Cost of Living in Puerto Vallarta

Summary about cost of living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 77.50 MXN 65.00-139.36
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 MXN 500.00-1,393.57
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 94.77 MXN 80.00-120.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 MXN 23.00-55.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 59.72 MXN 39.82-99.54
Cappuccino (regular) 48.65 MXN 20.00-79.63
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.67 MXN 15.00-39.82
Water (12 oz small bottle) 20.50 MXN 10.00-39.62
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 92.42 MXN 75.71-119.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 29.19 MXN 22.68-40.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.83 MXN 5.90-20.41
Eggs (regular) (12) 31.53 MXN 21.60-47.78
Local Cheese (1 lb) 60.42 MXN 18.14-88.45
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 43.86 MXN 20.41-59.53
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 63.06 MXN 40.82-113.40
Apples (1 lb) 21.50 MXN 7.26-27.22
Banana (1 lb) 9.40 MXN 5.44-11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 10.21 MXN 4.54-15.83
Tomato (1 lb) 10.88 MXN 7.71-14.92
Potato (1 lb) 12.46 MXN 11.34-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 13.03 MXN 7.26-14.92
Lettuce (1 head) 17.23 MXN 11.00-35.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 14.83 MXN 10.00-17.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 224.49 MXN 120.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 18.59 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
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 MXN 10.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 MXN 240.00-800.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 MXN 50.00-60.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 20.12 MXN 16.09-80.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 MXN 120.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 77.31 MXN 68.14-85.17
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)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 639.06 MXN 300.00-1,200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.43 MXN 1.00-3.90
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 522.42 MXN 400.00-696.78
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 517.47 MXN 398.16-650.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 212.50 MXN 150.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 67.50 MXN 50.00-100.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,800.00 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
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 846.86 MXN 560.00-1,200.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 499.74 MXN 350.00-600.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,242.83 MXN 900.00-2,300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,110.00 MXN 630.00-2,300.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,475.85 MXN 8,000.00-19,908.10
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,666.67 MXN 5,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 21,192.73 MXN 10,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,125.00 MXN 10,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,613.90 MXN 2,647.71-5,574.14
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,264.49 MXN 1,858.05-2,986.19
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,828.74 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.00 8.90-22.00

Prices in Puerto Vallarta

This city had 243 entries in the past 12 months by 26 different contributors.
Last update: May 2021
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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?