Cost of Living in Mexico City

Summary about cost of living in Mexico City:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 90.00 MXN 60.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 MXN 400.00-800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 100.00 MXN 80.00-120.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 MXN 30.00-60.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 60.00 MXN 45.00-90.00
Cappuccino (regular) 41.30 MXN 30.00-52.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 12.71 MXN 10.00-19.10
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.03 MXN 5.50-19.10
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 71.34 MXN 60.57-77.60
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 25.23 MXN 18.14-31.75
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.96 MXN 6.35-11.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 28.51 MXN 22.00-36.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 45.52 MXN 31.75-59.87
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 42.35 MXN 31.75-58.97
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 63.79 MXN 45.36-90.72
Apples (1 lb) 17.59 MXN 12.70-21.77
Banana (1 lb) 9.02 MXN 6.80-13.61
Oranges (1 lb) 7.82 MXN 4.54-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 9.70 MXN 6.80-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 10.34 MXN 6.80-13.56
Onion (1 lb) 10.40 MXN 6.80-15.88
Lettuce (1 head) 15.71 MXN 10.00-25.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.99 MXN 10.00-18.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 150.00 MXN 120.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 21.74 MXN 15.00-35.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.68 MXN 25.00-60.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 MXN 48.00-60.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 MXN 5.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 MXN 200.00-450.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 MXN 8.74-18.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 MXN 6.44-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 MXN 80.00-150.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 77.54 MXN 75.71-82.52
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 339,990.00 MXN 250,000.00-360,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 310,624.00 MXN 280,000.00-350,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 615.80 MXN 350.00-1,100.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.24 MXN 0.85-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 513.28 MXN 379.00-800.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 955.62 MXN 416.67-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 341.15 MXN 200.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 80.00 MXN 70.00-100.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,301.75 MXN 2,000.00-8,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 97,456.47 MXN 60,000.00-160,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 858.07 MXN 500.00-1,200.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 659.71 MXN 400.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,510.52 MXN 1,200.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,495.47 MXN 999.00-2,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,989.39 MXN 6,000.00-16,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,686.21 MXN 3,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,080.56 MXN 15,000.00-32,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,004.75 MXN 8,000.00-22,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,175.95 MXN 2,787.07-6,038.65
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,611.88 MXN 1,393.53-3,716.09
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,060.17 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.33 10.00-13.00

Prices in Mexico City

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Last update: October 2019
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14 Comments so far

#Marco on Aug 26, 2019 :
Single person
Light bill 150 pesos (every 2 monthss)
cable tv internet 500 pesos (every month)
Natural gas shower and dryer (600 pesos every 2 months)
Water (200 pesos every 2 months)
Condo maintainance (1000 pesos every month)
#Marco on Aug 26, 2019 :
Ok guys here we go... i am from mexico city , the average rent for a 2 bedroom condo a mont (houses are so diffcult to find here because of the short spaces) low class-- 100-400 dls (near state of mexico) middle class 400-900 dls (coyoacan , portales, villa coapa) high class 1000-4000 dls (polanco , del valle , narvarte)
my actual salary is 20000 mexican pesos before taxes plus a food card 2500 pesos :) come a visit my beautiful city , good bye!!
#Anonymous on May 24, 2019 :
USD to MXN peso current exchange rate 19.04 pesos to $1 USD and it'll get higher, music to my ears.
#Anonymous on Apr 02, 2019 :
# PRISCILA the majority of people who post numbers here have never lived here as I do.$850 to $1,500 per month efficiency apartment good area,$600 to $750usd bad area.One bedroom apartment $1,600 to $4,000 good area,$900 to $1,500 USD bad area.Numbeo is depending upon contributors for accurate costs but few people give any.The only thing that's cheap in Mexico City is buying fruits and vegetables at open markets.
#Anonymous on Mar 20, 2019 :
The rent costs are waaaaaay higher than 3 or 4 thousand pesos! A nice furnished 2 bedroom in Coyoacán is about 20.000 mxn! I was comparing Mexico to Thailand... The numbers are just wrong! Crowd source data depends on the person... Very subjective
#Priscila on Jan 20, 2019 :
This is really far away from reality and it seems for me that is not updated
#Данат Нұрмағамбет on Jan 17, 2019 :
Kazakhstan is cheaper but poorer anyway. I guess we have similar quality of life.
##anon on Apr 03, 2018 :
pretty good prices, in Israel its like 2 to 4 times the cost in almost all the categories.
I guess the salary in mexico city are much lower then, so does anyone know what a programmer what be the average salary?
#Héctor Martínez on Oct 05, 2017 :
Public mexican education is free. Most of Mexicans study in public schools, therefore, if you incluye the cost of prívate education in your Cost of Living estimate, your figures are wrong.
#Anonymous on Sep 19, 2016 :
If you are alone with $2,000 USD its ok Mexico City, with family need $6,000 or $8,000 Usd to live well
#krtik on May 11, 2016 :
I would like to do my research in Mexico with the fellowship of MXN$ 10, it enough?...i had doubt about the living cost for a month...can anyone tell the living cost in US$...
#Anonymous on Jan 14, 2016 :
If my wife and I earn 110000 pesos per month can we Live Well México city?
#Anonymous on Nov 03, 2015 :
The salary listed is extremely inflated. The actual *median* salary in Mexico City is 4900 pesos. That is, 50% earn less than that, and 50% earn more. On the other hand, since this website is in English and seems to be geared toward people who have the economic leverage to choose between working in a bunch of different global cities, the amount that the target audience could expect to earn is much more than the median.

The profile of the typical user of this site might also explain some rather inflated figures, as well. 500 pesos for 2 people at a "mid-range" restaurant seems crazy to me - that figure is for an expensive restaurant, but wealthy expats who live, work, and consume in only the most posh neighborhoods may have no idea how unrepresentative their perception of "mid-range" is. And 80 pesos is at the high end of an inexpensive restaurant meal. A typical "comida corrida" meal, a multi-course lunch in a small family restaurant, costs 40-60 pesos. And one great thing about Mexico City is that you can have a good meal at a street stand and spend 30-40 pesos.

The rent is also inflated. The figures for "outside of the city center" are actually pretty good figures for rent living exactly in the city center, in a typical Mexico City apt. The figures for "living in the city center" correspond *not* to the center, but rather to upper middle class areas like Condesa, Del Carmen, Del Valle, and Cuauhtémoc. (Not for luxury apartments, but apartments nicer than what a typical middle class apartment in Mexico City.) The rent in a working class neighborhood or an area further away from business/cultural centers is much less, although many expats would prefer not to live in those areas.

If you're not a businessperson working for an international corp. or highly skilled professional living in an exclusive neighborhood and consuming American/Western European style goods, you can live comfortably and spend less for many of the items listed here.
#Nicolas on Oct 25, 2015 :
So a person that does not live in the city center and lives in a 1-room flat, spends still half of his/her salary for the rent?