Cost of living in Mexico compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 26% | |||
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Food in Mexico is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Mex$ 154 (E£ 128) | E£ 128 | + 1% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | Mex$ 106 (E£ 88) | E£ 73 | + 20% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Mex$ 58 (E£ 48) | E£ 43 | + 14% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Mex$ 20 (E£ 17) | E£ 15 | + 9% | |
12 eggs, large | Mex$ 32 (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 34% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Mex$ 22 (E£ 18) | E£ 9 | + 111% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Mex$ 67 (E£ 56) | E£ 43 | + 31% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Mex$ 40 (E£ 33) | E£ 24 | + 41% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Mex$ 23 (E£ 20) | E£ 8 | + 148% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Mex$ 21 (E£ 18) | E£ 24 | - 25% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Mex$ 215 (E£ 179) | E£ 168 | + 6% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | Mex$ 28 (E£ 23) | E£ 13 | + 75% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Mex$ 19 (E£ 16) | E£ 7 | + 130% | |
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$ 18,990 (E£ 15,822) | E£ 9,581 | + 65% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | Mex$ 8,889 (E£ 7,407) | E£ 4,820 | + 54% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Mex$ 1,265 (E£ 1,054) | E£ 687 | + 54% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | Mex$ 10,677 (E£ 8,896) | E£ 6,245 | + 42% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | Mex$ 5,857 (E£ 4,880) | E£ 3,546 | + 38% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | Mex$ 937 (E£ 781) | E£ 699 | + 12% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | Mex$ 387 (E£ 323) | E£ 201 | + 61% | |
40” flat screen tv | Mex$ 7,514 (E£ 6,260) | E£ 5,334 | + 17% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 1,954 (E£ 1,628) | E£ 2,705 | - 40% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Mex$ 100 (E£ 84) | E£ 75 | + 12% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Mex$ 87 (E£ 73) | E£ 61 | + 20% | |
Clothes | - 24% | |||
Clothes in Mexico is 24% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | Mex$ 853 (E£ 710) | E£ 689 | + 3% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | Mex$ 635 (E£ 529) | E£ 769 | - 31% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 1,507 (E£ 1,256) | E£ 1,889 | - 34% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Mex$ 1,210 (E£ 1,008) | E£ 963 | + 5% | |
Transportation | - 1% | |||
Transportation in Mexico is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Mex$ 326,745 (E£ 272,241) | E£ 406,747 | - 33% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Mex$ 20 (E£ 17) | E£ 7 | + 132% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Mex$ 496 (E£ 413) | E£ 392 | + 5% | |
Personal Care | + 25% | |||
Personal Care in Mexico is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Mex$ 78 (E£ 65) | E£ 51 | + 26% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Mex$ 226 (E£ 188) | E£ 64 | + 194% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | Mex$ 549 (E£ 457) | E£ 281 | + 63% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | Mex$ 68 (E£ 56) | E£ 99 | - 43% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Mex$ 49 (E£ 41) | E£ 43 | - 4% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Mex$ 59 (E£ 49) | E£ 44 | + 12% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Mex$ 30 (E£ 25) | E£ 23 | + 8% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Mex$ 30 (E£ 25) | E£ 25 | - 2% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Mex$ 176 (E£ 146) | E£ 70 | + 110% | |
Entertainment | - 7% | |||
Entertainment in Mexico is 7% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Mex$ 342 (E£ 285) | E£ 405 | - 29% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Mex$ 140 (E£ 117) | E£ 155 | - 25% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Mex$ 942 (E£ 785) | E£ 1,080 | - 27% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Mex$ 664 (E£ 554) | E£ 560 | - 1% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Mex$ 109 (E£ 91) | E£ 80 | + 14% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Mex$ 59 (E£ 49) | E£ 36 | + 37% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Mex$ 41 (E£ 34) | E£ 46 | - 26% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | Mex$ 9,897 (E£ 8,246) | E£ 9,726 | - 15% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Mex$ 1.57 (E£ 1.31) | E£ 1.54 | - 15% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Mex$ 846 (E£ 705) | E£ 495 | + 42% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | Mex$ 55 (E£ 46) | E£ 40 | + 15% | |
TOTAL | + 11% |
These prices were last updated on January 28, 2020.
Exchange rate:
0.833
EGP
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MXN
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 18,272 prices entered by 1,557 different people.
Cost of living in Mexico is 11% more expensive than in Egypt
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