Mexico vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

Mexico Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$713
$868
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1726
$2161
🏠 One person rent
$319
$416
🏘️ Family rent
$559
$754
🍽️ Food expenses
$263
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$61.5
$60.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$641
$805
💸 GDP per capita
$8329
$10127
😃 Human freedom index
6.92
6.23
❤️ Life expectancy
75.1
71.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
31
29
🌐 English speaking %
13%
11.8%
🎓 Higher education
90
85
😀 Quality of life
48
52
🏙️ Population
125M
147M

The average cost of living in Mexico ($713) is 18% less expensive than in Russia ($868). Mexico ranked 118th vs 85th for Russia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months in Mexico compared to 0.9 months in Russia. Ranked 99th and 81st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Mexico vs Russia

We calculate prices for Mexico and Russia as a population-weighted mean of 144 and 122 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 Russia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.4
$8.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.2
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.98
$5.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.9
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$2.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$402
$458
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$227
$306
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$705
$894
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$429
$572
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.7
$71.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.7
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.8
$8.43
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.07%
10.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1312
$3247
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$901
$2070
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.5
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.1
$26.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.64
$5.54
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.03
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.35
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.7
$1.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.33
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$5.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.7
$9.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$1.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$2.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.51
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.48
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.5
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$2.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.77
$6.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.77
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.52
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.53
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.8
$38.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.7
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26.9
$23.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.26
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$41.8
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$200
$367
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3998
$6764

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Cities Comparison in Mexico vs Russia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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

In Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1337
12.7M
Saint Petersburg
$1164
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$797
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$883
1.6M
Krasnoyarsk
$775
1.08M
Nizhny Novgorod
$864
1.26M
Kazan
$853
1.24M
Samara
$747
1.17M
Perm
$699
1.05M
Ufa
$709
1.12M
Voronezh
$667
1.05M
Rostov-on-Don
$806
1.13M
Tomsk
$583
573K
Chelyabinsk
$564
1.2M
Omsk
$621
1.18M
Tyumen
$779
745K
Krasnodar
$723
881K
Volgograd
$676
1.02M
Vladivostok
$998
607K
Saratov
$686
845K
Surgut
$849
361K
Khabarovsk
$929
616K
Balashikha
$807
451K
Sterlitamak
$852
280K
Tolyatti
$677
686K
Irkutsk
$719
624K
Sochi
$959
412K
Yaroslavl
$573
608K
Izhevsk
$595
646K
Yakutsk
$944
312K