Cost of living in Mexico compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 32% | |||
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Food in Mexico is 32% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Mex$ 217 (E£ 163) | E£ 100 | + 63% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | Mex$ 120 (E£ 90) | E£ 75 | + 21% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Mex$ 55 (E£ 41) | E£ 44 | - 6% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Mex$ 21 (E£ 16) | E£ 17 | - 6% | |
12 eggs, large | Mex$ 35 (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 33% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Mex$ 25 (E£ 18) | E£ 6 | + 190% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Mex$ 73 (E£ 55) | E£ 36 | + 53% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Mex$ 40 (E£ 30) | E£ 24 | + 23% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Mex$ 24 (E£ 18) | E£ 7 | + 147% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Mex$ 24 (E£ 18) | E£ 31 | - 40% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Mex$ 232 (E£ 174) | E£ 177 | - 2% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | Mex$ 30 (E£ 23) | E£ 15 | + 52% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Mex$ 21 (E£ 15) | E£ 7 | + 136% | |
Housing | + 42% | |||
Housing in Mexico is 42% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | Mex$ 18,994 (E£ 14,298) | E£ 9,026 | + 58% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | Mex$ 8,629 (E£ 6,496) | E£ 4,592 | + 41% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Mex$ 1,028 (E£ 774) | E£ 704 | + 10% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | Mex$ 10,061 (E£ 7,573) | E£ 5,440 | + 39% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | Mex$ 5,160 (E£ 3,884) | E£ 3,360 | + 16% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | Mex$ 730 (E£ 549) | E£ 501 | + 10% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | Mex$ 379 (E£ 285) | E£ 152 | + 87% | |
40” flat screen tv | Mex$ 6,882 (E£ 5,180) | E£ 4,538 | + 14% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 2,061 (E£ 1,552) | E£ 2,125 | - 27% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Mex$ 99 (E£ 74) | E£ 96 | - 23% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Mex$ 91 (E£ 68) | E£ 36 | + 93% | |
Clothes | - 40% | |||
Clothes in Mexico is 40% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | Mex$ 839 (E£ 632) | E£ 917 | - 31% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | Mex$ 651 (E£ 490) | E£ 848 | - 42% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 1,510 (E£ 1,137) | E£ 2,121 | - 46% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Mex$ 1,117 (E£ 841) | E£ 1,289 | - 35% | |
Transportation | + 2% | |||
Transportation in Mexico is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Mex$ 347,300 (E£ 261,434) | E£ 395,100 | - 34% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Mex$ 19 (E£ 14) | E£ 8 | + 80% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Mex$ 535 (E£ 402) | E£ 322 | + 25% | |
Personal Care | + 23% | |||
Personal Care in Mexico is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 82 (E£ 62) | E£ 35 | + 76% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Mex$ 183 (E£ 137) | E£ 61 | + 126% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | Mex$ 519 (E£ 391) | E£ 226 | + 73% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | Mex$ 80 (E£ 60) | E£ 131 | - 54% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Mex$ 50 (E£ 37) | E£ 43 | - 12% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Mex$ 55 (E£ 42) | E£ 36 | + 15% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Mex$ 30 (E£ 23) | E£ 20 | + 14% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Mex$ 29 (E£ 22) | E£ 18 | + 20% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Mex$ 189 (E£ 142) | E£ 71 | + 100% | |
Entertainment | - 3% | |||
Entertainment in Mexico is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Mex$ 305 (E£ 230) | E£ 328 | - 30% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Mex$ 150 (E£ 113) | E£ 175 | - 35% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Mex$ 846 (E£ 637) | E£ 605 | + 5% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Mex$ 683 (E£ 514) | E£ 441 | + 17% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Mex$ 125 (E£ 94) | E£ 75 | + 25% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Mex$ 71 (E£ 53) | E£ 38 | + 40% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Mex$ 39 (E£ 29) | E£ 68 | - 57% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | Mex$ 10,288 (E£ 7,745) | E£ 9,759 | - 21% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Mex$ 2.62 (E£ 1.98) | E£ 1.50 | + 32% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Mex$ 986 (E£ 742) | E£ 485 | + 53% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | Mex$ 62 (E£ 46) | E£ 44 | + 6% | |
TOTAL | + 13% |
These prices were last updated on February 27, 2021.
Exchange rate:
0.753
EGP
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MXN
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 13,640 prices entered by 1,256 different people.
Cost of living in Mexico is 13% more expensive than in Egypt
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