Cost of living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Oaxaca

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 37,155
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 16,479
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List of prices in Oaxaca, Mexico. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 155
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 117
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 20
12 eggs, large Mex$ 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 59
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 38
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 178
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 17
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 12,249
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 6,982
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,002
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 7,522
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 4,488
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 901
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 374
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 6,523
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,490
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 81
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 71
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 714
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 547
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,300
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 929
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 332,349
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 19
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 427
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 381
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 53
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 131
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 460
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 85
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 46
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 25
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 90
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 315
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 114
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 851
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 691
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 100
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 48
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 29
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 8,961
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.65
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 877
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 53
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 222 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: January 15, 2021

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