Cost of living in Mexico City, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Mexico City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 47,856
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 26,359
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is more expensive than in 70% of cities in Mexico (4 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is cheaper than in 53% of cities in Latin America (25 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is cheaper than in 79% of cities in the World (225 out of 285)

List of prices in Mexico City, Mexico. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 153
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 104
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 50
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 20
12 eggs, large Mex$ 32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 63
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 40
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 197
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 27
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 24,580
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 13,099
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,181
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 15,060
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 7,998
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 706
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 398
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,762
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,927
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 106
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 80
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 887
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 681
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,568
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,460
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 331,541
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 21
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 337
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 80
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 99
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 277
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 676
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 74
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 52
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 60
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 31
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 236
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 490
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 157
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,230
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 765
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 148
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 54
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 47
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 9,204
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.35
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,161
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 55
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,225 prices entered by 356 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2020

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Mexico City position in our World Ranking

the world
225th
out of 285
latin america
25th
out of 47
mexico
4th
out of 10

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