The average price of a 7-day trip to Mexico City is $988 for a solo traveler, $1,774 for a couple, and $3,327 for a family of 4. Mexico City hotels range from $17 to $162 per night with an average of $46, while most vacation rentals will cost $130 to $360 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) are between $466 and $869 per person for economy flights and $1,462 to $2,727 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $25 to $53 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 Mexico City, MX

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MEX and stay in a Mexico City hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Mexico City is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Mexico City Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Mexico City for a week is $680-$1,518($97-$217 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $53 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $277 to $721 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $60 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $58 to $71 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Mexico City for a week is $1,510-$2,906($216-$415 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $106 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $554 to $1,442 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $60 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $58 to $71 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Mexico City for a week is $2,264-$5,088($323-$727 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $212 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,108 to $2,884 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $120 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $81 to $114 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Mexico City

How cheap can you make a vacation to Mexico City? The cheapest trip to Mexico City is about $65 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 2% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 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 $15.

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 Mexico City for a week is $458-$1,156($65-$165 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $13 to $27 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $277 to $721 for economy

Lodging: $15 to $17 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Mexico City for a week is $826-$2,066($118-$295 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $54 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $554 to $1,442 for economy

Lodging: $15 to $17 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Mexico City for a week is $1,646-$4,012($235-$573 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $108 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,108 to $2,884 for economy

Lodging: $30 to $34 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $29 to $62 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Mexico City cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Mexico City Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Mexico City for a week is $1,810-$6,502($259-$929 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $117 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $632 to $1,795 for first class

Lodging: $138 to $162 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $648 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Mexico City for a week is $2,792-$9,116($399-$1,302 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $234 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,264 to $3,590 for first class

Lodging: $138 to $162 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $360 to $648 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Mexico City for a week is $5,584-$16,678($798-$2,383 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $200 to $468 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,528 to $7,180 for first class

Lodging: $276 to $324 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $504 to $1,037 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Mexico City Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Mexico City is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Mexico City due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Mexico City 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 Mexico City 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 Mexico City.

 

Flight Costs to Mexico City

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $869 average in late December to a low of $466 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $524. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Mexico City our data includes 402 originating airports, and 171 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Mexico City from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $4,574 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International (GDL) in Guadalajara (Mexico) at an average of just $88.

 

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 Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Mexico City, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $402, so you can easily save about 86% 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 Mexico City can easily cost $200 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $13 per person. Private tours can cost $404 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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