Cost of Living in Merida

Summary of cost of living in Merida, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 190.00 MXN 100.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 MXN 600.00-1,800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 MXN 150.00-180.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 55.00 MXN 40.00-90.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 80.00 MXN 80.00-85.00
Cappuccino (regular) 70.00 MXN 40.00-160.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 19.83 MXN 15.00-27.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 12.83 MXN 10.00-18.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 102.21 MXN 83.28-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 45.59 MXN 31.75-55.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 12.47 MXN 7.71-18.14
Eggs (regular) (12) 42.20 MXN 31.00-52.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 93.61 MXN 72.57-117.93
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 57.06 MXN 22.68-172.37
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 110.68 MXN 34.47-244.94
Apples (1 lb) 24.49 MXN 13.61-31.75
Banana (1 lb) 9.22 MXN 6.80-13.61
Oranges (1 lb) 19.66 MXN 11.34-31.75
Tomato (1 lb) 12.13 MXN 9.07-22.68
Potato (1 lb) 16.93 MXN 12.70-19.05
Onion (1 lb) 12.02 MXN 6.80-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 24.25 MXN 15.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.75 MXN 12.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 MXN 130.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 24.04 MXN 15.00-45.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 76.00 MXN 25.00-80.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 75.00 MXN 70.00-80.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 12.00 MXN 8.00-12.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 520.00 MXN 140.00-900.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 42.50 MXN 22.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 MXN 16.09-96.56
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 MXN
Gasoline (1 gallon) 88.80 MXN 79.49-91.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 345,000.00 MXN 300,000.00-380,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 384,600.00 MXN 365,000.00-416,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,658.66 MXN 1,200.00-3,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 422.88 MXN 250.00-499.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 542.88 MXN 399.00-770.23
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 532.78 MXN 300.00-900.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 233.33 MXN 150.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 90.00 MXN 79.00-150.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,400.00 MXN 1,500.00-4,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 70,400.00 MXN 54,000.00-103,200.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,267.32 MXN 750.00-1,711.62
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 724.03 MXN 500.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,737.50 MXN 990.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,700.00 MXN 700.00-3,423.24
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,500.00 MXN 7,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,831.64 MXN 6,000.00-13,692.96
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 21,285.71 MXN 15,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 13,675.42 MXN 9,000.00-17,116.20
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,068.62 MXN 836.12-3,623.19
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,231.81 MXN 975.47-4,273.50
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,277.78 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.69 10.00-13.00

Prices in Merida

This city had 347 entries in the past 12 months by 45 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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4 Comments so far
Meridian on Jun 01, 2022:
Merida is now the 2nd Most Expensive City in Mexico to live in.
Additionally, Real-estate prices and construction costs have risen upwards of 30% over the last 2 years.

The immense influx of people from other parts of Mexico and the World, who have made Merida their home over the last 5 years is partly to blame for this.

While it continues to be the "Safest City in Mexico", crime does exist and it is simply and strategically not widely reported.

Yucatecans tend to be quite territorial and xenophobic towards those who have moved here from other somewhere else, particularly from other parts of Mexico; blaming them for the traffic, rise in cost of living, lack off employment opportunities and rising crime rates.

Nationally speaking, Yucatan consistently ranks in the Top 5 in the following categories in Mexico.
- Obesity
- Alcoholism
- Suicide
Bwg on Mar 28, 2021:
I like to live in Mexico when I'm living in Mexico. Could someone explain this concept to Mr. or Mrs Anonymous.
LR Johnson on Jan 08, 2021:
Price of recently built, three bedrooms, two bathrooms flat, located in quite residential area of Merida, which is close to shopping centers.
Johnny on Dec 23, 2020:
To the anonymous poster. A beer for 35 pesos is $1.75 US. Same as in Mexico City.. A $6 margarita is hardly expensive. Mexico is absurdly cheap, even compared to Guatemala.