Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Monterrey

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 49,434
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 23,856
  • Monterrey is the most expensive city in Mexico (1 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is more expensive than in 79% of cities in Latin America (10 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is cheaper than in 75% of cities in the World (176 out of 236)

List of prices in Monterrey, Mexico. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 239
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 107
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 66
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 21
12 eggs, large Mex$ 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 89
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 24
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 256
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 29
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 19,974
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 10,281
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 2,309
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 16,401
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 7,703
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,240
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 325
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,498
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,705
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 111
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 123
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 971
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 629
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,759
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,547
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 353,993
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 21
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 853
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 105
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 96
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 312
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 571
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 70
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 51
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 58
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 34
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 41
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 248
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 367
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 136
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 800
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 832
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 128
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 81
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 37
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 9,288
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.23
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,412
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 60
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 698 prices entered by 101 different people.
Latest price update: August 12, 2020

Monterrey position in our World Ranking

the world
176th
out of 236
latin america
10th
out of 42
mexico
1st
out of 10

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

latin america
2nd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
mexico
1st
mexico
1st
mexico
1st

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