Thinking of moving to Mexico but not sure about finances Every month we share the cost of living in Mexico with a full breakdown.

In November we spent most of the month in Oaxaca, and honestly, given the amount we ate out in Oaxaca, November isn’t as bad as I thought! Check out restaurant reviews for Oaxaca here.

Rent $621.00
Cellphone $30.18
Groceries $116.05
Eating Out $624.82
Activities $307.98
Toiletries/Pharmacy $30.10
Laundry $14.83
Laptop Repayments $91.00
Cold weather clothes $45.36
Overnight Bus Oaxaca to San Cris $92.00

Total expenses $1991.14
Income $4.848.83


Our income and expenses is for x 2 people and is made up of multiple streams and excludes business expenses such as VAs, other. contractors, software etc.

In November our income was made up of:

$663.69 – Teaching English Online
$2214.02 – Freelance (in November 3 x clients were late paying invoices for work that had been completed to the value of $2,076.20 which will be transferred to the month it is paid)
$1972.12 – Part-time employment income

All $ mentioned are converted to USD using the latest exchange rate at the time of reporting.

We also did a healthy dose of shopping this month that we have chosen NOT to include on our report in order to keep its accurate but for transparency sake the shopping, including shipping to New Zealand came to $1,100 and was things for our future home that we wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else – Zapotec rugs, art etc.

We hope you enjoyed reading about the cost of living in Mexico, stayed tuned for next months report.


Zahn is a travel junkie born and raised on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. Zahn spent two years in South Korea where she met Addison in 2018. She has visited 17 countries and is on a mission to literally work her way around the rest.

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