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  • Cost to Live in MexicoThe cost of living in Mexico and specifically the Lake Chapala, Ajijic area is one of the major attractions (along with our near-perfect climate) for moving here.

    The cost of living in Mexico or any other country/town depends a lot on the person. What is your cost of living now? Are you planning on maintaining the status quo, simplifying your lifestyle or do you want to live more extravagantly? Obviously, establishing a cost of living is an individual matter.

    It has been estimated that the cost of living in Mexico is less than in the United States and Canada. The tabs below show the estimated cost for the United States of America and Canada.

    We will attempt to keep these estimates up to date as the figures change. For major cities in those countries you could get probably more relevant data by specifying cities itself.

    You can use the link below to select specific cities:

    Source: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_countries_result.jsp?country1=United+States&country2=Mexico 

     

  • Cost of Living Comparisons

    Mexico vs USA cost of living

    Indices Difference  

    Consumer Prices in United States are 53.13% higher than in Mexico 

    Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 59.13% higher than in Mexico 

    Rent Prices in United States are 72.32% higher than in Mexico 

    Restaurant Prices in United States are 58.56% higher than in Mexico 

    Groceries Prices in United States are 56.63% higher than in Mexico 

    Local Purchasing Power in United States is 42.23% higher than in Mexico 

     

      Mexico 

      United States 

          Difference

    Restaurants

     

     

     

     

    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

    4.07 $

        10.00 $

         +145.80 % 

    Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

    22.21 $

        45.00 $

         +102.64 % 

    Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar

    5.09 $

        6.50 $

         +27.81 % 

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

    1.36 $

        3.50 $

         +158.09 % 

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    2.37 $

        5.00 $

         +110.68 % 

    Cappuccino (regular)

    2.06 $

        3.69 $

         +79.13 % 

    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

    0.67 $

        1.63 $

         +141.59 % 

    Water (0.33 liter bottle)

    0.57 $

        1.30 $

         +128.84 % 

     

       

       

       

    Markets

     

     

     

     

    Milk (regular), (1 liter)

    0.97 $

        1.01 $

         +4.20 % 

    Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

    1.52 $

        2.44 $

         +60.15 % 

    Rice (white), (1kg)

    1.04 $

        3.07 $

         +194.61 % 

    Eggs (12)

    1.79 $

        2.34 $

         +30.75 % 

    Local Cheese (1kg)

    5.53 $

        9.59 $

         +73.28 % 

    Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)

    5.15 $

        7.90 $

         +53.46 % 

    Apples (1kg)

    2.19 $

        3.83 $

         +74.99 % 

    Oranges (1kg)

    0.90 $

        3.80 $

         +324.22 % 

    Tomato (1kg)

    1.06 $

        3.87 $

         +263.79 % 

    Potato (1kg)

    1.06 $

        2.44 $

         +130.20 % 

    Lettuce (1 head)

    0.71 $

        1.59 $

         +122.99 % 

    Water (1.5 liter bottle)

    0.86 $

        1.78 $

         +107.66 % 

    Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

    7.46 $

        12.00 $

         +60.89 % 

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

    1.06 $

        2.32 $

         +118.07 % 

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    1.74 $

        3.33 $

         +92.10 % 

    Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)

    3.05 $

        6.00 $

         +96.64 % 

     

       

       

       

    Transportation

     

     

     

     

    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

    0.47 $

        2.00 $

         +321.37 % 

    Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

    20.34 $

        69.00 $

         +239.20 % 

    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

    1.70 $

        3.00 $

         +76.97 % 

    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

    0.47 $

        1.55 $

         +227.28 % 

    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

    8.14 $

        29.80 $

         +266.24 % 

    Gasoline (1 liter)

    0.85 $

        0.95 $

         +12.14 % 

    Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)

    14,917.48 $

        21,000.00 $

         +40.77 % 

     

       

       

       

    Utilities (Monthly)

     

     

     

     

    Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

    50.64 $

        159.21 $

         +214.39 % 

    1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

    0.15 $

        0.16 $

         +2.71 % 

    Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

    26.47 $

        46.97 $

         +77.43 % 

     

       

       

       

    Sports And Leisure

     

     

     

     

    Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

    36.39 $

        39.53 $

         +8.63 % 

    Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

    12.54 $

        17.90 $

         +42.83 % 

    Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

    4.07 $

        10.00 $

         +145.80 % 

     

       

       

       

    Clothing And Shoes

     

     

     

     

    1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

    45.11 $

        41.04 $

         -9.02 % 

    1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

    43.20 $

        35.77 $

         -17.19 % 

    1 Pair of Nike Shoes

    73.11 $

        77.64 $

         +6.20 % 

    1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes

    53.97 $

        85.08 $

         +57.65 % 

     

       

       

       

    Rent Per Month

     

     

     

     

    Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

    297.91 $

        1,025.66 $

         +244.29 % 

    Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

    193.88 $

        773.70 $

         +299.06 % 

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

    615.70 $

        1,736.45 $

         +182.03 % 

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

    460.29 $

        1,307.83 $

         +184.13 % 

     

       

       

       

    Buy Apartment Price

     

     

     

     

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre

    938.20 $

        1,904.34 $

         +102.98 % 

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

    785.20 $

        1,255.02 $

         +59.83 % 

     

       

       

       

    Salaries And Financing

     

     

     

     

    Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax)

