Cost of living in Mexicali, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Mexicali

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 34,749
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 13,828
  • 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 Mexicali, Mexico. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 124
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 112
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 61
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 19
12 eggs, large Mex$ 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 16
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 32
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$ 177
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 27
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 10,809
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 3,438
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 2,236
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 7,870
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 3,390
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,147
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 362
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,442
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,517
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 92
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 59
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 791
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 800
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,369
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 891
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 174,568
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 18
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 720
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 114
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 91
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 209
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 460
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 67
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 47
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 61
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 25
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 90
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 280
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 113
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,015
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 729
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 80
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 54
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 36
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 12,166
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.80
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 441
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 50
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 295 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2020

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