Cost of living in Mexico City, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Mexico City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 47,512
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 26,101
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is cheaper than in 50% of cities in Mexico (5 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is cheaper than in 64% of cities in Latin America (27 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is cheaper than in 86% of cities in the World (205 out of 238)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 151
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 106
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 47
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 20
12 eggs, large Mex$ 34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 61
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 39
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 219
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 24,351
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 12,994
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,352
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 15,335
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 7,852
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 621
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 349
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,260
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 98
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 70
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 862
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 656
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,551
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,315
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 340,064
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 340
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 70
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 92
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 243
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 630
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 73
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 57
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 31
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 246
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 438
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 159
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,219
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 731
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 141
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 55
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 46
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 9,170
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.28
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,229
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 59
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,459 prices entered by 358 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

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Mexico City position in our World Ranking

the world
205th
out of 238
latin america
27th
out of 42
mexico
5th
out of 10

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