We had 10 days in Mexico City. To really know this city would require a year-long stay!
We always track our expenses wherever we are using the Travel Wallet app. I share them in a post in order to give prospective travelers an idea what a trip might cost. One can always spend more – or less.
Accommodation: $616.50 or $61.65 per night for 10 nights at one Airbnb in a central location.
Food: $308.74 I confess, we visited Starbucks twice daily and generally ate only one meal a day. I regret not taking a food tour; there were foods I would have liked to try but didn’t find.
Transportation: $13.00 includes $7.00 for travel around the city. We Ubered once but discovered that the Metro was only .25 per person per trip! The transfer by taxi from the bus station cost $6. Not included: Airfare home, the $26.75 ADO bus to CDMX, or the $5 Uber to the airport.
Entertainment: $17.71 for a 2-day pass on the Turibus. We didn’t have to pay for any admissions because they were either free or it was Sunday when they generally don’t charge admissions. At Chapultepec Castle there was no charge for Seniors over age 60, a nice $8 savings. Sadly, we didn’t take excursions to Xochimilco or Teotihuacan Pyramids.
Misc: $12.85 for doing laundry twice and the cost for using the W/C.
Tips& Alms: $17.70
Total expenses: $986.50 for an average cost of $98.65 per day for two of us.
We have published the Cost of Travel for each area visited as linked here: Puerto Morelos, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Huatulco and Puerto Escondido, and Puebla. I will do one more post of The Great Expense combining our total Cost of Travel: Mexico to show the average daily expense spread out over two months of slow travel.
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