Cost of living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Mex$ 127
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Mex$ 73
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 69
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 24
12 eggs, large Mex$ 37
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 143
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 37
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 95
2 liters of Coca-Cola Mex$ 21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 20
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 12,915
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 867
Internet 8MB (1 month) Mex$ 398
40” flat screen TV Mex$ 6,000
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Mex$ 1,200
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 60
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 43
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 784
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Mex$ 421
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Mex$ 919
1 pair of leather business shoes Mex$ 588
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 132,992
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 13
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 449
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Mex$ 50
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Mex$ 158
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 76
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 31
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 150
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 269
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 85
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 100
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Mex$ 509
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 75
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 31
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 30
iPod nano 16GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.88
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 621
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 45
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 232 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2015.

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