What Does It Cost To Live in Queretaro?

Wondering where you can live in Mexico for under $2,000 USD a Month?

Check out Queretaro In the heart of the Bajio region of Mexico.

Queretaro is not only a cosmopolitan city. It is safe, clean, affordable, has great weather, and a growing population. Living in Queretaro means you’ll have access to great shopping, transportation, amenities, things to do, beautiful rentals, and very low utility costs!

In fact, a lot of people who once considered living in San Miguel de Allende have found that living in Queretaro is not only more affordable but far less crowded. And you’re only 30 minutes away from San Miguel de Allende but have a lot more inventory for rentals and in many different budgets.

In this video, we give you a breakdown of two areas in Queretaro that are quickly becoming very popular. We show you what living in Jurica and Juriquilla is like. This video gives you a full breakdown of

  • Rental options
  • Shopping options
  • Utility companies
  • Regular monthly expenses in Queretaro
  • Safety in these neighborhoods
  • Getting around
  • Nightlife
  • and a lot more!
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Cost of Living In Queretaro For This 70 Year Old

We recently surveyed all of our subscribers on their personal cost of living. And our latest entry is from our friend Dave- a 70 year old single man living in Queretaro.

This is his cost of living in 2024
  • Rent- Large Condo $25,000 Pesos A Month (About $1500 USD) 
  • Utilities – $0- Electricity, Gas, Water, and Internet are included in the rental price.
  • Public Transportation (Taxis, Ubers, Buses) $2,000 Pesos A Month ($118 USD approx.)
  • Groceries $6,000 Pesos A Month ($353 USD approx.)
  • Eating Out $2,000 Pesos A Month ($118 USD approx.)
  • MONTHLY EXPENSES $2,324 USD/Month (will fluctuate with the exchange rate)

Keep in mind that Dave didn’t include any incidentals or extras such as medical care, entertainment, or even things like emergency spending. Something you will have to consider when budgeting your cost of living in Mexico. 

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Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Reader Interactions


  1. John says

    This was a wonderful video, Mariana! Thank you.

    • Mariana Lange says


  2. Henry says

    Hi Marianna,
    Great Video and myself & wife did take a 7 day trip to Queretaro to see if it was a place to retire. We did love it there and we enjoyed the downtown area with all the cafes and restaurants. We did hook up with a real estate agent who moved there years ago from San Francisco with her family (she is mexican) we looked in the areas you had in your video, but i liked the downtown area and while looking we did find 1 place we loved, but at $26,000 Pesos it was a bit too high for us. We did get a price on medical insurance and at $950/per person that was a disappointment. We haven’t ruled it out and will decide if it’s the place for us. Thank you

  3. Raúl N. Chávez Villagrana says

    Muy interesantes tus videos y correos, incluso a Mexicanos que queremos cambiar de residencia al interior del país. Felicitaciones muy buen material.

  4. Caj Richard says

    Fantastic video! Thank you Marianna!

    • Mariana Lange says

      Glad you liked it!

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