Cost of living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Oaxaca

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 37,303
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 16,168
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Oaxaca
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 167
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 129
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 51
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 21
12 eggs, large Mex$ 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 57
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 40
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 25
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 199
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 18
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 11,979
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 6,292
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,267
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 7,860
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 4,258
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,131
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 372
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 6,524
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,737
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 102
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 98
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 696
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 596
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,359
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 997
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 296,593
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 22
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 407
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 359
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 62
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 180
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 401
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 76
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 46
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 25
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 136
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 293
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 131
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 909
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 678
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 109
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 61
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 31
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1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.48
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 877
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 53
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 70 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2022

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