Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Monterrey

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 55,473
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 28,074
  • Monterrey is the most expensive city in Mexico (1 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is more expensive than in 81% of cities in Latin America (9 out of 42)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is cheaper than in 65% of cities in the World (172 out of 266)
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List of prices in Monterrey
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 304
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 134
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 76
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 24
12 eggs, large Mex$ 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 75
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 53
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 327
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 33
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 23
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 25,024
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 12,026
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,469
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 20,364
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 7,411
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 913
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 437
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 8,190
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,429
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 103
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 93
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 1,080
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 567
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,978
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,054
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 388,622
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 23
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 868
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 132
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 99
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 244
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 567
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 65
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 60
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 63
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 29
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 262
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 449
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 139
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 898
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 653
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 143
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 86
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 41
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 12,020
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 3.41
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,380
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 66
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 354 prices entered by 68 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

Monterrey position in our World Ranking

the world
172nd
out of 266
latin america
9th
out of 42
mexico
1st
out of 6

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

latin america
3rd
latin america
4th

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