Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Mex$ 104
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Mex$ 96
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 17
12 eggs, large Mex$ 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 52
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 40
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 187
2 liters of Coca-Cola Mex$ 24
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 20
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 15,043
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,615
Internet 8MB (1 month) Mex$ 500
40” flat screen TV Mex$ 10,440
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Mex$ 1,983
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 121
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 35
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 735
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Mex$ 731
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Mex$ 1,193
1 pair of leather business shoes Mex$ 985
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 245,995
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 14
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 515
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Mex$ 67
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Mex$ 60
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Mex$ 75
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 60
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 59
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 24
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 100
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 436
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 131
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,656
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Mex$ 578
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 87
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 36
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 32
iPod nano 16GB Mex$ 2,422
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.29
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 759
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 46
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,252 prices entered by 288 different people.
Latest price update: July 28, 2015.

Monterrey position in our World Ranking

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157th
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20th
out of 27

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