Cost of Living in Mexico City

Summary of cost of living in Mexico City, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 170.00 MXN 100.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 MXN 600.00-2,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 165.00 MXN 140.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 MXN 30.00-70.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 80.00 MXN 50.00-100.00
Cappuccino (regular) 59.76 MXN 40.00-80.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 21.50 MXN 15.00-35.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 14.87 MXN 10.00-30.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 106.13 MXN 94.64-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 38.94 MXN 18.14-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 15.32 MXN 10.00-18.14
Eggs (regular) (12) 40.75 MXN 32.00-56.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 85.36 MXN 36.29-124.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 70.85 MXN 31.75-90.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 98.23 MXN 45.36-127.01
Apples (1 lb) 24.24 MXN 14.92-31.75
Banana (1 lb) 11.89 MXN 9.07-20.41
Oranges (1 lb) 14.09 MXN 6.80-27.22
Tomato (1 lb) 15.88 MXN 9.07-25.81
Potato (1 lb) 16.37 MXN 9.07-20.41
Onion (1 lb) 15.04 MXN 8.16-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 21.75 MXN 15.00-35.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.67 MXN 12.00-22.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 250.00 MXN 120.00-350.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 29.78 MXN 18.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 57.41 MXN 30.00-80.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 75.00 MXN 70.00-80.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 MXN 5.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 360.00 MXN 200.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 21.00 MXN 10.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 14.48 MXN 8.37-28.97
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 MXN 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 91.91 MXN 85.17-98.42
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 380,000.00 MXN 300,000.00-450,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 409,860.71 MXN 380,000.00-450,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 925.46 MXN 500.00-1,700.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 461.75 MXN 250.00-750.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 485.18 MXN 380.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 983.63 MXN 399.00-2,100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 422.94 MXN 200.00-650.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 MXN 75.00-150.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,014.29 MXN 4,800.00-14,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 174,970.93 MXN 87,000.00-300,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,142.69 MXN 700.00-1,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 764.46 MXN 450.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,881.96 MXN 1,200.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,799.88 MXN 1,200.00-2,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,600.00 MXN 10,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,000.00 MXN 8,000.00-17,091.80
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 34,147.29 MXN 20,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 22,355.90 MXN 15,000.00-35,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,125.83 MXN 3,948.35-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,731.51 MXN 2,043.85-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,943.62 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.06 9.50-13.00

Prices in Mexico City

This city had 1779 entries in the past 12 months by 180 different contributors.
Last update: April 2024
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5 Comments so far
Anonymous on Mar 19, 2024:
apparently President AMLO is doing a lot of good for the country
Amo on Nov 03, 2023:
Most of these prices are grossly low.

The prices have doubled for nearly everything since 2020, CV.

In general, people have become ruder, aggressive, and there are more scammers everywhere.

The police in Tijuana stole $300 dollars from me on the pretext of a false accusation. The next day, a hotel refused to give me 100 pesos deposit because I checked out 10 mins late.

Mexico isn't what it used to be, there is a negative energy in general and people are out to get you, especially if you are a foreigner.

I am brown and I speak Spanish yet I felt unwelcome here. Better go to El Salvador, it will overtake Mexico by 2030 in all aspects.
ALBERTO on Oct 04, 2023:
a 3 rooms apartment in a nice area (Condesa, Roma or Polanco) nowadays costs around 50,000 pesos (not 29000). A mid range restaurant for 2 peoples costs around 2000 mxn (not 900), Preschool you go around 10,000mxn per month. It seems that all the preice are cheaper than reality...for sure if you live in iztapalapa you can survive with 10k per month...
ALEX on Jun 27, 2021:
From 2021 There are some cheaper prices as the listed ones in CDMX such as: not regular fórmula milk (social aid) $22 MXN x 2 liters or the cheapest trusted brand $15 MXN per liter, public transport (bus) $2 MXN, social diner $11 MXN per meal or informal streed food cheap as $15 x 5 basket tacos or from $45 MXN a complete clean meal (soup, pasta, main meal, drink and dessert bread or tortilla) on an average mexican diner, the most used by any level workers... however this list may not be the target audience for the frugal or poorest i´m just adding another facts.
Ron on Apr 14, 2020:
It would be helpful if you listed prices in USD as well.