Cost of living in Xalapa, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Xalapa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 30,769
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 12,427
  • 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 Xalapa, Mexico. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 77
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 81
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 33
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 19
12 eggs, large Mex$ 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 12
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 43
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 17
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 168
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 15
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 8,322
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 3,849
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,240
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 5,765
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 3,070
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,908
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 421
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 5,893
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,627
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 87
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 79
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 721
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 666
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,030
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 945
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 289,069
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 19
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 450
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 160
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 70
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 128
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 442
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 47
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 40
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 35
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 23
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 113
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 211
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 140
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 700
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 355
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 61
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 36
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 26
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 11,860
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 3.02
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 483
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 48
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 69 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2021

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