Cost of Living in Puerto Vallarta

Summary about cost of living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.54 $ 3.77-15.07
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.19 $ 25.12-69.72
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.03 $ 6.03-6.53
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.88 $ 1.00-2.51
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 $ 2.26-4.98
Cappuccino (regular) 2.51 $ 1.26-3.98
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.90 $ 0.60-1.26
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.68 $ 0.50-1.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.87 $ 3.42-4.73
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.52 $ 1.09-2.51
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.69 $ 0.30-1.03
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.72 $ 0.90-2.39
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.09 $ 1.37-11.39
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.28 $ 1.03-2.98
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.34 $ 2.73-3.97
Apples (1 lb) 1.21 $ 0.34-1.82
Banana (1 lb) 0.42 $ 0.27-0.50
Oranges (1 lb) 0.45 $ 0.23-0.80
Tomato (1 lb) 0.51 $ 0.21-0.75
Potato (1 lb) 0.61 $ 0.41-0.68
Onion (1 lb) 0.59 $ 0.21-0.75
Lettuce (1 head) 1.24 $ 0.75-2.01
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.05 $ 0.60-2.26
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.05 $ 2.51-12.56
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.52 $ 0.76-2.26
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.06 $ 1.11-3.77
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.76 $ 2.51-3.42
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 $ 0.50-0.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.12 $ 14.94-40.19
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.51 $ 2.51-2.76
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.51 $ 0.81-4.04
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.05 $
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.35 $ 3.99-4.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,903.94 $ 13,061.00-20,746.89
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,704.00 $ 11,051.61-16,356.39
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 69.84 $ 35.16-125.59
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 $
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.98 $ 20.09-50.23
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25.43 $ 17.60-30.14
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.44 $ 8.79-20.09
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.02 $ 3.27-7.54
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 180.84 $ 150.70-200.94
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,511.73 $ 1,808.45-3,014.08
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36.30 $ 7.54-70.33
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 20.02 $ 12.56-25.12
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.44 $ 30.14-124.50
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 83.22 $ 25.12-174.29
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 705.38 $ 496.99-1,004.69
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 415.86 $ 251.17-803.75
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,174.84 $ 753.52-1,693.14
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,170.60 $ 995.96-1,507.04
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 248.12 $ 163.34-301.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 127.45 $ 95.67-149.39
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 497.32 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.00 8.90-15.00

Prices in Puerto Vallarta

This city had 303 entries in the past 12 months by 46 different contributors.
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