Mexico is a country surrounded by a lot of prejudice and incredibly bad press worldwide, but the truth is that not many countries on our planet can evoke such deep feelings in travelers and make everyone who has ever visited, fall absolutely in love with their people, diverse landscapes, food, and the list goes on and on.
Have you ever heard of the term «Mexican hospitality»? Because this is a real thing, the moment you land in Mexico, expect to find the friendliest and most welcoming crowd! This is the first of the many prejudices Mexico is going to break for you!
From the paradise-like sceneries of the Yucatan Peninsula beaches to the amazing desert regions of the Northern states of Mexico and from the modernity of the big and most crowded cities in the world such as Mexico City or Monterrey, to the thickest jungle areas of Chiapas and winding Sierras of Oaxaca, the Mexican culture will surely awake something in you that will make you want to discover more about the homeland of some of the most ancient civilizations in the world.
“Street in Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca”
“Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca”
Accommodation – There are many accommodation options in Mexico. Most of the hotel/hostel platforms are present in the main cities. Airbnb is also a great alternative. Expect an average of 7 EUR / 9 USD per night – this will also depend on which area of the country you’re traveling to.
Food – The offer here is wide. You can literally eat an entire meal for less than 1 EUR or 1 USD if you eat street food. The average on restaurants could be about 10 EUR / 12 USD and if you go to fancier restaurants the average might be around 25 EUR / 29 USD.
Transportation – Public transportation is the cheapest option in Mexico. A subway ride in Mexico City costs about 0,20 EUR / 0,30 USD. A bus ride can cost around the same price and taxi rides in the same city can cost about 3 EURO / 5 USD tops. Additional fees can be charged on rides to Airports, etc.
Suggested daily budget – 15 EUR / 23 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a standard hotel or Airbnb home, eating out (mostly street food), and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)
These guides can help you plan your trip
Not only I have traveled around Mexico, but I have also lived in the country for about a year and a half! I have visited more than 30 cities in 7 states. These states are Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Mexico, Quintana Roo and Yucatán. I worked and lived in 3 different states – I had my base in Playa del Carmen (4 months), Oaxaca de Juarez (9 months) and San Cristobal de las Casas (2 months).
Are you traveling to Mexico soon? If you are planning to visit or move to Mexico, feel free to send me an email and I will be delighted to help you to plan your trip using all the resources I know!