Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Monterrey

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 48,072
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 23,136
  • Monterrey is the most expensive city in Mexico (1 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is more expensive than in 81% of cities in Latin America (10 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is cheaper than in 69% of cities in the World (185 out of 267)

List of prices in Monterrey, Mexico. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 183
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 118
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 91
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 21
12 eggs, large Mex$ 38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 83
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 265
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 27
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 19,328
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 9,921
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 2,267
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 15,295
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 8,386
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,229
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 348
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 8,425
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,769
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 111
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 145
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 939
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 718
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,854
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,706
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 352,925
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 21
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 751
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 87
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 88
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 290
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 607
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 88
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 52
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 57
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 34
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 226
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 420
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 147
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 790
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 779
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 118
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 76
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 35
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 9,759
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.31
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 913
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 57
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 898 prices entered by 97 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2020

Monterrey position in our World Ranking

the world
185th
out of 267
latin america
10th
out of 47
mexico
1st
out of 11

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

latin america
3rd
latin america
4th
mexico
1st
mexico
1st
mexico
1st
mexico
1st

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