Cost of living in Cancún, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Cancún

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 44,251
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 21,733
  • Cancún is the 3rd most expensive city in Mexico (3 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Cancún is cheaper than in 68% of cities in Latin America (30 out of 44)
  • Cost of living in Cancún is cheaper than in 88% of cities in the World (227 out of 259)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 209
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 144
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 61
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 22
12 eggs, large Mex$ 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 76
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 26
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 162
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 32
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 19,312
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 8,885
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 2,347
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 13,445
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 5,122
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,468
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 423
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 8,014
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,173
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 64
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 59
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 659
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 531
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,577
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,057
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 232,028
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 544
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 245
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 57
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 146
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 594
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 47
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 60
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 29
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 143
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 342
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 105
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 703
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 895
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 104
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 63
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 42
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$ 817
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 56
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 451 prices entered by 40 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2020

Cancún position in our World Ranking

the world
227th
out of 259
latin america
30th
out of 44
mexico
3rd
out of 11

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

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the world
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the world
3rd
the world
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the world
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