Cost of Living in Mexico:
So you've decided to live or retire in Mexico? As you plan for your
dream you'll need some real data about the cost of living in Mexico.
Below is a grocery list of real prices for items purchased at
"Mega" in Cuernavaca, Morelos during August of 2007.
A Grocery List
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|Item Description||Amount||Unit Price in Pesos||Unit Price in U.S. Dollars*|
|Oreo cookies||750 g box||32.64||2.94
|1 small bar unsalted butter||90 g||6.30||.57|
|ground cinnamon||~50 g||10.80||.97|
|dried basil||12 oz.||18.47||1.66|
|disposable razors||5 ea.||34.90||3.14|
|ground coffee||12 oz.||41.50||3.73|
|plain Cheerios||425 g||32.10||2.89|
|6 Alpura brand yoghurts||150 g||3.28||.29|
|Foca brand laundry detergent||2 kilos||28.57||2.57|
|Pantene brand shampoo||400 ml||41.90||3.77|
|can refried beans||12 oz.||5.80||.52|
|brown rice||1 kilo||11.40||1.03|
|spaggeti 1pkg.||400 g||9.90||.89|
|goat cheese||200 g||36.80||3.31|
|box Ritz crackers||450 g||12.60||1.13|
|Rexona brand deoderant||50 ml||23.29||2.09|
|Alpura brand milk (whole)||1 liter||9.80||.88|
|sandwich bread||540 g||17.00||1.53|
|ground beef (low fat) (approx. 1 pound)||78.9/kilo||53.81||4.84|
|thinly sliced beef (low fat) (approx. 1 pound)||95.9/kilo||51.59||4.64|
|small hand bananas||8.50/kilo||6.42||.58
* exchange rate of 11.12 pesos per U.S. dollar used
I know that the Canadians can handle the measurements in grams and kilos, but for the readers from the U.S. here are the conversion rates
1 pound = 453.59 grams.
1 ounce = 28.35 grams.
1 pound = 0.454 kilos (or 2.20 pounds per kilo)Back to Cost of Living in Mexico
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