Cost of Living in Mazatlan

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 MXN 55.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 475.00 MXN 400.00-550.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 92.50 MXN 90.00-120.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 MXN 15.00-30.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 37.50 MXN 30.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 33.33 MXN 15.00-50.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 16.33 MXN 14.00-20.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.00 MXN 8.00-15.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 56.78 MXN 41.64-79.12
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 24.19 MXN 13.61-36.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.41 MXN 5.44-11.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 33.33 MXN 29.00-40.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 48.84 MXN 36.29-55.79
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 34.93 MXN 34.93-54.43
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 65.01 MXN 54.43-72.57
Apples (1 lb) 17.92 MXN 15.42-20.41
Banana (1 lb) 8.37 MXN 7.67-9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 10.21 MXN 6.80-17.19
Tomato (1 lb) 10.89 MXN 9.07-12.70
Potato (1 lb) 11.57 MXN 11.34-11.79
Onion (1 lb) 7.71 MXN 4.54-10.89
Lettuce (1 head) 18.00 MXN 18.00-18.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.00 MXN 11.00-18.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 90.00 MXN 85.00-135.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.00 MXN 13.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 MXN 20.00-56.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 57.50 MXN 55.00-63.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 11.00 MXN 11.00-12.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 MXN
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 MXN 25.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 36.21 MXN 32.19-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 145.00 MXN 145.00-145.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 75.82 MXN 73.82-77.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 200,990.00 MXN 200,990.00-687,990.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 334,700.00 MXN 334,700.00-400,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 693.78 MXN 560.00-827.57
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.02 MXN 1.00-1.98
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 483.00 MXN 450.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 599.67 MXN 400.00-800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 62.50 MXN 55.00-70.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,000.00 MXN 1,000.00-1,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,000.00 MXN 36,000.00-36,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 795.00 MXN 790.00-900.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 278.37 MXN 206.75-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,433.33 MXN 1,000.00-1,800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,066.67 MXN 800.00-2,200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,250.00 MXN 4,500.00-8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,000.00 MXN 3,000.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,500.00 MXN
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,597.47 MXN 5,500.00-15,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,472.23 MXN 2,067.44-2,877.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,067.44 MXN
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) ?
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.00 9.00-14.90

Prices in Mazatlan

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4 Comments so far
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
Victoria Wilson on May 21, 2019:
It looks like many of these prices were posted when the peso was about 12 to 1 USD (about 5 years ago). It has since jumped up to 20 to 1, and has now settled about 18 to 1. Prices have increased accordingly, on many things. A 1-BR apartment in Centro is about $600 USD a month. You can find an apartment in a Mexican neighborhood (unfurnished basic, no appliances) for about $200 USD a month. A couple can live conservatively on $1500 USD a month in Mazatlan, but that is not enough to get your temporary resident visas.
Lana Bogart on Nov 29, 2017:
Could a couple with an income of $1500 USA live near the beach area? How far is City Centre from the beach?