Cost of living in Matamoros, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Matamoros

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 34,097
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 12,854
  • 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 Matamoros, Mexico. Current as of Nov 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 138
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 111
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 91
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 20
12 eggs, large Mex$ 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 77
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 177
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 16
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 8,387
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 3,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,950
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 8,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 2,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 427
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 5,007
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 74
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 500
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 1,000
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 701
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 13
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 360
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 91
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 200
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 300
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 86
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 47
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 59
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 51
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 89
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 254
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 118
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 617
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 446
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 232
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 5.00
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 600
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 30
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 56 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2019

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