Cost of Living in Playa del Carmen

Summary of cost of living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 125.00 MXN 75.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 683.26 MXN 500.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 125.00 MXN 124.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 60.00 MXN 34.16-75.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 80.00 MXN 50.00-95.00
Cappuccino (regular) 59.30 MXN 20.00-90.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 24.14 MXN 17.08-45.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 17.01 MXN 15.00-25.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 99.68 MXN 66.24-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 31.26 MXN 18.14-49.90
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.39 MXN 6.35-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 52.40 MXN 21.60-72.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 65.43 MXN 27.22-115.67
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 65.77 MXN 40.82-72.12
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 106.93 MXN 53.98-127.01
Apples (1 lb) 17.31 MXN 5.44-22.68
Banana (1 lb) 9.78 MXN 6.80-13.61
Oranges (1 lb) 11.34 MXN 8.62-13.61
Tomato (1 lb) 17.86 MXN 4.45-31.75
Potato (1 lb) 17.54 MXN 5.81-20.41
Onion (1 lb) 15.01 MXN 5.44-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 22.33 MXN 14.00-35.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 17.20 MXN 9.00-23.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 160.00 MXN 108.00-230.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 27.83 MXN 12.00-33.33
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 52.33 MXN 18.00-100.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 76.00 MXN 68.00-78.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 MXN 9.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 600.00 MXN
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 MXN 35.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 MXN 45.00-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 225.00 MXN 200.00-250.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 90.60 MXN 87.06-91.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 360,000.00 MXN
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 400,000.00 MXN
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,406.16 MXN 637.50-2,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 416.62 MXN 350.00-419.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 467.09 MXN 349.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 930.35 MXN 500.00-1,600.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 250.00 MXN 250.00-250.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 75.00 MXN 60.00-89.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,166.67 MXN 3,500.00-6,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 54,000.00 MXN
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 994.42 MXN 683.26-1,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 618.03 MXN 200.00-854.08
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,183.26 MXN 1,000.00-1,366.53
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,283.26 MXN 1,200.00-1,366.53
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 15,062.50 MXN 12,000.00-21,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,866.67 MXN 8,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 34,166.67 MXN 30,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,555.56 MXN 13,000.00-28,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,470.68 MXN 4,180.60-4,760.75
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,006.37 MXN 1,586.92-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,800.00 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.50 10.00-12.00

Prices in Playa del Carmen

This city had 302 entries in the past 12 months by 32 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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1 Comments so far
fabrizio on Feb 17, 2023:
Almost everything is correct, but the rent not so much. ive been living in Playa del Carmen 1 year (from february 2022 to february 2023) and i payed almost 7000mx pesos for 1 bedroom. In CTM Avenue