Mexico vs Romania - Cost of Living Comparison

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Mexico Romania
🚶 Cost of living one person
$982
$821
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2375
$2056
🏠 One person rent
$446
$382
🏘️ Family rent
$782
$660
🍽️ Food expenses
$365
$312
🚐 Transport expenses
$82.2
$40.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$790
$823
💸 GDP per capita
$11497
$15787
😃 Human freedom index
6.55
7.9
❤️ Life expectancy
70.2
73
👮 Corruption perceptions index
31
46
🌐 English speaking %
13%
31%
🎓 Higher education
89
73
😀 Quality of life
42
62
🏙️ Population
125M
19.1M

The average cost of living in Mexico ($982) is 20% more expensive than in Romania ($821). Mexico ranked 81st vs 106th for Romania in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Mexico compared to 1 months in Romania. Ranked 116th and 53rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Mexico vs Romania

We calculate prices for Mexico and Romania as a population-weighted mean of 144 and 47 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.

Mexico Romania
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.97
$8.97
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$34.5
$39.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.25
$6.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.53
$2.26
 Cappuccino
$3.69
$2.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.3
$1.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$563
$370
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$329
$263
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$990
$672
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$614
$481
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.2
$87
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$64.9
$134
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.2
$8.94
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.4%
7.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1801
$2022
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1368
$1447
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.65
$0.64
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.1
$19.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.9
$6.04
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.52
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.49
$1.5
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.04
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
$1.54
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.49
$3.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.03
$8.17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.94
$6.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.5
$10.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$1.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
$1.49
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.69
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.88
$1.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.2
$6.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.1
$5.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.24
$7.23
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.66
$3.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.02
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.82
$2.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39
$38.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.77
$6.62
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.1
$37.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$6.71
👖 Brand Jeans
$54.8
$62.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.2
$72.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$279
$412
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5961
$7145

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Mexico

City Cost of living Population
Mexico City
$1288
9.21M
Tijuana
$1184
1.96M
Ecatepec de Morelos
$904
1.93M
Zapopan
$1217
1.48M
Monterrey
$1415
1.14M
Ciudad Juarez
$1126
1.32M
Leon
$812
1.58M
Guadalajara
$1035
1.46M
Puebla
$1066
1.43M
Saltillo
$927
864K
Aguascalientes
$818
934K
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
$828
1.08M
Mexicali
$1054
1.03M
Chihuahua
$1010
878K
Naucalpan
$905
872K
Morelia
$765
963K
Culiacan
$795
808K
San Luis Potosi
$984
773K
Cancun
$1291
889K
Queretaro
$996
626K
Merida
$1128
892K
Tlaquepaque
$785
664K
Hermosillo
$914
856K
Torreon
$773
717K
Acapulco
$846
673K
Ensenada
$1027
557K
Cuautitlan Izcalli
$816
531K
Tlalnepantla
$887
653K
Reynosa
$910
589K
Apodaca
$975
523K

In Romania

City Cost of living Population
Bucharest
$961
1.72M
Cluj-Napoca
$988
287K
Timisoara
$807
251K
Iasi
$839
272K
Brasov
$928
238K
Constanta
$962
264K
Craiova
$813
234K
Ploiesti
$868
181K
Galati
$743
218K
Oradea
$820
183K
Sibiu
$800
134K
Braila
$639
155K
Arad
$678
145K
Bacau
$670
136K
Pitesti
$758
141K
Buzau
$758
103K
Targu Mures
$678
116K
Bistrita
$654
78.9K
Ramnicu Valcea
$595
93.2K
Botosani
$758
90K
Baia Mare
$619
109K
Suceava
$704
84.3K
Focsani
$748
66.6K
Drobeta-Turnu Severin
$713
79.9K
Satu Mare
$623
91.5K
Targoviste
$702
67K
Voluntari
$846
47.4K
Resita
$673
58.4K
Alba Iulia
$599
64.2K
Slatina
$610
63.5K