76 MXN 11.34-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 18.03 MXN 4.54-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 32.00 MXN 18.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 21.80 MXN 12.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 144.50 MXN 120.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 22.90 MXN 14.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 43.00 MXN 30.00-56.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 70.17 MXN 63.00-72.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 12.00 MXN 11.00-13.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 MXN
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 55.00 MXN 45.00-120.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 48.28 MXN 40.23-88.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 172.50 MXN 145.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 87.10 MXN 83.28-90.09
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 200,990.00 MXN
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 377,350.00 MXN 334,700.00-420,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 854.00 MXN 400.00-1,600.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.98 MXN
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 513.00 MXN 499.00-579.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 649.75 MXN 350.00-800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 325.00 MXN 200.00-450.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 78.00 MXN 70.00-80.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,000.00 MXN
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 44,850.00 MXN 29,700.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 813.33 MXN 790.00-850.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 275.14 MXN 175.42-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,949.67 MXN 1,300.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,266.67 MXN 800.00-2,200.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,333.33 MXN 8,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,545.18 MXN 5,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 17,500.00 MXN 15,000.00-21,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,250.00 MXN 12,000.00-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,628.59 MXN 1,754.21-4,180.60
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,754.21 MXN
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 14,000.00 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.50 9.00-10.00

Prices in Mazatlan

This city had 191 entries in the past 12 months by 23 different contributors.
Last update: April 2023
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4 Comments so far
meandering on Jul 20, 2022:
Zona Dorada is okay. Humidity and hot temps may bother some. It's July and I've not seen 80F yet. No skeeters like in Mérida. It was easy to settle in here. Food shopping is limited on the beach. Bring your fav coffee unless you prefer instant or weak, brown, tasteless stuff more appropriate for a toilet.
Tom McCarthy on Jul 08, 2021:
reality the temperature is in the low 80s for July compared to Portland in the 100s The hot humid months are mid August through October. The best weather is June and early July. The truth is that living in Mazatlan it is cooler than most of the US. In fact Denver is hotter than Mazatlan for all of this week. The Rainy season starts in July raining at night. Most mornings in July start out at 78 degrees warning up to mid 80s It is easy to get an apartment here in the winter. The issue is that Mexican's rely on pocket listings. Because most gringos are lazy they wont knock on doors. Lots of posting. Knowing the language helps but having a few Mexican friends will really help.
Anonymous on Jul 25, 2020:
July 2020:
Mazatlan is a huge tourist trap year round. Nationals vacation in the summer and foreigners snowbird in the winter months.
Due to the high population of foreigners the prices of things a high as well, especially around water front areas. The locals shop way in town to get reasonable prices for every day things.
During the winter months it is almost impossible to rent an apartment because they are unavailable. The locals now have figured out to rent their apts for the day/week, never the month because that isn't profitable.
Weather: Summer: Bloody hot and humid: 85-90 Fahrenheit @ 60-80% humidity, yes you will sweat all day and roast. Only escaping is indoors will A/C.
Cam on Jul 13, 2019:
Great source of information. Some ideas as to available brands and recommend retail stores would also be helpful