Cost of living in Monterrey, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Monterrey

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 50,811
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 25,532
  • Monterrey is the most expensive city in Mexico (1 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is more expensive than in 78% of cities in Latin America (8 out of 32)
  • Cost of living in Monterrey is cheaper than in 73% of cities in the World (133 out of 182)

List of prices in Monterrey
Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 281
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 134
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 52
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 21
12 eggs, large Mex$ 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 74
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 44
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 26
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 257
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 23,720
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 10,293
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,602
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 14,661
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 6,276
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 871
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 321
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,155
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,529
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 106
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 87
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 811
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 575
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,471
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,280
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 378,330
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 795
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 100
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 101
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 274
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 584
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 66
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 57
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 31
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 37
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 249
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 405
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 140
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 907
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 790
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 123
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 78
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 42
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 11,072
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.36
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,504
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 60
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 606 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: April 11, 2021

Monterrey position in our World Ranking

the world
133rd
out of 182
latin america
8th
out of 32
mexico
1st
out of 5

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

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3rd
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4th
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