Cost of living in Cancún, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Cancún

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 46,683
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 22,490
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Cancún
Current as of Jun 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 242
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 136
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 61
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 23
12 eggs, large Mex$ 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 77
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 44
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 207
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 32
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 23
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 21,671
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 7,397
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,853
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 10,155
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 4,535
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,182
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 421
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 6,947
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,864
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 92
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 85
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 793
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 577
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,527
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 989
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 262,898
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 735
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 225
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 75
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 150
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 688
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 68
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 52
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 60
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 35
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 31
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 189
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 327
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 142
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 765
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 1,045
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 128
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 79
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 59
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 10,315
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.91
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 947
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 60
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 244 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: June 16, 2021

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