Cost of living in Mexicali, Mexico

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 84
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Mex$ 95
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 58
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 25
12 eggs, large Mex$ 39
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 49
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 26
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 147
2 liters of Coca-Cola Mex$ 26
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 17
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 6,313
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Mex$ 4,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 2,256
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 7,302
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Mex$ 3,498
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Mex$ 1,522
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Mex$ 344
40” flat screen TV Mex$ 6,815
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,800
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 88
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 169
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 610
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Mex$ 794
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 986
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 784
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 174,696
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 15
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 644
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 128
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 112
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 225
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 467
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Mex$ 73
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 64
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 25
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 86
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 299
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 111
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 917
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 711
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 72
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 51
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 37
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Mex$ 10,445
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.66
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 457
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 47
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 112 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: November 20, 2018.

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