Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Mex$ 93
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Mex$ 76
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 54
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 16
12 eggs, large Mex$ 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 13
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 50
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 36
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 117
2 liters of Coca-Cola Mex$ 23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 20
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 14,199
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,521
Internet 8MB (1 month) Mex$ 469
40” flat screen TV Mex$ 9,364
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Mex$ 1,527
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 79
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 69
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 685
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Mex$ 718
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Mex$ 1,097
1 pair of leather business shoes Mex$ 955
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 205,497
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 13
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 779
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Mex$ 63
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Mex$ 61
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Mex$ 90
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 47
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 51
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 23
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 94
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 306
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 124
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,178
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Mex$ 556
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 80
Capuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 48
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 31
iPod nano 16GB Mex$ 2,421
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.40
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 638
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 44
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,997 prices entered by 268 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2015.

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