How Cheap is Mexico – Really??

墨西哥国内的旅游价格很便宜

Way back in 2005 I wrote a post about how Mexico wasn't a featured country in my bookThe World's Cheapest Destinations,but it was still quite a bargain.Now 12 years later,那家邮局每天都有人来往,so I'm updating it now for the late '10s.

Back then I owned a little beach house on the Gulf Coast near Merida that we put $45K into and used for years as our getaway vacation home.几年前我们卖的时候,we basically broke even.It'sstilldirt cheap to buy a house around there.Later we bought a much bigger four-bedroom house with a view in Guanajuato for $85K.很难夸大房地产价格(和税收)下降对其他价格的影响。再加上相对较低的工资,这意味着,如果你来自一个富有的国家,拥有美元或欧元,你会发现相当多的套利机会。

你必须去正确的地方,however,没有那么多像你这样的人的地区,系统已经失控了。

墨西哥度假酒店vs.真正的墨西哥廉价旅游

许多短途旅行的游客从墨西哥度假回来,说这个国家并没有那么便宜。在某种程度上,they're right,but it all depends on where you go and which Mexico you are seeing.

Torta位于墨西哥内陆,价格低廉。

一个不到2美元的墨西哥包子。威廉希尔篮球投注

If you spend all your time in places that cater to tourists from Canada,the US,和欧洲,you will pay prices that are meant for…well,来自加拿大的人,the US,和欧洲。纯粹是供求关系:如果度假村,excursion companies,and restaurant owners in those areas can get planeloads of people to pay prices close to what they would pay at home,that's going to be the price that is charged.所以如果你去圣卢卡斯的度假胜地,瓦尔拉塔港,或者坎昆,you won't save much over what you would pay to go on vacation at home.You'll just have a higher staff to guest ratio and good booze flowing freely from the all-inclusive bar.

在墨西哥旅游胜地,唯一能真正获得优惠的房间的方法是购买包括机票在内的优惠套餐,或者从诸如CheapCaribbean.com.然后,你可以通过乘坐当地交通工具而不是昂贵的旅游线路,或者在当地人吃饭的餐馆吃饭,而不是游客吃饭的地方(如果套餐不包括在内),来大幅降低成本。(As a bonus,食物也会更有趣。)

墨西哥的瓜纳瓦托比度假区便宜得多。

如果你离开度假区,however,it's a whole different story.这个墨西哥,远离海滩,is far more reasonable and naturally more authentic.In areas such as Merida,,Guanajuanto,and瓦哈卡,很容易找到一个基本的带空调的酒店房间,每晚25美元,或者是一家有趣的当地颜色的旅馆,只要不到60美元。威廉希尔篮球投注There areAirBnB rentals也在这个范围内。当我和家人一起旅行时,我在全国各地都找到了可以在这个范围内逗留的地方,从圣克里斯托瓦尔·德拉斯·卡斯到Puerto Escondido实际数据to Guadalajara.

At the current exchange rate of 19 to the dollar,你可以很容易地找到比我在2005年写的原始概要更便宜的酒店价格。在整个室内,一个便宜的地方大约需要12-25美元(带浴室的私人房间,如果你的预算是25-60美元的中档酒店的话,你会有很多选择。通常是40-90美元,相当于一家四星级酒店。以下是普埃布拉几个交易的快照Trivago.We stayed at that first one.It'sa gorgeous hotel.

cheap hotel prices in interior Mexico

相比于拉丁美洲的背包客,比如危地马拉,Bolivia,and Ecuador,在预算层面上,这可能不是一个令人尖叫的讨价还价,但对于中档旅游者来说,这无疑是一笔相当大的交易。The Mexican peso/dollar exchange rate has been declining for years now and it's going to take a lot of fundamental changes to reverse that trend.

Daily Travel Costs in Mexico

Food,drinks,交通也很有价值。我发现大多数的旅游饭店和海鲜餐馆比同等规模的城市在美国的价格要低25%到60%。威廉希尔篮球投注At typical neighborhood restaurants and market stalls,however,你可以用30到50比索(不到3美元)买一顿大号的午餐。威廉希尔篮球投注你可以在Tostadas的小吃盘上填饱肚子,玉米饼,高迪塔斯或者说Panuchos就更少了。威廉希尔篮球投注(如果你在Guanajuato市,check out this瓜纳华托旅游focused on street food that I started years ago.) For food,you can get a great value as either a budget traveler or someone willing to splurge.

market stall in Cuetzalan,墨西哥普埃布拉州,蔬菜每公斤不到一美元威廉希尔篮球投注If you shop locally and cook yourself,价格合理,尤其是如果你坚持当地的商品和时令。一块钱你可以得到一整公斤的桔子,两公斤时令蔬菜,一打鸡蛋,一公斤新鲜玉米饼,半公斤鳄梨,或者半公斤本地奶酪。(One kilo equals 2.2 US pounds.) Pork chops are four dollars a kilo and they practically pay you to carry the cilantro away: 威廉希尔篮球投注less than 20 cents per bunch.

