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Money and costs

Pesos ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated July 07, 2019 2:05PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: US$15–22
  • Double room in good budget hotel: US$65
  • Cheap main dish: under US$11
  • Three-star hotel room: US$75–150
  • Average main dish: US$10–16
  • Four-hour bus ticket: US$30
Top end (more than)
  • Five-star hotel room: US$165+
  • Fine main dish: over US$17
  • Taxi trip across town: US$12

ATMs are widely available, though tend to run out of money in tourist destinations. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants.


  • Restaurants and cafes It’s customary to tip about 10% of the bill for decent service.

  • Hotel staff, bus porters, delivery people, hotel porters and taxi drivers Give a few bills.

  • Restaurant servers and spas Tip 15%.