Cost of living in La Paz, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in La Paz

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 37,255
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 17,551
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in La Paz, Mexico. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 159
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 122
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 21
12 eggs, large Mex$ 34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 69
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 226
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 14,672
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 7,348
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 720
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 7,775
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 5,214
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 529
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 409
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,152
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,411
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 54
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 54
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 741
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 687
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,314
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,197
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 274,912
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 19
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 529
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 129
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 77
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 297
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 506
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 74
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 48
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 27
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 31
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 110
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 222
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 116
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 440
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 647
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 78
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 56
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 32
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 5,944
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.17
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 466
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 58
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 223 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: April 16, 2021

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