Cost of living in Tapachula, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Tapachula

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 41,802
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 17,064
  • 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.
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List of prices in Tapachula, Mexico. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 65
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 99
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 100
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 14
12 eggs, large Mex$ 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 45
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 40
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 35
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 130
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 13,191
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 4,973
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 2,317
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 8,747
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 3,681
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,399
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 750
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 5,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 192
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 1,340
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 800
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 300,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 19
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 450
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 60
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 200
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 500
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 400
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 63
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 80
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 44
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 135
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 147
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 140
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 300
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 115
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 55
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 18,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 4.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 417
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 74 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: February 19, 2021

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