Mexico Prices: Reference Guide for the Traveler

Mexico City is an inexhaustible source of attractions and adventures. Therefore, to plan our itinerary it is essential to have a Mexico prices guide and also consider some tips to save money.

Tours in Mexico

Free or cheap

In Mexico City there are several free guided walks. One of the most attractive is the Frida Kahlo tour of Coyoacán, which allows us to learn about the history of the famous Mexican artist.

Another highly recommended option is to take the tour through the center of Mexico City, where we can see the imposing Palace of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Templo Mayor, among other attractions.

Finally, there is a must-see tour of Mexican tacos, where you can visit the best taquerías in the Roma Norte neighborhood.

In the archaeological zone of Teotihuacán we can be dazzled by the majesty of the Pyramid of the Sun, the Palace of Quetzalpápalotl, the Calzada de los Muertos, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl.

Average cost  

En el estado de Querétaro, el pueblo de Bernal, incluido en la lista de “pueblos mágicos” de México, es famoso por sus pintorescas calles y la tradición vitivinícola de sus alrededores.

High cost

Una experiencia única, aunque algo costosa, es recorrer Teotihuacán en globo aerostático. Desde las nubes, la perspectiva de la Ciudad de los Dioses es inolvidable.

Accommodation in Mexico

In general, accommodation in Mexico City is very inexpensive. Podemos encontrar habitaciones por menos de U$S 10, bastante cerca del centro.

The Coyoacán area, the neighborhood where Frida Kahlo lived, is an excellent option to stay in the city, as it has options for all budgets. It has a bohemian and relaxed atmosphere, ideal to enjoy the city with tranquility. In addition, from there you can easily access other areas of interest in the south of the city such as the San Ángel neighborhood and the Ciudad Universitaria campus of UNAM.

Backpackers and Low Cost

La Casita de Coyoacán (U$S 35-40) Close to the Frida Kahlo House Museum, it offers accommodation with a shared lounge, free parking, a garden and a terrace. All rooms have a kitchenette, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Average Cost

Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur (U$S 60-75) It is located next to the Perisur shopping center. It offers a gym, free Wi-Fi and free parking. The rooms have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom (also a safe, desk and coffee maker).


Casa Moctezuma (U$S 80-190) Located very close to the Frida Kahlo House Museum, it offers a bicycle rental service and free Wi-Fi. The units have an equipped kitchen with a dining area and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer.

Si no te convencen estas opciones de alojamiento en México, te recomendamos utilizar nuestro buscador de hoteles baratos, donde podrás encontrar gran cantidad de alternativas e incluso realizar las reservas que necesites.

Supermarket in Mexico

This Mexico price guide is based on average prices surveyed on the spot.

Botella de vinoUSD 10.00
Cerveza localUSD 2.10
Coca Cola o similarUSD 1.40
DesodoranteUSD 2.20
HuevosUSD 1.60
LecheUSD 0.90
ManzanasUSD 1.80
PanUSD 1.00
PapasUSD 1.10
Paquete de cigarrillosUSD 2.90
Pasta dentalUSD 1.40
Pechuga de polloUSD 4.10
QuesoUSD 5.80
TomatesUSD 1.10
Zapatillas deportivasUSD 84.00

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Transport in Mexico

The most important transportation system in Mexico City is the Metro. It transports more than 8 million users daily and operates all year round. It is fast and inexpensive, and allows for long journeys.

The Metrobús consists of buses that circulate in an exclusive lane. It is a fast transport although it is usually overcrowded. It currently operates on Avenida de los Insurgentes and has two routes on that avenue.

The Microbús, also called “micro” or “pesero”, works through networks of small buses. It circulates practically on all the medium and large streets of the city, but it is usually somewhat uncomfortable and crowded. It offers the advantage of being able to download at the user’s will, and it is also very useful as a complement to the subway.

The Light Rail operates in the south of Mexico City. It provides an ecological transport service to the population of Coyoacán, Tlalpan and Xochimilco. The Light Rail has 16 stations and 2 terminals and connects with the metro at the Tasqueña Station on the Blue Line. It is the ideal transport to access the Xochimilco area and all its attractions.

The RTP Truck connects some subway stations with some of the busiest places in the city.

The Trolleybus network has 15 lines that cover more than 450 kilometers in total, on the main avenues of the city. It operates every 5 minutes and is fast and comfortable.

The Turibús is an excellent option to know the main attractions of our city. It consists of two-tier buses with an open top and guides in several languages.

The Taxi, in Mexico City, is a very comfortable but expensive means of transport.

A liter of fuel costs around U$S 0.90.

Eating in Mexico

Mexico is famous for a varied and exquisite gastronomy. Mexicans attach great importance to their ingredients and typical dishes, so that travelers can enjoy a multiplicity of options. Like any large city, Mexico offers alternatives for all budgets, from street stalls and fast food chains to international restaurants. For Mexicans, any place is appropriate to try street food: stalls, cars or bicycles are a very economical option to eat tlacoyos, quesadillas, huaraches or tacos in the city.

Big Mac o similarUSD 5.40
Cerveza en barUSD 2.10
Menú en restaurante económicoUSD 8.00
Taza de café o te en barUSD 2.50
Trago en barUSD 6.00

También puedes consultar el menú de La casa de Toño, uno de los restaurantes de comida mexicana más populares de la ciudad.

Shopping in Mexico

Plaza Downtown is a beautifully restored 18th century colonial building. Handicrafts, ceramics, chocolate and clothing are sold in the shops that surround the central courtyard.

The Eugenio Gallery, in the Lagunilla market area, offers more than 4000 masks from all over the country.

When To Go To Mexico


Dry season, but with higher prices (especially during the high season, which begins around December 20 and lasts until Easter).


Rainy season in Mexico City. The prices are lower.

Precios en México
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