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#1 San Miguel de Allende
#2 Progreso, Yucatan
#4 Veracruz Port
#5 Mexico, D.F.
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE / FAMILY OF 4
Real budget and expenses for 2 adults and 2 school aged children in SMA.
Rent/mortgage: 15,000 MXN Type of home and location: 3 bedroom/4 bathroom, furnished apartment in gated community outside of centro Taxes: N/A Insurance: N/A Electricity: 300 MXN Water: 100 Cable/internet: 1249 internet only (fastest plan available because I work from home and internet is critical) Cellphone: 500 MXN (2 phones) Car: We own a used car. Condo fees, security, etc.: N/A Education: 2800 MXN (pre-kinder, full-day private school) 4600 MXN (second grade, private school) Health insurance: N/A Food: 5000 MXN Gas: 4000 MXN (our car is a gas guzzler) Eating out/entertainment: 1000 MXN Pets: N/A Public transportation: N/A
Total: 34,549 MXN or $1,755 USD according to today´s exchange rate (August 19th, 2019)
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PROGRESO / SINGLE PERSON
Monthly expenses for a single adult in Progreso, Yucatan.
Rent/mortgage: 6000 MXN Type of home and location: 2 story, unfurnished home 1 block from the beach in Progreso, Yucatan. Taxes: No property taxes Electricity: 250 MXN Water: 59 MXN Cable/internet: 550 MXN Propane: 125 MXN Cellphone: 1050 MXN (USA plan) Car: N/A Car Insurance: N/A Drinking water: 128 MXN Condo fees, security, etc.: N/A Debt: 2670 MXN Health insurance: N/A Food: 1500 MXN Spending money: 500 MXN (occasional street food) Pets: N/A Public transportation: 25 one way MXN for an Uber into town, once in a while (8 times a month estimate)
Total: 13,032 MXN or $683 USD according to today´s exchange rate (July 2nd, 2019)
CUERNAVACA / FAMILY OF 2, PETS
Monthly expenses for 2 adults with 6 dogs and several birds.
Rent/mortgage: 0 (homeowners) Type of home and location: Under construction, costs an average of $10,000 pesos/month depending on the project, in Cuernavaca. Taxes: No property taxes Electricity: 750 MXN Water: 0 MXN (we collect rain water), 150 MXN for a monthly filter for the cistern Cable/internet: 400 MXN for internet and landline, no cable. Propane: 250 MXN Cellphone: Prepaid Mexican plans, 400 MXN for 2 phones Car: 0 MXN, 10-year-old car Car Insurance: 460 MXN (full coverage) Gasoline: 2000 MXN Condo fees, security, etc.: N/A Education: 0 MXN Health insurance: N/A Food: 5000 MXN Eating out/entertainment: 400 MXN (occasional street food) Pets: 1000 MXN for dog food (6 dogs), 500 MXN for bird food Public transportation: 0 MXN
Total: 20,910 MXN or $1,090 USD according to today´s exchange rate (June 24th, 2019)
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Monthly expenses for 2 adults and one toddler.
VERACRUZ / FAMILY OF 3
Rent/mortgage: 3800 MXN rent Type of home and location: 1 bedroom/1 bathroom, furnished apartment in Veracruz Port. Located 4 blocks from the beach. Taxes: N/A Insurance: N/A Electricity (with AC in 1 bedroom): 250 MXN Water: included in rent Cable/internet: included in rent Cellphone: 668 MXN ($35 USD MetroPCS plan) Car: N/A Condo fees, security, etc.: N/A Education: 2041 MXN (private preschool with afterschool care, 10 months of the year) Health insurance: N/A Food: 2000 MXN Gas: N/A Eating out/entertainment: 4000 MXN Pets: N/A Public transportation: 560 MXN
Total: 13,319 MXN or $697 USD according to today´s exchange rate (June 23rd, 2019)
Monthly expenses for 1 adult and 1 child.
MEXICO, D.F. / FAMILY OF 2
Rent/mortgage: 3000 MXN rent Type of home and location: A small apartment in a not great part of the city. Taxes: N/A Insurance: N/A Electricity: 100 MXN Water: included in rent Car: N/A Condo fees, security, etc.: N/A Education: 1200 MXN (preschool) Health insurance: N/A Food: I don´t keep track of food but staples are tomatos 15 MXN, beans 25 MXN, rice 16 MXN, eggs 27 MXN, 75 MXN, chorizo 80 MXN (all prices per kilo at local butchers and markets), rolls 2 MXN each Gas: N/A Clothes: I have to buy so much more clothing here in Mexico City than in other parts. I have to buy sweaters, jeans and long sleeve shirts. People don´t take that into consideration.
Total: 5,292 MXN or $277 USD according to today´s exchange rate (June 23rd, 2019) *assuming 1 kilo of each staple and 5 rolls per week, clothing and other expenses not mentioned are not included.
CÓRDOBA, VERACRUZ / FAMILY OF 5
Cordoba is located in the interior of the state of Veracruz.
Rent: 6500 pesos Type of home and location: 4 bedroom/4.5 bath private gated community in Córdoba, Veracruz. Water: 50 pesos Electricity: Paid once every 2 months and we’ve never had a bill over 250 pesos for a 2 month billing cycle (125 per month). Phone/Internet Package: 389 pesos which includes unlimited calls to US and Canada. Cellphone: 200 pesos Satellite TV: Mid-Range package (over 250 channels) 520 pesos Car: Own a used car Gas tank: 800 pesos over 5 months (160 per month) Groceries: 4000
Total: 11,944 MXN or $605 USD according to today´s exchange rate (August 20th, 2019)
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