Mexico vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

Mexico Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$713
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1726
$2274
🏠 One person rent
$319
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$559
$882
🍽️ Food expenses
$263
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$61.5
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$641
$567
💸 GDP per capita
$8329
$7187
😃 Human freedom index
6.92
6.89
❤️ Life expectancy
75.1
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
31
35
🌐 English speaking %
13%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
90
77
😀 Quality of life
48
64
🏙️ Population
125M
65.9M

The average cost of living in Mexico ($713) is 4% less expensive than in Thailand ($742). Mexico ranked 118th vs 112th for Thailand 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 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 99th and 46th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Mexico vs Thailand

We calculate prices for Mexico and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 144 and 35 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 Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.4
$2.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.2
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.98
$5.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.9
$2.24
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$402
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$227
$217
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$705
$1352
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$429
$659
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.7
$44.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.7
$68.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.8
$15.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.07%
5.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1312
$4115
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$901
$2059
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.5
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.1
$31.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.64
$8.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.03
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.35
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.7
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.33
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$2.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.7
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.51
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.48
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.5
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.08
$3.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.77
$3.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.77
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.52
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.53
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.8
$47.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.7
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26.9
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.26
$8.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$41.8
$48.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$200
$441
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3998
$13427

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Cities Comparison in Mexico vs Thailand

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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 Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$848
5.7M
Nonthaburi
$582
256K
Hat Yai
$548
159K
Pak Kret
$532
185K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
134K
Chaophraya Surasak
$537
133K
Surat Thani
$477
131K
Klaeng
$549
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$496
106K
Chiang Mai
$539
127K
Khon Kaen
$577
116K
Nakhon Sawan
$479
86.4K
Rangsit
$485
79.3K
Udon Thani
$468
130K
Pattaya
$584
116K
Laem Chabang
$534
77.8K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
76.7K
Ubon Ratchathani
$457
79K
Lat Luang
$535
73.9K
Tha Khlong
$536
72.8K
Phuket
$637
77.6K
Nong Prue
$535
70.6K
Ko Samui
$536
69K
Nakhon Pathom
$401
78.8K
Hua Hin
$625
59.4K
Phitsanulok
$420
70.9K
Krabi
$543
30.5K
Chiang Rai
$498
70.6K
Ko Lanta
$536
33.4K
Ao Nang
$661
12.9K