The average price of a 7-day trip to Cancun is $1,116 for a solo traveler, $2,004 for a couple, and $3,758 for a family of 4. Cancun hotels range from $25 to $525 per night with an average of $39, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Cancun International Airport (CUN) are between $544 and $837 per person for economy flights and $1,707 to $2,627 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $36 to $71 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Cancun, MX

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to CUN and stay in a Cancun hotel:

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 13th to December 16th (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Cancun is usually late January.

 

Average Cancun Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Cancun for a week is $784-$1,625($112-$232 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $71 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $340 to $678 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $57 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $61 to $75 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Cancun for a week is $1,784-$3,118($255-$445 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $142 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $680 to $1,356 for economy

Lodging: $32 to $57 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $61 to $75 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Cancun for a week is $2,752-$5,420($393-$774 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $144 to $284 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,360 to $2,712 for economy

Lodging: $64 to $114 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $98 to $120 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Cancun

How cheap can you make a vacation to Cancun? The cheapest trip to Cancun is about $87 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 15% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $22.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Cancun for a week is $607-$1,332($87-$190 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $42 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $340 to $678 for economy

Lodging: $22 to $25 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Cancun for a week is $1,094-$2,304($156-$329 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $84 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $680 to $1,356 for economy

Lodging: $22 to $25 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Cancun for a week is $2,140-$4,464($306-$638 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $168 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,360 to $2,712 for economy

Lodging: $44 to $50 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $96 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Cancun cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Cancun Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Cancun.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Cancun for a week is $3,166-$7,749($452-$1,107 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $65 to $156 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $959 to $1,905 for first class

Lodging: $292 to $525 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $792 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Cancun for a week is $4,580-$10,746($654-$1,535 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $130 to $312 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,918 to $3,810 for first class

Lodging: $292 to $525 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $792 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Cancun for a week is $9,160-$19,116($1,309-$2,731 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $260 to $624 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,836 to $7,620 for first class

Lodging: $584 to $1,050 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $616 to $1,188 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Cancun Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Cancun is about average than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Cancun due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Cancun Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Cancun hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Cancun.

 

Flight Costs to Cancun

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $837 average in late December to a low of $544 in late January. Median flight price is $570. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Cancun our data includes 362 originating airports, and 126 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Cancun from an airport like East Midlands (EMA) in Derby (the United Kingdom) for an average $4,656 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Licenciado Benito Juarez International (MEX) in Mexico City (Mexico) at an average of just $136.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Cancun, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $293, so you can easily save about 54% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Cancun can easily cost $310 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $629 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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