Cost of living in Cancún, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Cancún

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 44,810
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 20,843
  • Cost of living in Cancún is more expensive than in 70% of cities in Mexico (4 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Cancún is more expensive than in 58% of cities in Latin America (17 out of 38)
  • Cost of living in Cancún is cheaper than in 80% of cities in the World (174 out of 217)

List of prices in Cancún, Mexico. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 245
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 144
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 23
12 eggs, large Mex$ 32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 83
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 46
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 183
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 32
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 23
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 18,066
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 7,962
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 2,307
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 9,697
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 4,119
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,424
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 450
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 8,227
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,655
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 86
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 66
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 882
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 619
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,526
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,159
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 222,448
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 653
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 248
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 61
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 159
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 681
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 68
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 57
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 35
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 31
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 165
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 327
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 140
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 765
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 971
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 104
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 76
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 59
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 10,315
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.91
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 836
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 57
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 355 prices entered by 39 different people.
Latest price update: October 27, 2020

Cancún position in our World Ranking

the world
174th
out of 217
latin america
17th
out of 38
mexico
4th
out of 10

Cheapest and most expensive products in Cancún compared to other cities:

the world
1st
latin america
1st
latin america
4th
mexico
1st
mexico
1st
mexico
1st

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