Cost of living in Puebla, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Puebla

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 41,166
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 17,339
  • Puebla is the 2nd cheapest city in Mexico (4 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Puebla is cheaper than in 77% of cities in Latin America (23 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Puebla is cheaper than in 85% of cities in the World (177 out of 209)

List of prices in Puebla
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 324
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 151
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 25
12 eggs, large Mex$ 39
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 56
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 38
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 30
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 312
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 19
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 13,231
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 5,735
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 624
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 8,968
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 4,086
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 626
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 352
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 8,107
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,222
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 69
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 71
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 715
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 590
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,713
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,236
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 332,096
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 22
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 428
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 190
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 106
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 218
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 662
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 80
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 58
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 24
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 165
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 318
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 150
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 874
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 603
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 160
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 88
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 59
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 12,869
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 3.44
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 668
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 71
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 438 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2023

Puebla position in our World Ranking

the world
177th
out of 209
latin america
23rd
out of 30
mexico
4th
out of 5

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

the world
4th
latin america
2nd
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3rd
latin america
4th
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4th
latin america
4th

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