Cost of living in Guadalajara, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Guadalajara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 43,897
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 20,965
  • Guadalajara is the cheapest city in Mexico (6 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Guadalajara is cheaper than in 51% of cities in Latin America (18 out of 35)
  • Cost of living in Guadalajara is cheaper than in 83% of cities in the World (130 out of 157)
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List of prices in Guadalajara
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 227
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 132
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 61
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 22
12 eggs, large Mex$ 34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 68
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 41
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 24
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 214
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 20
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 17,725
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 8,862
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 825
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 11,257
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 4,894
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 580
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 351
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,472
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,728
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 99
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 94
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 802
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 499
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,383
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,109
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 386,825
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 21
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 600
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 141
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 67
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 99
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 596
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 61
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 47
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 58
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 31
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 194
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 305
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 162
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 850
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 725
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 122
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 77
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 35
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 11,033
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.48
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 795
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 59
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 786 prices entered by 78 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

Guadalajara position in our World Ranking

the world
130th
out of 157
latin america
18th
out of 35
mexico
6th
out of 6

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

the world
4th
the world
5th
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th

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