Cost of living in Los Cabos, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Los Cabos

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $1,893 (Mex$ 42,372)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $951 (Mex$ 21,287)
  • 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 Los Cabos, Mexico. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
MXN USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 235 ($11)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 104 ($4.62)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 56 ($2.50)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 21 ($0.92)
12 eggs, large Mex$ 28 ($1.25)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 21 ($0.92)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 73 ($3.28)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 30 ($1.35)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 29 ($1.28)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 20 ($0.88)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 222 ($10)
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 27 ($1.23)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 19 ($0.84)
Housing [Edit]
MXN USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 20,982 ($937)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 6,371 ($285)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,767 ($79)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 14,741 ($658)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 6,903 ($308)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,808 ($81)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 370 ($17)
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,155 ($320)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,510 ($112)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 83 ($3.69)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 115 ($5.12)
Clothes [Edit]
MXN USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 734 ($33)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 687 ($31)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,222 ($55)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 994 ($44)
Transportation [Edit]
MXN USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 273,459 ($12,214)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 19 ($0.84)
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 393 ($18)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 325 ($15)
Personal Care [Edit]
MXN USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 42 ($1.87)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 212 ($9)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 352 ($16)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 85 ($3.80)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 36 ($1.59)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 58 ($2.61)
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 30 ($1.34)
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 26 ($1.15)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 207 ($9)
Entertainment [Edit]
MXN USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 340 ($15)
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 110 ($4.90)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 500 ($22)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 592 ($26)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 91 ($4.05)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 69 ($3.10)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 42 ($1.87)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 10,251 ($458)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 0.99 ($0.04)
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 888 ($40)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 57 ($2.55)
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 116 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 10, 2020

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