Cost of living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Puerto Vallarta

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 45,375
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 25,357
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List of prices in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 121
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 113
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 54
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 19
12 eggs, large Mex$ 29
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 55
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 197
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 24
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 26,379
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 10,468
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,089
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 13,006
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 5,808
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 779
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 445
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 6,626
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,693
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 70
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 63
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 895
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 634
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,388
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,132
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 216,881
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 442
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 316
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 68
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 81
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 390
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 47
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 48
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 21
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 154
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 412
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 140
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 821
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 912
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 93
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 56
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 35
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 11,433
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.64
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 552
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 58
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 170 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2021

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