Cost of living in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 112
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Mex$ 109
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 37
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 16
12 eggs, large Mex$ 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 80
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 52
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 115
2 liters of Coca-Cola Mex$ 25
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 15,444
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Mex$ 6,890
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 458
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 9,432
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Mex$ 4,534
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Mex$ 400
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Mex$ 442
40” flat screen TV Mex$ 5,600
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,250
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 185
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 37
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 600
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Mex$ 600
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,136
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$ 335,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 16
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 1,195
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 141
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 50
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 33
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 500
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 25
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 30
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 160
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 425
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 118
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$ 997
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 108
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 45
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 48
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,086
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 52
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 76 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2018.

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