- Cost of Living
- Mexico
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 31% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Mexico is 31% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Mex$ 118 (E£ 112) | E£ 128 | - 13% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Mex$ 91 (E£ 86) | E£ 64 | + 34% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Mex$ 61 (E£ 57) | E£ 38 | + 49% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Mex$ 17 (E£ 16) | E£ 14 | + 20% | |

12 eggs, large | Mex$ 30 (E£ 28) | E£ 23 | + 25% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Mex$ 20 (E£ 19) | E£ 11 | + 65% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Mex$ 60 (E£ 57) | E£ 31 | + 83% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Mex$ 38 (E£ 36) | E£ 23 | + 59% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Mex$ 21 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 195% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Mex$ 19 (E£ 18) | E£ 20 | - 7% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Mex$ 207 (E£ 195) | E£ 163 | + 20% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Mex$ 24 (E£ 23) | E£ 11 | + 106% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Mex$ 19 (E£ 18) | E£ 9 | + 94% | |

Housing | + 68% | |||

Housing in Mexico is 68% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Mex$ 18,733 (E£ 17,667) | E£ 8,139 | + 117% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Mex$ 9,453 (E£ 8,915) | E£ 4,322 | + 106% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Mex$ 1,280 (E£ 1,207) | E£ 800 | + 51% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Mex$ 10,458 (E£ 9,862) | E£ 5,576 | + 77% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Mex$ 5,809 (E£ 5,478) | E£ 2,724 | + 101% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Mex$ 1,183 (E£ 1,115) | E£ 609 | + 83% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Mex$ 378 (E£ 357) | E£ 263 | + 36% | |

40” flat screen TV | Mex$ 8,170 (E£ 7,705) | E£ 6,808 | + 13% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 1,851 (E£ 1,746) | E£ 2,789 | - 37% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Mex$ 94 (E£ 89) | E£ 83 | + 7% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Mex$ 85 (E£ 80) | E£ 83 | - 3% | |

Clothes | - 20% | |||

Clothes in Mexico is 20% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Mex$ 835 (E£ 788) | E£ 792 | - 1% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Mex$ 667 (E£ 629) | E£ 795 | - 21% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 1,352 (E£ 1,275) | E£ 1,831 | - 30% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Mex$ 1,192 (E£ 1,124) | E£ 1,409 | - 20% | |

Transportation | - 3% | |||

Transportation in Mexico is 3% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Mex$ 282,493 (E£ 266,412) | E£ 483,576 | - 45% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Mex$ 17 (E£ 16) | E£ 4.86 | + 231% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Mex$ 527 (E£ 497) | E£ 406 | + 23% | |

Personal Care | + 42% | |||

Personal Care in Mexico is 42% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 78 (E£ 73) | E£ 41 | + 78% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Mex$ 181 (E£ 171) | E£ 81 | + 110% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Mex$ 572 (E£ 539) | E£ 275 | + 96% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Mex$ 65 (E£ 61) | E£ 54 | + 14% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Mex$ 49 (E£ 46) | E£ 50 | - 7% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Mex$ 51 (E£ 48) | E£ 47 | + 4% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Mex$ 26 (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | + 18% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Mex$ 26 (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | + 17% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Mex$ 139 (E£ 131) | E£ 56 | + 132% | |

Entertainment | - 0% | |||

Entertainment in Mexico is 0% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Mex$ 374 (E£ 353) | E£ 323 | + 9% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Mex$ 133 (E£ 126) | E£ 128 | - 2% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Mex$ 1,150 (E£ 1,085) | E£ 683 | + 59% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Mex$ 708 (E£ 668) | E£ 501 | + 33% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Mex$ 95 (E£ 90) | E£ 97 | - 7% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Mex$ 51 (E£ 48) | E£ 39 | + 24% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Mex$ 41 (E£ 38) | E£ 63 | - 39% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Mex$ 9,672 (E£ 9,121) | E£ 11,870 | - 23% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Mex$ 3.88 (E£ 3.66) | - | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Mex$ 705 (E£ 665) | E£ 663 | + 0% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Mex$ 50 (E£ 47) | E£ 32 | + 48% | |

TOTAL | + 19% |

These prices were last updated on February 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.943
EGP
/
MXN

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 13,477 prices entered by 1,607 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Mexico**
is
**19% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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