Budget to travel to Mexico

budget - mexico

After 2 months in Colombia, we arrived in Cancun and visited Yucatan’s Peninsula and crossed the country from Chiapas to Guadalajara, from June 19th to August 9th.


Note: We are a couple travelling for 1 year and we’ve already spent half of our time and budget and time (20000€ total). The prices mentioned in this post are PER PERSON, except for the taxis and accommodation (usually private double rooms).

Food

Mexican food is quite the same everywhere, with the same products: corn, avocado, cheese and spicy stuff! A lunch in the market cost around 60$MX.

Note: tips around 10%

  • Pizza: 170$MX a medium
  • Full breakfast: between 50 and 150$MX full
  • Burger: 125$MX
  • Ceviche: $MX

Drinks

  • Water: 15/25$MX
  • Beer: 20$MX a 500ml can in supermarket, 20/30$MX a bottle in a bar
  • Juice: around 40$MX
  • Coffee: 30/50$MX

Transportation

Bus: See the details in the post One month in Mexico

Colectivo: Private agencies offer transportation in mini bus, see the details in the dedicated post.

Taxi:

  • You can use Uber in the main cities.
  • They also have secured taxi from the bus terminals to the center: 120$MX Mexico, 170$MX Guadalajara, 100$MX Puebla.
  • The taxi from Tuxtla airport to the center: 362$MX

Metro: 5$MX a metro ticket in Mexico city

Rent a car: The best way to visit the Yucatan peninsula.


Accommodation

CountryMinimumMaximumAverage
Mexico250$MX1172$MX434$MX
12€56€21€

Activities

For the entrances fee in the various ruins and museums we visited, please check the dedicated post.


Extras

  • Phone: With Telcel you can have 3Go and a simcard for 200$MX
  • Laundry: between 10 and 30$MX per kg
  • Cigarets: around 50$MX a pack
Monte Alban

1 month in Mexico

After 2 months in Colombia, we passed 9 days in Yucatan peninsula, and then 5 weeks to visit Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Mexico, the Pueblos Magicos of Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and finally Guadalajara (total 42 days).

Hierve el agua

What to do in Oaxaca

After 2 months in Colombia, we passed 9 days in Yucatan peninsula and 7 days in Chiapas. Here is the detail of what we did in Oaxaca (4 nights in Oaxaca and 5 in Puerto Escondido).

Cascades Roberto barrios

What to do in Chiapas

After 2 months in Colombia, we passed 9 days in Yucatan peninsula, and we have now 5 weeks left to visit Chiapas, Oaxaca, Mexico and Guadalajara regions.

Izamal

Yucatan peninsula by car

Arriving from Cartagena after 2 months in Colombia, we rented a car in Cancun for a 9 days road trip through Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo. Here is our itinerary, places to visit and expenses.

DF

Mexico DF in 3 days

I arrived in the beginning of my trip in Yucatan to DF and took one day to visit Teotihuacan site. When I came back after one week playing Indiana Jones in the pyramids, I took a week-end to enjoy the city and celebrate the “Dia de los Muertos”.

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budget - mexico
To follow those spendings we used TravelSpend App.
Looking back…
Yucatan and Puerto Escondido were quite expensive (it’s also holidays period). With the average of 21€ for a double room, Mexico is one of the highest country in term of accomodation’s price.
We spent 43€ per day per person (third most expensive country of Latin America after Chile and Brazil where it was also holidays when we were there).

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