Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 134
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Mex$ 96
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 62
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 16
12 eggs, large Mex$ 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 21
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 69
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 39
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 241
2 liters of Coca-Cola Mex$ 23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 15
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 20,415
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Mex$ 8,179
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,567
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 15,753
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Mex$ 6,807
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Mex$ 1,142
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Mex$ 430
40” flat screen TV Mex$ 6,824
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,307
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 95
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 55
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 767
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Mex$ 639
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,292
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,168
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 269,625
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 14
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 726
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 69
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 85
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 188
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 569
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Mex$ 78
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 51
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 57
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 24
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 114
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 352
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 136
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 760
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 716
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 81
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 52
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 43
iPod nano 16GB Mex$ 2,937
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.30
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,286
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 50
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 980 prices entered by 74 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2016.

Monterrey position in our World Ranking

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204th
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32nd
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