On our previous visit we fell in love with Mexico, the natural beauty, the friendly people, the cultural charm… Mexico is incredible.
Over 141 days we explored far and wide, staying a few days in some places and up to 2 months in others, and yet experienced only a fraction of what is possible. Half the size of the Continental US, it is impossible to see it all, although we did our best. From the capital city to the deserts of the central highlands, from one food center of Mexico to the other, from the Pacific Coast to the eastern jungle, we explored a diverse and exciting sample
Now that we are back for another visit, we wanted to share a summary of how much it costs to travel in Mexico, both for planning our own future spending and to help others plan their own travel.
By the numbers, here is a quick tour of Mexico:
Cities visited: 11
Archeological sites visited: 3
Bull fights: 1
Number of bar fights: 1
Lucha libre wrestling matches: 1
Monarch butterflies seen: 10 million
Baby turtles released: 500
Hours on buses: 78
Km traveled: 4250
Incidents of Montezuma’s revenge: 3
Crickets eaten: 2
Cow eye tacos eaten: 0
$ spent: $11,780 (excludes health insurance)
$/day: (numbers may not add up exactly due to rounding)
Food: $29 (2 people)
Transportation: $12 (including airfare)
Healthcare: $0.50 (excludes health insurance)
For more details on exact spending, we publish every dollar we spend on our Expenses page.
We live well and eat well, without a real budget. Our monthly expense reports often share ideas for how we would spend less
For more details on our adventures in Mexico, and to better understand our style of travel, explore here.
Jeremy and Winnie