在酒吧或餐馆里,啤酒一般在2-2.50美元左右。$3 – $4 a six-pack in a store.(And that's for good beer,not watery swill.Craft beers are more like a buck a bottle or more.) U.S.demand has driven up tequila prices,but you can still get a10美元以下的100%蓝色龙舌兰酒威廉希尔篮球投注.Rum can be even cheaper.

从一个城市到另一个城市的公交车并不便宜,除非是慢车,威廉希尔篮球投注但是快车很舒服,绝对是很有价值的。They have ample legroom,空调,甚至在顶端的浴室和茶点。一辆头等舱的巴士要花20到40美元,三到六个小时的车程,有很多的腿部空间和Wi-Fi。

如果你是一个简陋的背包客,Mexico is not the best choice in the Americas.这在一定程度上抵消了一个事实,即航班往往很便宜。(检查你所在城市的价格我从纳什维尔和坦帕到坎昆的单程机票不到200美元,含税,并且花了379美元一路往返墨西哥城。在一个城市墨西哥廉价航空公司,甚至更少。威廉希尔篮球投注

So if money is really tight,跳一架便宜的飞机去墨西哥,然后陆路去危地马拉,或者直接飞往那里或更远的南方。如果你不挤出你的硬币,however,这个国家提供很多优惠。走出度假区去探险,你会惊讶于你的钱能走多远。

Comments
  1. 韦德K

    Spent three months in Mexico this year.在巴拉多利德呆了一个月,尤卡坦然后两个在瓜达拉哈拉。Glad I did it but had issues.我在那里的时间几乎有一半是生病的。My system didn't handle the local bacteria well,尤其是在巴拉多利德。我确实觉得我最后处理得更好了,但三个月内减掉了35磅。一些人们应该意识到的事情。另一方面,2013年在圣米格尔呆了9天,没有任何问题。Actually found a private room with bath in an independent from main house building,on property of a doctor in a Guadalajara suburb,每月120美元。包括公用设施和WiFi,但没有交流。如果你用扇子的话,瓜达拉哈拉的气候也不错。当我第一次到达时,比索从22比索跌至20比索以下。我离开的时候,大约是17.75美元对1美元,now back over 19.对于固定收入,你会注意到下降,但总体来说仍然非常负担得起的。如果你去我去过的任何一个地方,我强烈建议你有一辆车。巴拉多利德非常适合步行,除了它非常炎热和潮湿。Everyone comes out after dark when the temps are much more tolerable.就像一个晚上的小纽约,我发现人们都很友好。瓜达拉哈拉很大,城市大巴也挤满了。我是说沙丁鱼打包了。To get the most out of the town you'll want a car.Or spend hours,经常站着,从城市的一个地方到另一个地方。All in all glad I went,and would have gone to Guanajuato if that great deal hadn't popped up on Craigslist.And might still be there if I had gone to Guanajuato.

    • 威廉希尔篮球投注

      是啊,瓜达拉哈拉对于交通来说是一种痛苦。有地铁,but it doesn't go anywhere a tourist would want to go.Vallodolid is really small though.我们租了辆自行车去了埃克·巴拉姆,剩下的时间我们都是步行去的。Not in the middle of the day though!午睡时间到了。

  2. 安东尼

    这就是我在墨西哥城找到韦德的原因。I spent a few days there on two different occasions in 2015 and 2016.

    2015年,交易所是22:1。I think 20:1 in 2016.圣保罗我在2016年要去的BR是14:1,与2000年末的繁荣时期相比,这是很高的。

    从旅游路线上看,它比较便宜,尤其是住房。

    至于需要一辆车,after spending time in LA for a much as I have,YES YOU NEED A CAR.当你在一个像MX城这样的大城市里,但是像洛杉矶这样的大城市里,公共交通是可以的,你站在那里太久了,穿越城市需要几个小时。

    我从圣保罗市中心走了三次不同的路,回到了我住在皮尼耶洛斯的旅社,单程大约5-6英里。I was short on money otherwise I could have use Uber but I was trying to save what little money I had at that time.

