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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: M$200
  • Double room in a budget hotel: M$450–800
  • Comida corrida (fixed-price lunch): M$50–100
  • Beer: M$25–35
  • Metro ticket: M$5
  • Double room in midrange hotel: M$800–1600
  • Museum admission: M$40–80
  • Dinner with drinks: M$200–350
  • Short taxi trip: M$30–60
Top end (more than)
  • Top restaurant dinner and drinks: M$350–600
  • Double room in an upmarket hotel: M$1600–5000

Most banks and casas de cambio (exchange offices) change cash and traveler’s checks, but some handle only euros and US or Canadian dollars. Rates vary, so check a few places. Mexico City is one of the few cities in the world where the exchange offices at the airport actually offer competitive rates. Exchange offices in town include CCSole and Centro de Cambios y Divisas.

The greatest concentration of ATMs, banks and casas de cambio is on Paseo de la Reforma between the Monumento a Cristóbal Colón and the Monumento a la Independencia.