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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

The Cost Of Living In Oaxaca, Mexico

Apartment Or House Ownership Budget (For A Couple)

 
Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Mortgage
HOA Fees MXN$3,000 to MXN$4,000
Property Taxes MXN$275 to MXN$325 Annual charge (variable): MXN$3,500 to MXN$4,000.
Transportation MXN$1,000 to MXN$1,200 Local bus: MXN$8 per person per trip.
Taxis: MXN$50 to MXN$100 per trip.
Gas MXN$500 For heating water and cooking. (Usually included in HOA fees.)
Electricity MXN$600 to MXN$700 Including reasonable air conditioning use.
Water MXN$225 One 20-liter jug costs MXN$30 to MXN$35.
Cell Phone MXN$350
Internet MXN$400 to MXN$700
Cable TV MXN$300 to MXN$700
Household Help MXN$1,200 to MXN$2,000 MXN$40 to MXN$70 per hour.
Entertainment MXN$5,000 to MXN$6,100 Eating out twice a week at a mid-range, local restaurant: MXN$2,500 to MXN$3,000 (MXN$300 to MXN$400 per meal for a couple).
Local drinks twice a week at a nearby watering hole: MXN$2,000 to MXN$2,500 (MXN$35 to MXN$40 for a beer; MXN$80 to MXN$100 for a cocktail).
Movie theater trip twice a month: MXN$500 to MXN$600 (MXN$100 to MXN$150 per ticket).
Groceries MXN$8,000 to MXN$10,000 Including a Sam’s Club trip.
Gym Membership MXN$1,000 to MXN$1,200
Medical Appointment MXN$40 to MXN$50 MXN$40 to MXN$50 for a visit with a local doctor; MXN$750 at English-speaking clinic.
TOTAL MXN$21,890 to MXN$28,050

Apartment Or House Rental Budget (For A Couple)

 
Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Rent MXN$10,000 to MXN$15,000 For a furnished two-bedroom apartment in a desirable location.
Transportation MXN$1,000 to MXN$1,200 Local bus: MXN$8 per person per trip.

Taxis: MXN$50 to MXN$100 per trip.

Gas MXN$500 For heating water and cooking. (Usually included in HOA fees.)
Electricity MXN$600 to MXN$700 Including reasonable air conditioning use.
Water MXN$225 One 20-liter jug costs MXN$30 to MXN$35.
Cell Phone MXN$350
Internet MXN$400 to MXN$700
Cable TV MXN$300 to MXN$700
Household Help MXN$1,200 to MXN$2,000 MXN$40 to MXN$70 per hour.
Entertainment MXN$5,000 to MXN$6,100 Eating out twice a week at a mid-range, local restaurant: MXN$2,500 to MXN$3,000 (MXN$300 to MXN$400 per meal for a couple).
Local drinks twice a week at a nearby watering hole: MXN$2,000 to MXN$2,500 (MXN$35 to MXN$40 for a beer; MXN$80 to MXN$100 for a cocktail).
Movie theater trip twice a month: MXN$500 to MXN$600 (MXN$100 to MXN$150 per ticket).
Groceries MXN$8,000 to MXN$10,000 Including a Sam’s Club trip.
Gym Membership MXN$1,000 to MXN$1,200
Medical Appointment MXN$40 to MXN$50 MXN$40 to MXN$50 for a visit with a local doctor; MXN$750 at English-speaking clinic.
TOTAL MXN$28,615 to MXN$38,725

Penny-Pincher’s Budget (Bare Minimum Costs, For A Couple)

 
Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Rent MXN$4,000 to MXN$6,000 Cheapest part of town; basic one-bedroom rental.
Transportation MXN$400 to MXN$600 20 to 30 bus rides at MXN$8 per person per trip. No taxis rides.
Gas Included in the cost of rent.
Electricity MXN$150 to MXN$200 No air conditioning use.
Water MXN$200 to MXN$250
Cell Phone MXN$200 to MXN$300 Cheapest monthly plan with minimal data.
Internet MXN$300 to MXN$400
Cable TV
Entertainment MXN$2,200 to MXN$3,000 Monthly cost for eating out twice a week (MXN$1,200 to MXN$1,500) plus local drinks twice a week (MXN$1,000 to MXN$1,500).td>
Groceries MXN$5,000 to MXN$6,000 Shopping at local markets and avoiding imported goods.
TOTAL MXN$12,450 to MXN$16,750

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