Mexico City Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

For a visiting tourist, Mexico City is far nicer than you would probably expect. The historic center is busy and packed with great hotels and restaurants, while the district of Zona Rosa (the pink zone) is more upscale and corporate. The Condesa and Roma districts are more interesting and quite artsy, so there are plenty of areas to choose from. One warning though, almost no one in Mexico City speaks English, unless they are employed at a tourist hotel or upscale restaurant.

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Travel Costs to Mexico City

Population 9,000,000
Area 22,000,000
Timezone UTC-6
Currency Mexican peso
Airports Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$46.45
1 USD = 17.3300 MXN
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Mexico City

Mexico City Hotel Seasons

Mexico City Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar11.25 - 17.89
starstarstarstarstar14.54 - 33.35
starstarstarstarstar14.95 - 125.33
starstarstarstarstar20.54 - 125.97
starstarstarstarstar45.01 - 604.10

Mexico City Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed8.66 - 24.52

Mexico City Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
National Museum of AnthropologyThis highly acclaimed museum is one of the city's most popular attractions
adults
5.19
Chapultepec CastleThis castle is popular for its city view as well as its interior. There is no fee to visit on Sundays.
adults
5.48
Sightseeing bus tourThe standard bus tour with hop-on, hop-off privileges for the day is a relative bargain in Mexico City. Prices are a bit higher on weekends.
adults
13.85

Mexico City Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you can get many cheap local items at casual places along the street.3.46 - 5.77
Budget lunchYou'll find excellent street food and small local restaurants with authentic foods at very affordable prices. 4.62 - 8.08
Budget dinnerOnce you go to sit-down restaurants the prices can range dramatically, but still budget meals are possible if you avoid the touristy places.9.23 - 15.58
Beer (.33l bottle)The local beers, including Corona, are cheap in most restaurants and bars, and a bit more at clubs.2.31 - 3.46

Mexico City Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center5.77 - 17.31
Metro from airport to city center1.73
3km taxi ride in Mexico City0.92 - 1.44
Metro ride in Mexico City0.12
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When to visit Mexico City

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January70420.4
February73450.2
March78490.4
April80511.0
May80532.2
June76545.3
July73536.9
August74536.7
September72535.7
October72502.6
November71460.5
December69440.2

Mexico City Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:40am6:48pm
21 Jun6:59am8:18pm
21 Sep7:25m7:34pm
21 Dec7:06am6:04pm

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