Cost of living in Ensenada, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Ensenada

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 33,963
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 14,149
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Ensenada, Mexico. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 143
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 101
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 39
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 18
12 eggs, large Mex$ 40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 67
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 215
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 9,980
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 5,596
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 557
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 6,066
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 3,473
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 274
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 351
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 8,297
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,528
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 73
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 78
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 644
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 655
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,087
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 819
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 272,143
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 18
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 618
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 73
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 180
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 518
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 79
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 52
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 51
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 32
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 36
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 85
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 319
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 127
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 780
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 599
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 71
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 57
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 40
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 8,654
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.67
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 556
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 48
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 130 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: March 24, 2021

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