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​​​​Sonia

All of my services are available in Puerto Vallarta / Riviera Nayarit and San Miguel de Allende.

Please contact me for your health, life, auto, evacuation and property insurance.

Carrots    7

Apples     8

Cucumber    13

Broccoli    8


Bananas    7

Beef Tenderloin:   220 p  / kg

New York Steak:    280 p / kg

Eggs:   1 kg, ~ 18 eggs    27 pesos

  • Cost of Living does not have to vary greatly other than accommodations. Rents and home costs vary significantly but utilities such as telephone / Internet, electricity, propane, gasoline, water are relatively consistent. And if one shops at local markets vs say Mega and Soriana items such as clothes, fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef, pork, housewares are very inexpensive. Every town and city has these markets. 

​​​​Milk:   2%, 1 litre   23 pesos

Bread:   31 pesos;  Aroweat  48 pesos

Sugar:   19 p / kg

Tomatoes    12

Green beans    20

Peppers, red, green, yellow    28

Avocado    69

Litre container cut mango    30

These are expenses we experience. We are a family of 3 with a 14 year-old daughter. Your life-style, choices of service provider, rent vs own, etc will vary your cost of living.

1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds            1 litre : ~1 US quart.

When applicable tax is included in all costs shown.

Household

Property taxes: 1000 pesos for 2019 with 11000 sq. ft lot and a 214 sq m (2300 sq ft) home.

Water: in city is about 250 pesos a month. We live on edge of city and collect water off the roof into a cistern for 5 months a year. For rest of the year we buy 10,000 litres at a time for 800 pesos which lasts 3 weeks as we have some grass.

Internet & Telephone: 389 pesos / month including free calls anywhere. Cell phone with TelMex plan 500 p / month and used extensively for personal and work.

Electricity: 300 pesos every 2 months. We have many windows and our house is totally detached. Many homes in centro are attached to other homes and are dark. Lights are on all day and once they get cold in winter stay so without a heat source. Plus our home is made with sillar which has very good thermal properties. We have CFL and LED lighting, 2 large TV’s; several loads of washing a week; stove and dryer are propane. I have seen others with electric bills 10 x more based on home being dark with few windows, using electric heaters and blankets in winter etc.

Propane: 370 pesos per month for 9 months but more for 3 months as we use propane wall furnace as source of heat in winter.

Doctor / Dentist

Doctor at walk-in clinic 35 - 50 pesos; MRI 3300 pesos; CATSCAN of head with dye 3900 pesos; Back X-Rays 500 pesos.

Cardiologist / Orthopedic Surgeon, Pulmonologist: 800 pesos

Dentist (quality and costs really vary). Ours is excellent. Cleaning 1000 p, filling 1000 p, crown (including lab) 8000 p. Root canal, post, crown 12,000 pesos. Pediatric dentist for our daughter 600 p for cleaning, checkups, filling. Dentists seldom charge separate for an X-Ray nor do they charge extra for lab work for a crown as those costs are in the fees I noted.

Transportation

Gasoline: 19.8 pesos a liter which is about $3.80 / US gallon; Oil Change: 5 quarts 5/20 oil, filter, tax: 600 pesos.

Car 2019 annual fee in Guanajuato state 471 pesos; motorcycle 131 pesos

Car Wash (clean inside and out) 70 pesos

Car Insurance (2016 Lincoln SUV, Mexican plated) 9800 pesos through Santander

Body Work: 30% of charges in Canada

City Bus: 8 pesos  Taxi anywhere in centro and out as far as La Comer, Bodega Aurerra, main bus terminal etc 50-60  pesos.

Pets

Vet: neuter / spay 800 pesos; teeth cleaning 800 pesos; checkup 350 pesos

Dog Food: Costco 18 kg 750 pesos

Private School

For our daughter who is in Grade 10 cost is 65,000 pesos per school year. This includes uniforms, books, annual inscription.

Restaurants

I have a list of many restaurants in San Miguel we frequent at least 2 to 3 times a week. Our bill for 2 of us averages 350 pesos, with no alcohol. Corona, Victoria etc. 30 p.

Meat / Poultry / Dairy / Etc.

Chicken: boneless breast    100 p / kg

Chicken Feet (for dogs)      20 p / kg         

Beef: ground 90/10 mix    140 p/ kg

Pork Tenderloin:   125 p / kg

Fruits / Vegetables price in pesos / kg

We shop at local markets here in San Miguel including the huge Tuesday market with hundreds of vendors.

Figs    80

Strawberries    30

Nectarines    35

Green tomatoes (small)    8

Potatoes    13