Cost of living in Chapala-Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Chapala-Ajijic, Jalisco

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 42,053
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 22,047
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Chapala-Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 145
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 92
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 50
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 23
12 eggs, large Mex$ 33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 80
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 25
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 144
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 25
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 27
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 18,709
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 11,657
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 838
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 11,703
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 7,988
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 394
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 438
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 4,422
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 145
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 68
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 716
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 432
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 673
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,513
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 175,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 200
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 522
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 75
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 162
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 406
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 32
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 30
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 41
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 71
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 386
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 100
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 584
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 503
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 70
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 55
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 36
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 11,350
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 395
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 56
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 89 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2021

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