Cost of Living in Mexico City

Summary about cost of living in Mexico City, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 MXN 70.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 MXN 500.00-2,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 MXN 100.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 MXN 20.00-70.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 72.50 MXN 50.00-100.00
Cappuccino (regular) 48.25 MXN 25.00-80.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 16.69 MXN 12.00-35.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 12.20 MXN 10.00-25.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 90.22 MXN 75.71-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 32.91 MXN 20.41-41.73
Rice (white), (1 lb) 12.12 MXN 6.80-15.88
Eggs (regular) (12) 33.55 MXN 20.00-54.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 56.03 MXN 27.22-90.72
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 49.88 MXN 36.29-65.77
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 77.01 MXN 54.43-101.15
Apples (1 lb) 21.43 MXN 13.61-27.22
Banana (1 lb) 11.25 MXN 6.80-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 11.22 MXN 5.44-27.22
Tomato (1 lb) 12.68 MXN 6.80-20.41
Potato (1 lb) 11.94 MXN 4.54-15.88
Onion (1 lb) 11.01 MXN 5.90-16.78
Lettuce (1 head) 19.84 MXN 12.00-35.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.97 MXN 10.00-22.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 235.00 MXN 150.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 26.38 MXN 18.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 47.32 MXN 17.00-75.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 66.50 MXN 60.00-75.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 MXN 5.00-14.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 302.17 MXN 200.00-521.74
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 MXN 9.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 10.46 MXN 6.89-27.36
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 114.00 MXN 60.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 85.12 MXN 79.49-87.33
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 400,000.00 MXN 272,000.00-500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 378,269.85 MXN 359,000.00-408,060.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 922.07 MXN 472.22-2,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.50 MXN 0.60-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 550.63 MXN 400.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 966.67 MXN 400.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 425.00 MXN 250.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 89.00 MXN 70.00-125.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,681.82 MXN 3,000.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 141,538.46 MXN 120,000.00-200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 918.00 MXN 500.00-1,300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 728.12 MXN 500.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,604.08 MXN 1,100.00-2,200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,535.00 MXN 900.00-2,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,083.33 MXN 9,000.00-22,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,111.07 MXN 6,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 28,551.72 MXN 18,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,380.00 MXN 10,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,036.07 MXN 3,530.29-7,432.18
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,984.48 MXN 1,858.05-4,645.11
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,695.82 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.28 8.70-12.00

Prices in Mexico City

This city had 2003 entries in the past 12 months by 177 different contributors.
Last update: May 2022
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10 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!!
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.