    673.43 $

        3,313.78 $

         +392.08 % 

    Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly

    10.99

        4.22

         -61.59 % 

     

       

       

       

    Last update  

    December, 2014  

     

     

    Contributors (past 18 months)  

    9565  

     

     

    Currency: USD  

       

       

       

     

     


     

    Mexico vs Canada Cost of living

    Indices Difference  

    Consumer Prices in Canada are 97.64% higher than in Mexico 

    Consumer Prices Including Rent in Canada are 115.81% higher than in Mexico 

    Rent Prices in Canada are 182.81% higher than in Mexico 

    Restaurant Prices in Canada are 123.80% higher than in Mexico 

    Groceries Prices in Canada are 104.49% higher than in Mexico 

    Local Purchasing Power in Canada is 83.33% higher than in Mexico 

     

      Mexico 

      Canada 

          Difference

    Restaurants

     

     

     

     

    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

    4.74 C$

        13.00 C$

         +174.54 % 

    Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

    25.85 C$

        60.00 C$

         +132.14 % 

    Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar

    5.92 C$

        8.00 C$

         +35.16 % 

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

    1.58 C$

        5.00 C$

         +216.78 % 

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    2.76 C$

        6.00 C$

         +117.22 % 

    Cappuccino (regular)

    2.40 C$

        3.70 C$

         +54.32 % 

    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

    0.78 C$

        1.89 C$

         +141.02 % 

    Water (0.33 liter bottle)

    0.66 C$

        1.68 C$

         +154.69 % 

     

       

       

       

    Markets

     

     

     

     

    Milk (regular), (1 liter)

    1.13 C$

        2.00 C$

         +76.97 % 

    Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

    1.77 C$

        2.78 C$

         +56.68 % 

    Rice (white), (1kg)

    1.21 C$

        3.75 C$

         +209.74 % 

    Eggs (12)

    2.08 C$

        3.30 C$

         +58.56 % 

    Local Cheese (1kg)

    6.44 C$

        11.87 C$

         +84.32 % 

    Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)

    5.99 C$

        12.79 C$

         +113.48 % 

    Apples (1kg)

    2.55 C$

        3.43 C$

         +34.48 % 

    Oranges (1kg)

    1.04 C$

        3.41 C$

         +226.98 % 

    Tomato (1kg)

    1.24 C$

        3.45 C$

         +178.93 % 

    Potato (1kg)

    1.24 C$

        2.13 C$

         +72.50 % 

    Lettuce (1 head)

    0.83 C$

        1.80 C$

         +117.01 % 

    Water (1.5 liter bottle)

    1.00 C$

        2.03 C$

         +103.36 % 

    Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

    8.68 C$

        15.00 C$

         +72.79 % 

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

    1.24 C$

        2.87 C$

         +131.60 % 

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    2.02 C$

        3.36 C$

         +66.35 % 

    Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)

    3.55 C$

        11.00 C$

         +209.74 % 

     

       

       

       

    Transportation

     

     

     

     

    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

    0.55 C$

        3.00 C$

         +443.04 % 

    Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

    23.68 C$

        90.00 C$

         +280.13 % 

    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

    1.97 C$

        3.75 C$

         +90.07 % 

    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

    0.55 C$

        1.84 C$

         +233.07 % 

    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

    9.47 C$

        31.90 C$

         +236.84 % 

    Gasoline (1 liter)

    0.99 C$

        1.32 C$

         +33.55 % 

    Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)

    17,362.45 C$

        23,000.00 C$

         +32.47 % 

     

       

       

       

    Utilities (Monthly)

     

     

     

     

    Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

    58.94 C$

        150.83 C$

         +155.91 % 

    1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

    0.18 C$

        0.33 C$

         +85.07 % 

    Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

    30.81 C$

        50.28 C$

         +63.19 % 

     

       

       

       

    Sports And Leisure

     

     

     

     

    Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

    42.36 C$

        50.71 C$

         +19.73 % 

    Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

    14.59 C$

        20.35 C$

         +39.51 % 

    Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

    4.74 C$

        12.00 C$

         +153.42 % 

     

       

       

       

    Clothing And Shoes

     

     

     

     

    1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

    52.51 C$

        58.73 C$

         +11.86 % 

    1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

    50.28 C$

        42.45 C$

         -15.57 % 

    1 Pair of Nike Shoes

    85.09 C$

        102.49 C$

         +20.44 % 

    1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes

    62.81 C$

        109.77 C$

         +74.75 % 

     

       

       

       

    Rent Per Month

     

     

     

     

    Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

    346.74 C$

        1,096.46 C$

         +216.22 % 

    Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

    225.66 C$

        849.47 C$

         +276.44 % 

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

    716.62 C$

        1,808.05 C$

         +152.30 % 

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

    535.73 C$

        1,388.97 C$

         +159.27 % 

     

       

       

       

    Buy Apartment Price

     

     

     

     

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre

    1,091.98 C$

        3,930.83 C$

         +259.97 % 

    Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

    913.90 C$

        2,769.33 C$

         +203.02 % 

     

       

       

       

    Salaries And Financing

     

     

     

     

    Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax)

    783.80 C$

        3,101.04 C$

         +295.64 % 

    Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly

    10.99

        3.33

         -69.67 % 

     

       

       

       

    Last update  

    December, 2014  

     

     

    Contributors (past 18 months)  

    3836  

     

     

    Currency: CAD  

       

       

       

     

     

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