Cost of living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Playa del Carmen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 44,037
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 21,717
  • Playa del Carmen is the 3rd cheapest city in Mexico (7 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Playa del Carmen is cheaper than in 73% of cities in Latin America (27 out of 37)
  • Cost of living in Playa del Carmen is cheaper than in 86% of cities in the World (224 out of 261)
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List of prices in Playa del Carmen
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 185
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 125
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 60
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 25
12 eggs, large Mex$ 33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 73
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 32
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 241
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 32
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 24
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 20,853
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 7,404
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,189
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 11,825
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 5,161
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 976
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 401
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 8,128
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,723
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 91
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 92
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 834
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 507
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,503
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 732
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 273,755
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 22
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 423
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 198
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 76
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 155
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 465
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 88
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 41
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 67
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 27
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 207
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 331
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 140
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 531
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 846
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 143
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 54
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 52
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 9,729
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 3.85
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 749
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 60
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 135 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2022

Playa del Carmen position in our World Ranking

the world
224th
out of 261
latin america
27th
out of 37
mexico
7th
out of 9

Cheapest and most expensive products in Playa del Carmen compared to other cities:

the world
5th
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd

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