Cost of living in Puebla, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Puebla

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 41,723
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 20,086
  • 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.
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List of prices in Puebla, Mexico. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 136
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 113
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 49
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 21
12 eggs, large Mex$ 29
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 62
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 38
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 22
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 190
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 17
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 16,938
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 8,123
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 888
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 13,734
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 6,497
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 837
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 454
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,345
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,174
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 91
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 93
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 864
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 508
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,743
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 867
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 349,609
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 526
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 236
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 116
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 200
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 454
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 94
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 56
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 55
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 24
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 219
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 294
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 130
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 993
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 689
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 116
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 37
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 10,374
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.70
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,147
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 55
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 903 prices entered by 58 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2020

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