Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 128
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Mex$ 94
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 58
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 17
12 eggs, large Mex$ 27
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 62
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 44
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 203
2 liters of Coca-Cola Mex$ 22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 19
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 19,020
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Mex$ 8,015
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,435
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 13,042
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Mex$ 5,003
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Mex$ 1,051
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Mex$ 371
40” flat screen TV Mex$ 7,561
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,458
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 110
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 51
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 760
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Mex$ 631
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,493
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,260
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 256,606
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 15
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 694
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 70
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 79
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 161
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 503
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Mex$ 74
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 52
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 56
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 24
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 125
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 361
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 137
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 345
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 693
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 145
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 55
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 38
iPod nano 16GB Mex$ 2,972
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.17
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 905
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 49
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 860 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: June 22, 2017.

Monterrey position in our World Ranking

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229th
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39th
out of 44
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2nd
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