Cost of Living in Mexico City

Summary of cost of living in Mexico City, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.88 £ 3.76-11.76
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 47.05 £ 28.23-94.10
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.06 £ 6.35-9.41
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.35 £ 1.41-3.76
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.76 £ 2.59-5.65
Cappuccino (regular) 2.79 £ 1.88-3.76
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.95 £ 0.71-1.41
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.67 £ 0.47-1.41
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.04 £ 4.27-6.23
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.91 £ 0.85-2.77
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.72 £ 0.47-0.85
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.97 £ 1.51-2.63
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.04 £ 1.71-5.87
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.29 £ 1.71-4.27
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.64 £ 2.13-5.98
Apples (1 lb) 1.14 £ 0.68-1.49
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 £ 0.43-0.96
Oranges (1 lb) 0.66 £ 0.32-1.28
Tomato (1 lb) 0.73 £ 0.43-1.18
Potato (1 lb) 0.76 £ 0.43-0.96
Onion (1 lb) 0.70 £ 0.41-1.02
Lettuce (1 head) 1.00 £ 0.71-1.53
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.79 £ 0.56-1.04
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.76 £ 5.65-16.47
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.41 £ 0.94-2.35
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 £ 1.41-4.70
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.53 £ 3.29-3.76
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.28 £ 0.24-0.47
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 16.94 £ 9.41-36.70
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.04 £ 0.47-1.88
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.61 £ 0.38-1.36
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.65 £ 4.70-9.41
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.31 £ 3.98-4.63
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,878.11 £ 14,114.30-21,171.45
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,380.39 £ 17,967.50-21,171.45
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 41.10 £ 23.52-79.98
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 21.70 £ 11.76-37.64
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.38 £ 17.88-32.93
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.16 £ 18.77-98.80
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.28 £ 9.41-30.58
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.70 £ 3.76-7.06
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 336.39 £ 225.83-658.67
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,946.54 £ 3,839.09-13,173.35
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.99 £ 30.58-70.57
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.84 £ 18.82-56.46
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.39 £ 56.46-117.62
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.38 £ 56.46-122.32
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 817.50 £ 536.34-1,176.19
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 505.40 £ 376.38-784.82
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,706.83 £ 1,035.05-2,822.86
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,078.15 £ 705.72-1,646.67
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 238.04 £ 185.76-437.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 179.02 £ 96.16-255.69
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 658.72 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.11 9.50-12.00

Prices in Mexico City

This city had 1929 entries in the past 12 months by 195 different contributors.
Last update: May 2024
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4 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.