Cost of Living in Puerto Vallarta

Summary about cost of living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 MXN 75.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 825.00 MXN 500.00-1,417.75
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 MXN 110.00-130.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 MXN 20.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 60.00 MXN 45.00-101.27
Cappuccino (regular) 50.13 MXN 25.00-81.01
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 18.00 MXN 12.00-25.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.51 MXN 10.00-20.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 77.13 MXN 68.14-94.26
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 30.28 MXN 21.77-49.90
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.81 MXN 5.90-20.41
Eggs (regular) (12) 34.40 MXN 18.00-48.61
Local Cheese (1 lb) 62.04 MXN 27.22-226.80
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 45.62 MXN 20.41-60.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 67.00 MXN 54.43-80.81
Apples (1 lb) 24.29 MXN 6.80-36.29
Banana (1 lb) 8.27 MXN 5.44-9.93
Oranges (1 lb) 8.95 MXN 4.54-15.83
Tomato (1 lb) 10.10 MXN 4.08-14.92
Potato (1 lb) 12.12 MXN 8.16-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 11.78 MXN 4.08-14.92
Lettuce (1 head) 24.73 MXN 15.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 21.04 MXN 12.00-45.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 200.00 MXN 50.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 30.22 MXN 15.15-45.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 41.00 MXN 22.00-75.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 55.00 MXN 50.00-68.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 MXN 10.00-15.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 500.00 MXN 303.80-800.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 MXN 50.00-55.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 30.00 MXN 16.09-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 MXN
Gasoline (1 gallon) 85.73 MXN 79.49-90.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 336,500.00 MXN 260,000.00-413,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 272,800.00 MXN 220,000.00-325,600.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,390.28 MXN 700.00-2,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.50 MXN
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 557.22 MXN 400.00-800.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 509.13 MXN 357.81-607.61
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 287.50 MXN 175.00-400.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 MXN 65.00-150.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,600.00 MXN 3,000.00-4,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 50,000.00 MXN 36,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 729.86 MXN 150.00-1,400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 402.22 MXN 250.00-500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,367.18 MXN 600.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,681.46 MXN 500.00-3,544.38
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,135.18 MXN 10,000.00-20,253.60
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,331.70 MXN 5,000.00-16,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,664.84 MXN 15,000.00-34,431.12
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 23,455.81 MXN 20,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,770.73 MXN 3,251.58-6,136.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,553.07 MXN 1,904.50-3,038.01
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,900.00 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.00 8.90-15.00

Prices in Puerto Vallarta

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Last update: August 2022
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2 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