Cost of living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Puerto Vallarta

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 42,667
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 23,606
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List of prices in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 119
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 107
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 15
12 eggs, large Mex$ 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 66
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 29
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 146
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 19
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 22,007
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 11,817
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 908
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 13,296
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 5,956
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 730
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 417
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 6,588
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,612
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 65
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 64
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 879
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 607
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,337
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,033
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 216,881
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 463
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 317
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 75
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 102
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 375
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 49
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 45
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 20
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 110
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 422
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 117
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 824
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 843
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 87
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 53
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 34
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 10,490
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.64
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 541
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 55
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 78 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: August 13, 2020

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