Cost of living in Mérida, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Mérida

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 37,149
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 15,760
  • Mérida is the 2nd cheapest city in Mexico (9 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Mérida is cheaper than in 84% of cities in Latin America (32 out of 38)
  • Cost of living in Mérida is cheaper than in 89% of cities in the World (187 out of 209)

List of prices in Mérida, Mexico. Current as of Nov 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 129
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 99
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 74
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 19
12 eggs, large Mex$ 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 71
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 46
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 213
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 33
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 11,964
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 5,693
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,716
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 6,972
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 5,197
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 977
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 365
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 8,247
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,138
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 89
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 95
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 763
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 659
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,406
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 918
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 321,017
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 19
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 461
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 138
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 81
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 139
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 487
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 41
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 55
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 26
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 127
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 262
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 149
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 799
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 600
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 86
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 59
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 40
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 11,363
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.99
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 575
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 55
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 196 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: November 24, 2020

Mérida position in our World Ranking

the world
187th
out of 209
latin america
32nd
out of 38
mexico
9th
out of 10

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

latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
mexico
1st
mexico
1st

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