Cost of Living in Puerto Vallarta

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.94 $ 5.52-16.56
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 38.65 $ 27.61-85.54
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.28 $ 7.18-11.04
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.93 $ 1.38-3.87
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.59 $ 2.48-4.69
Cappuccino (regular) 3.15 $ 1.38-5.52
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.24 $ 0.83-3.04
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.80 $ 0.55-2.76
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.34 $ 3.97-7.32
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.00-4.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.87 $ 0.63-1.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.23 $ 1.23-3.98
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.66 $ 1.50-12.52
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.98 $ 1.75-5.01
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.25 $ 3.26-9.28
Apples (1 lb) 1.12 $ 0.50-1.65
Banana (1 lb) 0.61 $ 0.50-1.27
Oranges (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.38-1.75
Tomato (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.36-1.13
Potato (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.38-1.14
Onion (1 lb) 0.75 $ 0.25-1.60
Lettuce (1 head) 1.10 $ 0.71-2.04
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.12 $ 0.72-2.19
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.04 $ 8.28-19.33
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.61 $ 0.88-2.76
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.55 $ 0.99-6.07
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.06 $ 3.31-4.42
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.55 $ 0.55-0.99
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 5.52 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.76 $ 1.66-5.52
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.22 $ 0.89-5.33
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11.04 $ 11.04-19.33
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.02 $ 4.81-5.43
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,981.96 $ 18,221.17-24,847.05
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,797.95 $ 21,810.19-27,607.84
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 43.19 $ 27.61-138.04
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 23.14 $ 11.04-33.13
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.93 $ 22.09-55.22
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.67 $ 27.61-38.65
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.79 $ 11.04-20.71
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.25 $ 4.14-11.04
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 198.78 $ 138.04-496.94
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,306.82 $ 1,987.76-7,288.47
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 50.54 $ 27.61-66.26
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.65 $ 17.95-82.82
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92.59 $ 44.17-165.65
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 73.62 $ 49.69-138.04
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,080.72 $ 828.24-2,208.63
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 710.85 $ 552.16-883.45
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,042.98 $ 1,656.47-3,589.02
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,245.42 $ 993.88-1,932.55
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 284.33 $ 153.89-325.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 170.97 $ 102.59-230.83
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,214.74 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.30 9.00-13.00

Prices in Puerto Vallarta

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4 Comments so far
Keith Cowan on Nov 08, 2023:
The prices have surged in the last two years. But they have in Vancouver too so the relative numbers might be better than absolute.
Mike Hampel on Oct 22, 2023:
Don't know where first poster was for last 3 years. Prices on abnb for 1 to 2 bedrooms is now in the 2000 USD range or 3x more than 3 years ago. In fact it's same price in the USA or California. Don't see the benefit anymore.
shawn lunsford on Mar 17, 2023:
I have a phd and have taught in texas the last 10 years and am bilingue
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.