Cost of living in Mexico City, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Mexico City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,574 (Mex$ 51,773)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,409 (Mex$ 28,347)
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is more expensive than in 73% of cities in Latin America (11 out of 37)
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is cheaper than in 76% of cities in the World (158 out of 207)
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List of prices in Mexico City
Current as of Jul 2021.

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Food Update prices
MXN USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 222 ($11)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 122 ($6)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 53 ($2.66)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 22 ($1.08)
12 eggs, large Mex$ 35 ($1.74)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 24 ($1.20)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 68 ($3.40)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 40 ($1.96)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 24 ($1.18)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 24 ($1.20)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 245 ($12)
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 30 ($1.47)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 20 ($1.00)
Housing Update prices
MXN USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 25,852 ($1,285)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 14,438 ($718)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 919 ($46)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 16,363 ($814)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 8,379 ($417)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 597 ($30)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 395 ($20)
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,743 ($385)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,131 ($106)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 111 ($5.51)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 112 ($5.59)
Clothes Update prices
MXN USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 865 ($43)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 742 ($37)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,540 ($77)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,234 ($61)
Transportation Update prices
MXN USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 371,586 ($18,475)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 21 ($1.02)
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 442 ($22)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 80 ($3.99)
Personal Care Update prices
MXN USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 82 ($4.09)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 169 ($8)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 752 ($37)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 73 ($3.65)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 53 ($2.61)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 66 ($3.31)
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 37 ($1.84)
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 35 ($1.75)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 320 ($16)
Entertainment Update prices
MXN USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 414 ($21)
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 165 ($8)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 730 ($36)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 862 ($43)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 172 ($9)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 75 ($3.72)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 49 ($2.41)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 11,251 ($559)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.52 ($0.08)
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,368 ($68)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 67 ($3.32)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,356 prices entered by 321 different people.
Latest price update: July 24, 2021

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Mexico City position in our World Ranking

the world
158th
out of 207
latin america
11th
out of 37
mexico
3rd
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Mexico City compared to other cities:

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latin america
1st
latin america
3rd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th

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