Cost of living in Mexico compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 42% | |||
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Food in Mexico is 42% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Mex$ 225 (E£ 175) | E£ 85 | + 107% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | Mex$ 122 (E£ 95) | E£ 77 | + 23% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Mex$ 55 (E£ 43) | E£ 44 | - 3% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Mex$ 21 (E£ 16) | E£ 17 | - 2% | |
12 eggs, large | Mex$ 35 (E£ 27) | E£ 18 | + 48% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Mex$ 23 (E£ 18) | E£ 6 | + 186% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Mex$ 70 (E£ 55) | E£ 36 | + 52% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Mex$ 40 (E£ 31) | E£ 24 | + 28% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Mex$ 24 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 154% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Mex$ 24 (E£ 19) | E£ 31 | - 39% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Mex$ 232 (E£ 181) | E£ 177 | + 2% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | Mex$ 30 (E£ 23) | E£ 15 | + 57% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Mex$ 21 (E£ 16) | E£ 6 | + 166% | |
Housing | + 62% | |||
Housing in Mexico is 62% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | Mex$ 19,253 (E£ 14,991) | E£ 7,788 | + 92% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | Mex$ 8,759 (E£ 6,820) | E£ 3,362 | + 103% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Mex$ 975 (E£ 759) | E£ 704 | + 8% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | Mex$ 10,267 (E£ 7,995) | E£ 4,620 | + 73% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | Mex$ 5,136 (E£ 3,999) | E£ 3,344 | + 20% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | Mex$ 675 (E£ 526) | E£ 501 | + 5% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | Mex$ 384 (E£ 299) | E£ 137 | + 119% | |
40” flat screen tv | Mex$ 6,789 (E£ 5,286) | E£ 4,538 | + 16% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 2,038 (E£ 1,587) | E£ 2,125 | - 25% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Mex$ 99 (E£ 77) | E£ 96 | - 20% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Mex$ 93 (E£ 72) | E£ 57 | + 27% | |
Clothes | - 37% | |||
Clothes in Mexico is 37% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | Mex$ 856 (E£ 666) | E£ 917 | - 27% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | Mex$ 662 (E£ 516) | E£ 848 | - 39% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 1,515 (E£ 1,179) | E£ 2,121 | - 44% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Mex$ 1,154 (E£ 898) | E£ 1,289 | - 30% | |
Transportation | + 7% | |||
Transportation in Mexico is 7% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Mex$ 353,649 (E£ 275,372) | E£ 395,100 | - 30% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Mex$ 19 (E£ 15) | E£ 8 | + 88% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Mex$ 542 (E£ 422) | E£ 318 | + 33% | |
Personal Care | + 25% | |||
Personal Care in Mexico is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 80 (E£ 63) | E£ 35 | + 80% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Mex$ 185 (E£ 144) | E£ 61 | + 137% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | Mex$ 528 (E£ 411) | E£ 261 | + 58% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | Mex$ 80 (E£ 62) | E£ 131 | - 52% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Mex$ 49 (E£ 38) | E£ 43 | - 10% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Mex$ 57 (E£ 44) | E£ 36 | + 23% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Mex$ 30 (E£ 24) | E£ 20 | + 18% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Mex$ 29 (E£ 22) | E£ 18 | + 23% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Mex$ 190 (E£ 148) | E£ 71 | + 108% | |
Entertainment | + 5% | |||
Entertainment in Mexico is 5% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Mex$ 308 (E£ 240) | E£ 328 | - 27% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Mex$ 151 (E£ 117) | E£ 175 | - 33% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Mex$ 860 (E£ 669) | E£ 1,249 | - 46% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Mex$ 676 (E£ 527) | E£ 406 | + 30% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Mex$ 125 (E£ 97) | E£ 75 | + 29% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Mex$ 72 (E£ 56) | E£ 38 | + 46% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Mex$ 40 (E£ 31) | E£ 47 | - 34% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | Mex$ 10,768 (E£ 8,385) | E£ 9,759 | - 14% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Mex$ 3.05 (E£ 2.38) | E£ 1.50 | + 58% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Mex$ 996 (E£ 775) | E£ 466 | + 67% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | Mex$ 62 (E£ 48) | E£ 44 | + 11% | |
TOTAL | + 22% |
These prices were last updated on April 13, 2021.
Exchange rate:
0.779
EGP
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MXN
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 14,302 prices entered by 1,304 different people.
Cost of living in Mexico is 22% more expensive than in Egypt
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