We have departed from Oaxaca so it’s time to share our actual costs. Our expenses varied wildly from day to day due to changing hotels 4 times in 11 days.
We changed hotels a lot. Much like a Goldilocks story: This bed is too hard, this place is too hot, too expensive, or just right!
Accommodation: $758.13 for 11 nights comes to a daily average of $68.92.
- Hotel Posada San Rafael, 1 night, $36.22
- Hotel Magda, 3 nights, $36.23 a night
- Hotel Boutique Casa Los Cántaros, $98.40 per night
- Hotel Casa Conzatti, $69.00 per night
Food: $347.73 for 2 of us. We ate really well, tried food carts and had fun sampling food other than tacos. Oaxaca is a gastronomical destination but we also ate Italian, Morrocan, and American food.
Transportation: $17.80 starting with $200MX for a colectivo from the airport which dropped all passengers at their individual hotels. We rode a few city buses and took two taxis.
Not included are transportation costs between our destinations. Airfare from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca de Juárez was $300 for two of us. The 5-hour ADO bus from Oaxaca de Juarez to Puebla cost $64.60 for two.
Miscellaneous: $5.40 for laundry.
Tips & Alms: $27.40
Total Expenses: $1156.46 averages out to $105.13 per day for 2 people.
We loved Oaxaca and almost didn’t want to leave! We met some expats who had just moved there from San Cristóbal de las Casas and had purchased a place they were in the process of remodeling. As much as we enjoyed San Cris I agreed with the reasons for their move: sidewalks easier for walking, more parks and warmer winter weather.
Oh, but that was before Puebla! I can’t wait until I Meet You in the Morning in Pretty Puebla.