Brazil vs Mexico - Cost of Living Comparison

Brazil Mexico
🚶 Cost of living one person
$661
$713
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1645
$1726
🏠 One person rent
$285
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$473
$559
🍽️ Food expenses
$217
$263
🚐 Transport expenses
$79.3
$61.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$396
$641
💸 GDP per capita
$6797
$8329
😃 Human freedom index
7.22
6.92
❤️ Life expectancy
76.1
75.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
31
🌐 English speaking %
5.1%
13%
🎓 Higher education
93
90
😀 Quality of life
45
48
🏙️ Population
213M
125M

The average cost of living in Brazil ($661) is 7% less expensive than in Mexico ($713). Brazil ranked 128th vs 118th for Mexico in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Brazil compared to 0.9 months in Mexico. Ranked 113th and 99th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brazil vs Mexico

We calculate prices for Brazil and Mexico as a population-weighted mean of 385 and 144 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Brazil Mexico
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$7.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$22.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.82
$5.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$1.75
$2.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.98
$0.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$402
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$227
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$705
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$345
$429
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$33.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$81.3
$51.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.53%
11.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1462
$1312
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1009
$901
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.9
$0.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$40.2
$23.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.14
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.04
$1.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
$1.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.69
$6.33
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$5.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.96
$8.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$2.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.55
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.09
$3.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.2
$4.77
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
$2.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$1.53
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.6
$33.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.56
$3.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.5
$26.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.8
$7.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.8
$41.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.8
$73
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$271
$200
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6225
$3998

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Cities Comparison in Brazil vs Mexico

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brazil

City Cost of living Population
Sao Paulo
$948
12.3M
Rio de Janeiro
$903
6.75M
Brasilia
$878
3.02M
Manaus
$828
2.22M
Curitiba
$698
1.88M
Belo Horizonte
$722
2.51M
Belem
$689
1.5M
Recife
$653
1.65M
Campinas
$753
1.16M
Salvador
$694
2.89M
Porto Alegre
$727
1.48M
Fortaleza
$565
2.45M
Santo Andre
$702
710K
Natal
$586
878K
Goiania
$683
1.39M
Guarulhos
$548
1.32M
Maceio
$564
1.03M
Nova Iguacu
$586
823K
Joao Pessoa
$632
818K
Ribeirao Preto
$682
666K
Niteroi
$733
497K
Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
689K
Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
844K
Caxias do Sul
$492
517K
Jaboatao dos Guararapes
$594
707K
Vitoria
$650
356K
Jundiai
$776
402K
Osasco
$646
695K
Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
511K
Sorocaba
$672
645K

In Mexico

City Cost of living Population
Mexico City
$941
8.92M
Ciudad Juarez
$804
1.32M
Tijuana
$913
1.96M
Zapopan
$759
1.48M
Ecatepec de Morelos
$752
1.93M
Guadalajara
$751
1.46M
Monterrey
$886
1.14M
Leon
$662
1.58M
Chihuahua
$691
878K
Puebla
$657
1.43M
Saltillo
$715
864K
Aguascalientes
$581
934K
San Luis Potosi
$743
773K
Hermosillo
$730
856K
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
$622
1.08M
Naucalpan
$752
872K
Cancun
$868
889K
Mexicali
$659
1.03M
Cuautitlan Izcalli
$545
531K
Torreon
$577
717K
Merida
$823
892K
Queretaro
$736
626K
Culiacan
$627
808K
Irapuato
$526
593K
Mazatlan
$699
658K
Tlaquepaque
$623
664K
Tlalnepantla
$794
653K
Guadalupe
$714
692K
San Nicolas de los Garza
$796
443K
Apodaca
$697
523K