Cost of Living in Mexico City

Summary of cost of living in Mexico City, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 MXN 90.00-220.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 MXN 600.00-2,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 124.50 MXN 110.00-180.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 MXN 25.00-70.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 77.50 MXN 50.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 53.54 MXN 35.00-85.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 21.47 MXN 15.00-40.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.26 MXN 10.00-30.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 99.26 MXN 75.71-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 34.72 MXN 19.50-63.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.33 MXN 6.80-17.24
Eggs (regular) (12) 41.37 MXN 24.00-51.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 75.24 MXN 34.02-114.31
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 57.58 MXN 36.29-81.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 87.84 MXN 54.43-127.01
Apples (1 lb) 21.76 MXN 13.61-34.02
Banana (1 lb) 11.83 MXN 8.62-20.41
Oranges (1 lb) 12.79 MXN 5.90-22.23
Tomato (1 lb) 13.71 MXN 8.16-20.41
Potato (1 lb) 14.23 MXN 6.80-21.27
Onion (1 lb) 13.32 MXN 6.80-21.77
Lettuce (1 head) 17.43 MXN 11.90-30.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.06 MXN 12.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 220.00 MXN 139.00-350.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 27.33 MXN 18.18-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 55.00 MXN 20.00-85.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 70.00 MXN 65.00-80.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 MXN 5.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 340.00 MXN 200.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 18.00 MXN 10.00-30.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 14.48 MXN 8.05-28.97
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 MXN 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 89.86 MXN 83.28-94.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 400,000.00 MXN 310,000.00-500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 402,357.69 MXN 372,800.00-450,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 926.14 MXN 550.00-1,600.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.00 MXN 1.00-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 513.68 MXN 399.00-800.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 899.14 MXN 400.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 377.65 MXN 200.00-560.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 90.00 MXN 75.00-160.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,904.76 MXN 4,000.00-11,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 159,200.00 MXN 90,000.00-240,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,027.88 MXN 600.00-1,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 698.07 MXN 400.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,658.26 MXN 1,000.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,709.16 MXN 900.00-2,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,785.71 MXN 10,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,764.92 MXN 5,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 28,502.64 MXN 20,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,560.99 MXN 12,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,960.09 MXN 3,530.29-7,432.18
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,531.16 MXN 2,322.56-5,109.62
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,637.21 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.76 9.00-12.00

Prices in Mexico City

This city had 2395 entries in the past 12 months by 205 different contributors.
Last update: June 2023
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5 Comments so far
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.
Anonymous on Oct 25, 2019:
There are many other countries or cities where you can also find cheaper prices, but not with great weather and sooooo many different posibilities to amuse as Mexico City... for any budget there's a choice
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!!