Cost of Living in Puerto Vallarta

Summary about cost of living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 MXN 65.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 670.03 MXN 450.00-1,563.39
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 90.00 MXN 89.34-111.67
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 31.50 MXN 22.33-55.84
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 MXN 40.00-111.67
Cappuccino (regular) 50.75 MXN 20.00-89.34
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 19.90 MXN 15.00-44.67
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.94 MXN 8.00-44.44
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 88.96 MXN 64.35-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 28.69 MXN 24.49-40.82
Rice (white), (1 lb) 12.36 MXN 5.90-22.11
Eggs (regular) (12) 31.32 MXN 21.60-50.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 65.50 MXN 16.33-89.11
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 50.60 MXN 31.75-68.04
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 65.00 MXN 40.82-113.40
Apples (1 lb) 21.14 MXN 7.26-27.22
Banana (1 lb) 10.19 MXN 8.16-11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 12.46 MXN 6.80-15.83
Tomato (1 lb) 11.07 MXN 7.71-14.92
Potato (1 lb) 12.46 MXN 11.34-15.88
Onion (1 lb) 13.03 MXN 7.26-14.92
Lettuce (1 head) 22.23 MXN 11.00-35.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.33 MXN 10.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 230.00 MXN 135.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 18.05 MXN 14.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 26.75 MXN 18.00-70.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 55.00 MXN 50.00-65.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 MXN 10.00-18.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 317.51 MXN 240.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 MXN 50.00-78.17
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 MXN 16.09-27.36
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 MXN 120.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 77.91 MXN 68.14-87.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 235,000.00 MXN 216,000.00-370,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 318,900.00 MXN 300,000.00-325,600.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 806.04 MXN 400.00-1,511.11
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.34 MXN 1.00-5.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 507.67 MXN 400.00-650.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 581.67 MXN 400.00-837.53
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 212.50 MXN 150.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 64.00 MXN 50.25-120.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,250.00 MXN 1,900.00-4,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 100,320.00 MXN 60,000.00-180,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 860.50 MXN 560.00-1,200.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 480.84 MXN 350.00-700.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,267.09 MXN 900.00-2,300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,087.78 MXN 630.00-2,300.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,429.74 MXN 9,000.00-17,867.33
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,021.61 MXN 5,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 22,002.99 MXN 15,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,809.58 MXN 8,000.00-27,917.71
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,286.42 MXN 2,647.71-5,574.14
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,625.89 MXN 1,858.05-3,350.10
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,078.63 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.47 6.00-22.00

Prices in Puerto Vallarta

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Last update: September 2020
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4 Comments so far
#Gulraj Bhullar on Jul 04, 2020 :
You can get an Airbnb (1 BHK) for $25/night in the romantic zone (this is where the action is), otherwise, you can stay in the residential neighbourhood and pay around $10/night (I stayed in the poor neighbourhood.
Therefore the cost for entire place in downtown comes out to be $750 but you will also get a monthly discount so around $600.
Cost outside the city centre is around $300/month.
#Suzanne H. Margeson on Dec 16, 2018 :
I have just returned from Puerto Vallarta after 20 days looking for a suitable rental where the Expats live because I can not speak Spanish. Preferably a new apartment or Condo with open views and a large infinity pool in common area. I will bring my two miniature dogs with me to the rental place in PV. The condo one bedroom/one bath I like was $1,200.00/Mon for a 12-month long-term from April 2019. I would like a permanent lease. Electricity included.
If you know anybody leases an apt or condo for my specification, pls let me know.

Suzanne H. Margeson email: shmargeson@bellsouth.net
#Anonymous on Jun 18, 2018 :
your rent prices are way off. A nice two bedroom where an expat would want to live is at least $1000
##DrK on May 14, 2017 :
Hi everyone, seeking advice. I am a licensed Chiropracor (texas), my wife, 11 year old boy and I are extremely serious about moving there and setting up a practice.And yes, full time, I am bilingual, any thoughts?