Cost of living in Guadalajara, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Guadalajara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 48,724
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 23,496
  • Guadalajara is the 2nd cheapest city in Mexico (4 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Guadalajara is cheaper than in 55% of cities in Latin America (17 out of 31)
  • Cost of living in Guadalajara is cheaper than in 80% of cities in the World (154 out of 193)
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List of prices in Guadalajara
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 301
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 184
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 75
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 27
12 eggs, large Mex$ 48
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 76
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 53
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 248
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 38
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 25
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 19,044
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 10,877
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 656
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 13,674
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 6,680
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 421
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 395
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 4,526
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,225
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 105
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 142
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 905
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 724
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,824
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,334
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 374,030
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 23
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 473
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 139
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 83
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 235
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 626
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 85
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 59
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 72
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 43
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 29
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 299
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 402
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 157
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 926
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 736
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 183
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 76
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 42
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 10,144
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.25
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 682
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 73
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 572 prices entered by 44 different people.
Latest price update: March 03, 2024

Guadalajara position in our World Ranking

the world
154th
out of 193
latin america
17th
out of 31
mexico
4th
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Guadalajara compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
3rd
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th

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