Germany vs Mexico - Cost of Living Comparison

Germany Mexico
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1325
$713
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3223
$1726
🏠 One person rent
$720
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$1340
$559
🍽️ Food expenses
$370
$263
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$61.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2611
$641
💸 GDP per capita
$46253
$8329
😃 Human freedom index
8.73
6.92
❤️ Life expectancy
80.9
75.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
80
31
🌐 English speaking %
56.3%
13%
🎓 Higher education
94
90
😀 Quality of life
79
48
🏙️ Population
83.1M
125M

The average cost of living in Germany ($1325) is 86% more expensive than in Mexico ($713). Germany ranked 30th 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 2 months in Germany compared to 0.9 months in Mexico. Ranked 17th and 99th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Germany vs Mexico

We calculate prices for Germany and Mexico as a population-weighted mean of 662 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.

Germany Mexico
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.9
$7.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.6
$22.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.42
$5.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.72
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$3
$2.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.43
$0.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$667
$402
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$519
$227
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1374
$705
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1025
$429
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$138
$33.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$212
$51.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.1
$22.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.98%
11.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5740
$1312
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4180
$901
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.86
$0.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$70.5
$23.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.1
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.11
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$1.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.59
$1.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$6.33
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.39
$5.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.5
$8.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$2.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.81
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.59
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.69
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.08
$3.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.86
$4.77
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.47
$2.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.42
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$1.53
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.7
$33.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.3
$3.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$58.3
$26.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$15
$7.26
👖 Brand Jeans
$75.6
$41.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.7
$73
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$330
$200
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11602
$3998

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Cities Comparison in Germany vs Mexico

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$1761
3.66M
Hamburg City
$1757
1.85M
Munich
$1941
1.49M
Cologne
$1502
1.08M
Frankfurt
$1681
764K
Dusseldorf
$1470
646K
Stuttgart
$1516
630K
Essen
$1102
582K
Nuremberg
$1206
516K
Leipzig
$1178
597K
Dresden
$1125
555K
Hanover
$1253
543K
Dortmund
$1155
588K
Bremen City
$1260
567K
Duisburg
$1001
496K
Karlsruhe
$1355
308K
Mannheim
$1357
310K
Gelsenkirchen
$1351
259K
Bielefeld
$1498
334K
Braunschweig
$1158
249K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1545
231K
Wuppertal
$1076
355K
Bonn
$1440
331K
Aachen
$1169
249K
Monchengladbach
$1256
260K
Krefeld
$1219
227K
Augsburg
$1389
296K
Wiesbaden
$1425
279K
Magdeburg
$1127
236K
Bochum
$1118
364K

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