- Cost of Living
- Mexico
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Mexico**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 25% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Mexico is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Mex$ 119 (E£ 108) | E£ 140 | - 23% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Mex$ 93 (E£ 85) | E£ 67 | + 27% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Mex$ 63 (E£ 57) | E£ 40 | + 44% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Mex$ 18 (E£ 16) | E£ 14 | + 16% | |

12 eggs, large | Mex$ 30 (E£ 28) | E£ 20 | + 35% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Mex$ 21 (E£ 19) | E£ 12 | + 51% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Mex$ 62 (E£ 56) | E£ 31 | + 81% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Mex$ 37 (E£ 34) | E£ 24 | + 38% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Mex$ 22 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 210% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Mex$ 20 (E£ 18) | E£ 21 | - 15% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Mex$ 208 (E£ 189) | E£ 155 | + 22% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Mex$ 24 (E£ 22) | E£ 12 | + 90% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Mex$ 20 (E£ 18) | E£ 8 | + 116% | |

Housing | + 63% | |||

Housing in Mexico is 63% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Mex$ 18,747 (E£ 17,063) | E£ 7,936 | + 115% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Mex$ 10,237 (E£ 9,317) | E£ 4,501 | + 107% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Mex$ 1,387 (E£ 1,263) | E£ 968 | + 30% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Mex$ 10,372 (E£ 9,440) | E£ 5,298 | + 78% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Mex$ 6,093 (E£ 5,545) | E£ 3,027 | + 83% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Mex$ 1,289 (E£ 1,173) | E£ 582 | + 101% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Mex$ 385 (E£ 350) | E£ 270 | + 30% | |

40” flat screen TV | Mex$ 8,409 (E£ 7,654) | E£ 6,044 | + 27% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 1,945 (E£ 1,770) | E£ 2,902 | - 39% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Mex$ 98 (E£ 89) | E£ 85 | + 5% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Mex$ 91 (E£ 83) | E£ 101 | - 18% | |

Clothes | - 24% | |||

Clothes in Mexico is 24% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Mex$ 832 (E£ 757) | E£ 906 | - 16% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Mex$ 661 (E£ 601) | E£ 774 | - 22% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 1,403 (E£ 1,277) | E£ 1,914 | - 33% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Mex$ 1,199 (E£ 1,091) | E£ 1,495 | - 27% | |

Transportation | + 7% | |||

Transportation in Mexico is 7% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Mex$ 292,383 (E£ 266,114) | E£ 462,818 | - 43% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Mex$ 17 (E£ 16) | E£ 5.00 | + 218% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Mex$ 530 (E£ 483) | E£ 323 | + 50% | |

Personal Care | + 37% | |||

Personal Care in Mexico is 37% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 78 (E£ 71) | E£ 43 | + 63% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Mex$ 178 (E£ 162) | E£ 81 | + 100% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Mex$ 560 (E£ 509) | E£ 260 | + 96% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Mex$ 65 (E£ 60) | E£ 60 | - 1% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Mex$ 49 (E£ 45) | E£ 53 | - 15% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Mex$ 51 (E£ 47) | E£ 46 | + 1% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Mex$ 27 (E£ 25) | E£ 19 | + 30% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Mex$ 27 (E£ 24) | E£ 20 | + 25% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Mex$ 129 (E£ 117) | E£ 58 | + 101% | |

Entertainment | - 45% | |||

Entertainment in Mexico is 45% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Mex$ 367 (E£ 334) | E£ 312 | + 7% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Mex$ 137 (E£ 124) | E£ 130 | - 4% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Mex$ 1,142 (E£ 1,039) | E£ 713 | + 46% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Mex$ 693 (E£ 631) | E£ 469 | + 34% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Mex$ 92 (E£ 84) | E£ 100 | - 16% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Mex$ 51 (E£ 47) | E£ 38 | + 23% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Mex$ 42 (E£ 38) | E£ 56 | - 32% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Mex$ 9,901 (E£ 9,012) | E£ 12,204 | - 26% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Mex$ 3.90 (E£ 3.55) | E£ 21 | - 83% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Mex$ 651 (E£ 592) | E£ 707 | - 16% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Mex$ 50 (E£ 46) | E£ 33 | + 41% | |

TOTAL | + 2% |

These prices were last updated on May 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.910
EGP
/
MXN

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 13,468 prices entered by 1,656 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Mexico**
is
**about the same as**
in
**Egypt**

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