- Cost of Living
- Mexico
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 30% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Mexico is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Mex$ 117 (E£ 109) | E£ 142 | - 23% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Mex$ 92 (E£ 86) | E£ 68 | + 26% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Mex$ 62 (E£ 58) | E£ 39 | + 48% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Mex$ 18 (E£ 17) | E£ 14 | + 19% | |

12 eggs, large | Mex$ 31 (E£ 29) | E£ 21 | + 33% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Mex$ 20 (E£ 18) | E£ 10 | + 76% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Mex$ 60 (E£ 56) | E£ 32 | + 77% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Mex$ 37 (E£ 35) | E£ 25 | + 39% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Mex$ 24 (E£ 22) | E£ 7 | + 244% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Mex$ 21 (E£ 19) | E£ 21 | - 9% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Mex$ 218 (E£ 203) | E£ 154 | + 32% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Mex$ 25 (E£ 23) | E£ 12 | + 87% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Mex$ 20 (E£ 19) | E£ 6 | + 210% | |

Housing | + 66% | |||

Housing in Mexico is 66% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Mex$ 19,373 (E£ 18,091) | E£ 8,164 | + 122% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Mex$ 10,008 (E£ 9,346) | E£ 4,722 | + 98% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Mex$ 1,440 (E£ 1,344) | E£ 893 | + 51% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Mex$ 10,652 (E£ 9,947) | E£ 5,526 | + 80% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Mex$ 6,016 (E£ 5,618) | E£ 3,433 | + 64% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Mex$ 1,409 (E£ 1,316) | E£ 591 | + 122% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Mex$ 384 (E£ 358) | E£ 274 | + 31% | |

40” flat screen TV | Mex$ 8,160 (E£ 7,620) | E£ 6,271 | + 22% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 2,053 (E£ 1,917) | E£ 3,100 | - 38% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Mex$ 102 (E£ 95) | E£ 88 | + 8% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Mex$ 82 (E£ 77) | E£ 92 | - 17% | |

Clothes | - 21% | |||

Clothes in Mexico is 21% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Mex$ 834 (E£ 779) | E£ 935 | - 17% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Mex$ 658 (E£ 614) | E£ 801 | - 23% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 1,471 (E£ 1,374) | E£ 1,927 | - 29% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Mex$ 1,291 (E£ 1,206) | E£ 1,205 | + 0% | |

Transportation | + 10% | |||

Transportation in Mexico is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Mex$ 297,639 (E£ 277,939) | E£ 461,730 | - 40% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Mex$ 18 (E£ 17) | E£ 5.38 | + 214% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Mex$ 515 (E£ 481) | E£ 323 | + 49% | |

Personal Care | + 38% | |||

Personal Care in Mexico is 38% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 76 (E£ 71) | E£ 37 | + 91% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Mex$ 186 (E£ 174) | E£ 80 | + 118% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Mex$ 546 (E£ 510) | E£ 256 | + 99% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Mex$ 72 (E£ 67) | E£ 51 | + 31% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Mex$ 48 (E£ 44) | E£ 52 | - 15% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Mex$ 51 (E£ 47) | E£ 47 | + 0% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Mex$ 28 (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 31% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Mex$ 28 (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 31% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Mex$ 119 (E£ 112) | E£ 65 | + 70% | |

Entertainment | - 8% | |||

Entertainment in Mexico is 8% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Mex$ 368 (E£ 343) | E£ 336 | + 2% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Mex$ 139 (E£ 130) | E£ 128 | + 2% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Mex$ 1,249 (E£ 1,166) | E£ 701 | + 66% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Mex$ 727 (E£ 679) | E£ 506 | + 34% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Mex$ 101 (E£ 94) | E£ 93 | + 1% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Mex$ 53 (E£ 50) | E£ 38 | + 30% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Mex$ 44 (E£ 41) | E£ 55 | - 27% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Mex$ 10,263 (E£ 9,583) | E£ 11,085 | - 14% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Mex$ 2.41 (E£ 2.25) | E£ 4.10 | - 45% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Mex$ 698 (E£ 652) | E£ 717 | - 9% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Mex$ 51 (E£ 48) | E£ 34 | + 40% | |

TOTAL | + 20% |

These prices were last updated on August 16, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.934
EGP
/
MXN

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 13,669 prices entered by 1,560 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Mexico**
is
**20% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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