Cost of living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Puerto Vallarta

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 64,749
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 40,689
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Puerto Vallarta
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 246
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 170
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 74
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 28
12 eggs, large Mex$ 39
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 99
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 57
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 289
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 35
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 23
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 44,737
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 18,706
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,407
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 27,839
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 11,953
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 493
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 404
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 5,840
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,179
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 127
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 178
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 1,066
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 701
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,451
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,128
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 245,117
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 23
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 420
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 317
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 68
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 171
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 578
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 51
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 71
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 29
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 202
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 447
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 132
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 899
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 912
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 121
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 69
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 41
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 12,504
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.42
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 709
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 64
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 190 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: April 21, 2024

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