Is Guadalajara an expensive city? 

If you are looking for a trip to one of the most buzzing cities in Mexico, Guadalajara might be high on your list. Guadalajara is filled with great cultural events, stunning architecture, great shopping districts and malls, and of course amazing authentic Mexican cuisine. There are many things to do in Guadalajara, however, that all comes with a cost. Which brings us to the question. Is Guadalajara an expensive city? 

Is Guadalajara an expensive city compared to other Mexican cities? 

For Mexicans, Guadalajara is one of the most expensive cities in the country. For Western Europeans and Americans, the average salary in Mexico is quite low. However, for people from Mexico, Guadalajara is constantly rated in the top 10 most expensive cities. Guadalajara is one of the economic hubs of the country and is therefore more expensive. Furthermore, Guadalajara also has very rich neighborhoods, such as Puerta de Hierro. Which is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in all of Mexico. 

If you are going on a holiday to Guadalajara, the prices also might fluctuate depending on the time of the year. During the rainy season and the colder months, the cost of renting a hotel or an Airbnb is a lot lower.

What is the cost of living in Guadalajara?

The cost of living in Guadalajara is not that high compared to many cities in Western Europe, The US, and Canada. The estimated costs for a family of four to live in Guadalajara are around $2395 which is a 50% decrease of what the average family in New York spends according to Numbeo


Aemilius Dost is originally from the Netherlands but moved to Mexico more than two years ago. He started traveling when he was 19 and visited over 20 countries spread over North, and Central America, Europe and Asia. He currently works as a freelance SEO specialist and has worked with companies such as Surfshark, SafetyWing, and BP.

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