Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 144
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Mex$ 101
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 60
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 17
12 eggs, large Mex$ 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 64
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 43
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 229
2 liters of Coca-Cola Mex$ 22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 13
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 18,001
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Mex$ 6,080
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,383
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 16,587
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Mex$ 6,210
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Mex$ 939
Internet 8MB (1 month) Mex$ 392
40” flat screen TV Mex$ 6,514
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,488
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 112
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 49
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 914
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Mex$ 658
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,262
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,066
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 270,863
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 14
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 600
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 53
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 85
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 248
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 465
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Mex$ 63
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 49
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 64
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 26
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 123
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 357
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 124
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,072
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 676
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 84
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 47
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 47
iPod nano 16GB Mex$ 2,610
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.26
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,401
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 57
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 3,828 prices entered by 319 different people.
Latest price update: February 06, 2016.

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