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REAL NUMBERS, REAL BUDGETS FOR LIVING IN MEXICO

By SARA TYLER

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#1 Cuernavaca

#2 Veracruz Port

#3 Mexico, D.F.

CUERNAVACA / FAMILY OF 2, PETS

Monthly expenses for 2 adults with 6 dogs and several birds.

Rent/mortgage: 0 (homeowners)
Type of home and location: Under construction, costs an average of $10,000 pesos/month depending on the project, in Cuernavaca. 
Taxes: No property taxes
Electricity: 750 MXN
Water: 0 MXN (we collect rain water), 150 MXN for a monthly filter for the cistern 
Cable/internet: 400 MXN for internet and landline, no cable. 
Propane: 250 MXN 
Cellphone: Prepaid Mexican plans, 400 MXN for 2 phones 
Car: 0 MXN, 10-year-old car 
Car Insurance: 460 MXN (full coverage) 
Gasoline: 2000 MXN 
Condo fees, security, etc.: N/A
Education: 0 MXN 
Health insurance: N/A 
Food: 5000 MXN
Eating out/entertainment: 400 MXN (occasional street food)
Pets: 1000 MXN for dog food (6 dogs), 500 MXN for bird food 
Public transportation: 0 MXN

Total: 20,910 MXN or $1,090 USD according to today´s exchange rate (June 24th, 2019)


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Monthly expenses for 2 adults and one toddler.

VERACRUZ / FAMILY OF 3

Rent/mortgage: 3800 MXN rent 
Type of home and location: 1 bedroom/1 bathroom, furnished apartment in Veracruz Port. Located 4 blocks from the beach. 
Taxes: N/A
Insurance: N/A
Electricity (with AC in 1 bedroom): 250 MXN
Water: included in rent
Cable/internet: included in rent 
Cellphone: 668 MXN ($35 USD MetroPCS plan) Car: N/A
Condo fees, security, etc.: N/A
Education: 2041 MXN (private preschool with afterschool care, 10 months of the year)
Health insurance: N/A 
Food: 2000 MXN
Gas: N/A
Eating out/entertainment: 4000 MXN
Pets: N/A 
Public transportation: 560 MXN

Total: 13,319 MXN or $697 USD according to today´s exchange rate (June 23rd, 2019)


Monthly expenses for 1 adult and 1 child.

MEXICO, D.F. / FAMILY OF 2

Rent/mortgage: 3000 MXN rent 
Type of home and location: A small apartment in a not great part of the city.
Taxes: N/A
Insurance: N/A
Electricity: 100 MXN
Water: included in rent
Car: N/A
Condo fees, security, etc.: N/A
Education: 1200 MXN (preschool) 
Health insurance: N/A 
Food: I don´t keep track of food but staples are tomatos 15 MXN, beans 25 MXN, rice 16 MXN, eggs 27 MXN, 75 MXN, chorizo 80 MXN (all prices per kilo at local butchers and markets), rolls 2 MXN each
Gas: N/A
Clothes: I have to buy so much more clothing here in Mexico City than in other parts. I have to buy sweaters, jeans and long sleeve shirts. People don´t take that into consideration.

Total: 5,292 MXN or $277 USD according to today´s exchange rate (June 23rd, 2019) *assuming 1 kilo of each staple and 5 rolls per week, clothing and other expenses not mentioned are not included.

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