Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Monterrey

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 54,497
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 26,654
  • Monterrey is the most expensive city in Mexico (1 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is more expensive than in 82% of cities in Latin America (6 out of 28)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is cheaper than in 65% of cities in the World (153 out of 234)
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List of prices in Monterrey
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 293
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 145
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 75
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 26
12 eggs, large Mex$ 64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 96
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 390
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 27
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 24,709
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 9,440
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,059
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 18,203
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 6,295
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 786
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 394
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,547
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,497
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 115
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 101
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 1,077
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 679
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,006
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,328
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 418,999
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 24
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 799
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 101
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 101
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 239
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 599
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 58
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 53
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 63
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 30
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 237
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 373
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 149
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 751
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 750
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 194
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 87
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 41
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 12,592
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.66
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,189
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 66
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 623 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2022

Monterrey position in our World Ranking

the world
153rd
out of 234
latin america
6th
out of 28
mexico
1st
out of 6

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

the world
5th
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th

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