Peso (M$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than M$800

  • Hostel dorm bed: M$200; double room in budget hotel: M$370–620
  • Comida corrida (fixed-price lunch) in low-budget restaurant: M$60–90
  • 250km bus trip: M$230

Midrange: M$800–M$2300

  • Double room in midrange hotel: M$630–1500
  • Good dinner with drinks: M$250–350
  • Museum admission: M$10–70
  • City taxi ride: M$35–65
  • Hiking/rafting/mountain-biking day trip M$900–2000

Top End: More than M$2300

  • Double room in top-end hotel: M$1600–5000
  • Fine dinner with drinks: M$360–500
  • Personalized day tour: M$1500–2000
  • Two-hour horseback ride: M$1000


It's worth asking if a discount is available on room rates, especially if it's low season or you're staying more than two nights. In markets some haggling is expected. Unmetered taxis will often shave some pesos off the initial asking price.


Most banks change US dollars, and some change euros as well. ATMs are generally widely available throughout the city. There’s a cluster of banks with ATMs a block north of the zócalo, including the following:

Banco Santander