Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Monterrey

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 63,239
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 35,633
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is more expensive than in 81% of cities in Latin America (7 out of 32)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is cheaper than in 57% of cities in the World (98 out of 171)
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List of prices in Monterrey
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 270
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 141
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 74
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 28
12 eggs, large Mex$ 40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 104
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 55
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 285
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 36
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 21
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 32,067
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 19,444
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,213
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 21,083
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 11,689
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 909
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 505
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 5,557
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,498
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 112
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 87
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 1,102
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 844
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,799
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,720
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 468,193
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 25
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 508
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 90
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 83
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 375
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 637
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 80
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 62
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 83
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 47
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 241
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 369
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 207
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 909
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 856
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 168
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 75
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 54
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 12,356
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 3.57
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,072
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 74
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 334 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: May 29, 2024

Monterrey position in our World Ranking

the world
98th
out of 171
latin america
7th
out of 32
mexico
3rd
out of 5

Cheapest and most expensive products in Monterrey compared to other cities:

latin america
4th
latin america
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