    Anyway Latin America is still a bargain,Central America even more so and it's not that expensive to get down there.I am currently trying to get my parents to relocate to at least Mexico where they can afford live-in care.事实上,他们可以生活在更高的层次(私人安全社区)。负担他们现在拥有的一切,还有剩余的钱。

  3. 珍娜

    这完全取决于你是谁。在大多数殖民地的墨西哥城市里没有理由有车。如果你不喜欢潮湿的环境,搭计程车。通常不到五美元。威廉希尔篮球投注在墨西哥城,地铁非常方便。

    • 韦德K

      Good point about cabs.Valladolid cabs were incredibly cheap.But Guadalajara is a huge city and it depends where you are as to whether cabs are convenient.有经济手段的墨西哥人拥有汽车,这使得他们可以在附近的查帕拉湖等地探索该地区。当我们在圣米格尔的时候,如果你住在离市中心很远的地方,当地的公共汽车既方便又便宜。

  4. 戴维

    伟大的职位!值得一读

  5. 戴夫哈蒙

    Hey Tim,I'm enjoying your posts William Hill CBAabout Mexico a lot.经过20年的访问,我将要在瓜纳瓦托买一栋房子,我需要一个建筑师或承包商的建议来进行装修。Can you offer any suggestions??
    Thanks
    Dave

  6. 加里

    I think I posted in a previous article that my wife and I have been wintering in Mérida the past 3 years.Last winter,我们做了一个电子表格,涵盖了从出发到返回的所有费用。Our total for 2+ months was 5400 USD.That also included week long jaunts to Campeche and Sísal,as well.地狱,这比在纽约州北部结冰的地方呆在家里要少2万威廉希尔篮球投注美元。Lastly,我们没有精打细算的食宿(一个很好的两居室公寓。在Cytoo)meals,运输,最重要的是,libations.See you there in January!!

  7. 齐尔玛坎贝尔

    我想买些便宜的建议,墨西哥优质的生活和工作。I am from South Africa,and want to live like the locals,eat like the locals,work like the locals,更喜欢乡村生活方式,我可以在那里照顾孤儿,老年人,and mentally and handicapped.任何建议,因为我不能犯错误。也,do I need a visa with a South African passport??

    • 威廉希尔篮球投注

      你提到了工作,但你提到了什么听起来像志愿者工作,你需要说流利的西班牙语。当然,这里有成千上万个村庄,大多数当地人都有一个大家庭,除非他们上大学。威廉希尔篮球投注很难提前安排好任何事情,所以如果你不能犯错误,你可能需要多存点钱。

  8. David Smith

    嗨,蒂姆,我希望你能帮我做一个,280 a month on social security and have my fiance and he daughter from Russia Is it possible to live in Mexico and own a house there on that littleincome?Also if you know what the requirements they will need to go to Mexico;I have my truck but I was told I'd be killed before I got any where after I drive across the border from Texas.Need威廉希尔篮球投注less to say you know the problems at the border.谢谢你的帮助。戴维

    • 威廉希尔篮球投注

      First of all,每个月都有成千上万的人驾车向南穿越边境,你很难找到更多关于这方面问题的故事。你可以靠这个数量生活,但是,要想购买房产和养家糊口是很困难的,除非你生活在一个价格低廉、节俭的农村地区。威廉希尔篮球投注You won't meet the income requirement either to get legal residency,所以你就得靠旅游签证生活。

  9. Akira

    Hey Tim,great post.Can you recommend a college/university that can accommodate a parent & teen.我正在考虑我的硕士学位,但会先报名参加西班牙语课程。一个低预算的地区,但安全清洁的步行和公共交通是必须的。TKS

    • 威廉希尔篮球投注

      大多数大学都专门研究某些学科,so it would depend on what you're studying.最有可能的课程是西班牙语,而不是初学者西班牙语。This is not my area of expertise though I'm afraid.You'll have to do some deep research.

  10. 让弗兰

    嗨,提姆,,
    你在坎昆及其周围有什么推荐活动吗??
    Tolum and Chichen Itza are close-by,but I'm wondering if you have any insights on interesting activities.
    谢谢您。

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