Cost of Living in Merida

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 31.05
Rent Index: 7.20
Groceries Index: 29.95
Restaurants Index: 24.57
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 19.61
Local Purchasing Power: 37.05
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 77.50 MXN 70.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 350.00 MXN 250.00-400.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 75.00 MXN 65.00-90.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 21.00 MXN 20.00-29.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 40.00 MXN 33.00-55.00
Cappuccino (regular) 34.44 MXN 30.00-60.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.08 MXN 10.00-20.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 9.64 MXN 8.00-14.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 57.92 MXN 53.00-60.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 24.31 MXN 20.87-27.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.25 MXN 6.80-7.67
Eggs (12) 27.40 MXN 22.00-30.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 47.48 MXN 40.82-54.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 40.52 MXN 34.02-50.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 49.14 MXN 36.29-58.97
Apples (1 lb) 13.51 MXN 7.71-20.41
Banana (1 lb) 6.80 MXN 5.44-11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 8.77 MXN 6.80-11.34
Tomato (1 lb) 7.17 MXN 5.40-9.07
Potato (1 lb) 10.32 MXN 8.62-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 7.48 MXN 6.35-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 11.63 MXN 7.00-20.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.83 MXN 10.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 122.50 MXN 100.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 18.40 MXN 15.00-22.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 42.00 MXN 30.00-55.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 47.50 MXN 47.00-50.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 MXN 7.00-8.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 424.00 MXN 400.00-448.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 MXN 13.10-20.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 MXN 16.09-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 MXN 104.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 56.98 MXN 50.72-68.14
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 177,801.03 MXN 156,700.00-220,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000.00 MXN
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,321.85 MXN 800.00-2,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.95 MXN 1.00-4.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 406.70 MXN 335.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 586.08 MXN 400.00-750.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 112.50 MXN 75.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 70.00 MXN 65.00-75.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 168,000.00 MXN 168,000.00-168,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 689.24 MXN 350.00-899.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 667.96 MXN 500.00-1,021.85
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 960.00 MXN 700.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 900.00 MXN 700.00-1,149.58
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,860.88 MXN 2,500.00-5,747.88
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,496.73 MXN 2,500.00-4,470.57
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,697.47 MXN 4,000.00-9,579.80
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,558.35 MXN 4,000.00-9,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 918.48 MXN 650.32-1,186.65
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 682.28 MXN 464.51-988.87
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 5,978.57 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.00 8.00-14.00

Prices in Merida, Mexico

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Last update: February, 2017
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Cost of living in Merida is 68.95% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 375.23$ (7,657.35MXN) and for four person family at 1,316.69$ (26,869.92MXN) (without rent).
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11 Comments so far

#BigHatcher on Jun 13, 2016 :
What type of work could I get if I move from Houston Texas? How much money would I need each month?
#Duke Taylor on May 24, 2016 :
Just seeing how it worked out for those that either were moving, thinking -about- moving, or are in the process of moving now. As you've probably gathered 4,000 Canadian Dollars is a good lot of money for mi querido México!!
#Oresztesz on Dec 04, 2015 :
Merida is still quite a safe place. The local hospitals and doctors are excellent, many foreigners come here because of Price and locals flock from other states for medical attention because of quality. There are many bilingual shools and lots of english only kids, so you daughter will not be alone.
The smaller cities and villages are very safe to live in, but be aware that you will not see much movement in any sense. Even merida is a rather quiet place, the villages are even more so. 4000 CAD can provide you with decent living standards.
#liz on May 05, 2015 :
Would it be safe for my son and I to live about 1 hour outside merida? I am a 54 yr old and he is 25. Also would an income of 4000 CD be adequate to live?
#Kristen McLeod on Mar 09, 2015 :
My boyfriend wants my kids and I to move to merida . My daughter 8 has a lot of medical needs .how are the hospitals and drs. Also is this a place where not speaking Spanish will be a huge problem? How are the schools?
#dcasarrubias on Feb 03, 2015 :
ray guzman, yes that is more than enough to live a pretty good life. I am a Software Engineer in Mexico and I make 20 000 pesos a month and I live very well. An average Mexican makes no more than 10 000 pesos a month so your salary is very good.
#rai guzman on Jan 18, 2015 :
Hi, just wanted to see if you can help me out. I was offered a job in Merida by my U.S. employer with a monthly salary of 38000 pesos a month (they will pay for rent and a car). Can I live like a king in Merida with this salary? My logic is if i'm moving to a new country and i currently live in a nice apartment, with a car in nyc this move should move me up the socio-economic status. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#Miguel Berumen on Aug 04, 2014 :
Merida is one of the safest medium size cities in Latin America, and quite possibly some American-Canadian cities as well. That is not to say there is no crime, but taking the necessary precautions and staying away from hot spots and not mingling with the wrong crowd, you will be extremely safe.
#Sandi on Jun 27, 2014 :
How safe would Merida be to live in for a 67year old athletic white single female?
##yolo on Dec 05, 2013 :
But what the heck is the approximate population of Merida, Mexico. I looked on this website to learn about dumb s.s. and it doesn't say.
#Jukka on Mar 30, 2013 :
777 615 inhabitants as of 2010.