Cost of Living in Playa del Carmen

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$673
$1543
🛋️ Without rent
$363
$1072
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$311
$471
🍽️ Food
$251
$651
🚐 Transport
$44
$122
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$642
😀 Quality of life
36
🏙️ Population
305K

The average cost of living in Playa del Carmen is $673, which is in the top 27% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6816th out of 9294 in our global list and 33rd out of 144 in Mexico.

The median after-tax salary is $642, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months. Ranked 7764th (TOP 84%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 65th best city to live in Mexico. With an estimated population of 305K, Playa del Carmen is the 61st largest city in Mexico.

✈️ Closest airport 20 km Cozumel International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 18.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 12468 Technological University of La Riviera Maya
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Prices in Playa del Carmen

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.01
 Cappuccino
$2.27
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.09
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$469
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$202
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$820
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$291
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1311
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1041
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$20.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.92
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.95
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.78
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.67
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.34
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.47
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$41.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$145
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4697

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