Cost of living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in San Miguel de Allende

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 49,058
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 26,526
  • 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 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 192
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 78
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 42
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 17
12 eggs, large Mex$ 38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 114
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 48
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 18
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 177
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 26
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 29
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 24,592
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 12,289
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 630
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 19,028
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 9,261
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 354
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 388
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,646
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,650
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 136
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 58
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 743
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 1,050
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,679
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,789
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 300,012
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 19
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 360
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 293
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 105
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 171
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 459
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 53
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 64
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 55
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 42
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 48
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 183
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 402
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 130
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 826
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 869
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 94
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 47
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 34
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 8,994
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 774
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 51
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 11 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2021

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