Cost of living in Mexicali, Mexico

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 79
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Mex$ 78
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 36
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 24
12 eggs, large Mex$ 36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 15
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 49
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 141
2 liters of Coca-Cola Mex$ 25
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 12
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 5,672
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Mex$ 3,929
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 2,340
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 7,865
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Mex$ 2,902
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Mex$ 1,527
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Mex$ 339
40” flat screen TV Mex$ 7,550
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,598
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 74
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 30
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 565
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Mex$ 842
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 946
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 729
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 154,833
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 14
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 631
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 110
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 113
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 211
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 460
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Mex$ 105
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 56
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 54
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 25
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 86
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 289
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 109
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 901
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$ 101
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 33
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Mex$ 12,410
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.88
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 495
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 46
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 246 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

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