Cost of Living in San Miguel de Allende

Summary about cost of living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 121.91 MXN 99.00-400.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 725.00 MXN 600.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 MXN 120.00-120.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 50.00 MXN 25.00-70.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.48 MXN 45.00-90.00
Cappuccino (regular) 56.16 MXN 20.32-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 26.67 MXN 20.00-35.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.67 MXN 12.00-20.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 92.36 MXN 40.64-138.17
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 48.15 MXN 16.26-73.73
Rice (white), (1 lb) 21.84 MXN 10.16-31.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 42.40 MXN 32.40-102.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 80.87 MXN 36.29-181.44
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 76.70 MXN 36.87-140.25
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 120.91 MXN 63.50-234.96
Apples (1 lb) 21.42 MXN 20.32-22.63
Banana (1 lb) 12.55 MXN 11.34-13.61
Oranges (1 lb) 12.61 MXN 6.35-16.78
Tomato (1 lb) 23.28 MXN 5.08-36.29
Potato (1 lb) 14.40 MXN 4.06-21.77
Onion (1 lb) 20.33 MXN 7.26-27.12
Lettuce (1 head) 18.23 MXN 6.10-26.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 17.99 MXN 5.08-30.48
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 173.50 MXN 121.91-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 30.41 MXN 18.00-40.64
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 60.74 MXN 38.00-81.28
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 56.00 MXN 50.80-65.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8.00 MXN 8.00-8.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 350.00 MXN
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 60.00 MXN 50.00-70.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 MXN
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 MXN 142.23-250.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 84.09 MXN 75.71-87.33
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 302,393.16 MXN 300,000.00-304,786.32
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 448,013.29 MXN 450,000.00-568,934.46
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,079.96 MXN 1,200.00-2,539.89
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.34 MXN 1.00-1.02
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 530.76 MXN 300.00-1,523.93
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 631.28 MXN 300.00-2,031.91
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 225.00 MXN 0.00-450.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 65.00 MXN 50.00-80.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,063.82 MXN
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 953.19 MXN 406.38-1,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 868.26 MXN 304.79-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,900.00 MXN 1,800.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,700.00 MXN 900.00-2,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,175.50 MXN 10,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,898.93 MXN 6,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 40,705.60 MXN 22,000.00-60,957.26
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,750.00 MXN 15,000.00-30,478.63
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,691.95 MXN 1,727.11-8,399.93
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,395.07 MXN 464.51-2,399.98
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,000.00 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.33 12.00-15.00

Prices in San Miguel de Allende

This city had 199 entries in the past 12 months by 20 different contributors.
Last update: May 2022
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4 Comments so far
Eleanor Hilberman on Mar 01, 2021:
We’ve visited SMA for the past 20 years- rent a hotel room at moderate price. Sad to see the “ Chilangos” & tourists ( Us)invading but love the ambiance.We go got the Opera ( Concurso de San Miguel) & only wish Covid has prevented the wonderful musical offerings.
Food, rooms & doctors are much less than the States. Don’t want to Oversell it but have never felt unsafe.
Silvia on May 17, 2019:
Even if San Miguel is more expensive then it used to be, for us this is still worthwhile. We think of relocating from Santa Fe , NM this year. Perhaps people compare prices with an average american town, but here in Santa Fe housing is outrageously expensive. And going our for dinner and spend $23.00 for two people is pretty much impossible.
Charlie on Jan 05, 2019:
Times are changing, but our house of 5 years is 100% off the grid and our property taxes ($100) are quite low compared to the US ($5,000). We have found excellent restaurants at reasonable prices as low as tacos for 9 pesos. Produce at the local market is aways lower than the big chain stores. Medicine and medical services is also much more affordable. All of my prescription meds in US are over the counter in San Miguel. San Miguel is evolving into an expensive resort city being voted best place in the world to live 3 times in the last 5 years. But, if you do your homework you can live well on much less than most places in the US. Especially with the peso 18 to 1.
Mark Krause on Nov 24, 2018:
San Miguel is quite expensive. Expect to spend in excess of $200 USD per foot for anything within 15 minutes walk time of the center. Restaurant prices will run similar to mid-level United States cities (Dallas, Houston, Atlanta). San Miguel used to be inexpensive relative to the USA, but it is no longer.