The average price of a 7-day trip to Oaxaca is $1,237 for a solo traveler, $2,222 for a couple, and $4,165 for a family of 4. Oaxaca hotels range from $37 to $197 per night with an average of $62, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $280 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Xoxocotlan International Airport (OAX) are between $606 and $1,196 per person for economy flights and $1,902 to $3,753 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $39 to $54 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 Oaxaca, MX

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

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 14th to July 8th
  • August 6th to October 21st (except the week of August 13th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Oaxaca is usually late May to early June.

 

Average Oaxaca Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Oaxaca for a week is $826-$1,892($118-$270 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $39 to $54 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $349 to $1,064 for economy

Lodging: $40 to $75 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $34 to $42 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Oaxaca for a week is $1,962-$3,598($280-$514 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $78 to $108 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $698 to $2,128 for economy

Lodging: $40 to $75 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $34 to $42 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Oaxaca for a week is $2,794-$6,668($399-$953 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $156 to $216 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,396 to $4,256 for economy

Lodging: $80 to $150 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $51 to $63 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Oaxaca

How cheap can you make a vacation to Oaxaca? The cheapest trip to Oaxaca is about $83 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 27% 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 $31.

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 Oaxaca for a week is $581-$1,655($83-$236 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $33 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $349 to $1,064 for economy

Lodging: $31 to $37 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 Oaxaca for a week is $1,042-$2,950($149-$421 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $66 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $698 to $2,128 for economy

Lodging: $31 to $37 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 Oaxaca for a week is $2,012-$5,720($287-$817 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $132 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,396 to $4,256 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $74 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $90 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Oaxaca cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Oaxaca Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Oaxaca for a week is $2,342-$6,937($335-$991 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $82 to $103 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $862 to $3,192 for first class

Lodging: $151 to $197 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $280 to $504 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Oaxaca for a week is $3,778-$10,850($540-$1,550 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $164 to $206 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,724 to $6,384 for first class

Lodging: $151 to $197 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $280 to $504 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Oaxaca for a week is $7,556-$20,488($1,079-$2,927 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $328 to $412 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,448 to $12,768 for first class

Lodging: $302 to $394 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $420 to $806 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Oaxaca Hotel Prices

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

Oaxaca 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 Oaxaca 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 Oaxaca.

 

Flight Costs to Oaxaca

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,196 average in late December to a low of $606 in late May to early June. Median flight price is $561. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Oaxaca our data includes 132 originating airports, and 63 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Oaxaca from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,055 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 $91.

 

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 Oaxaca, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $590, so you can easily save about 97% 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 Oaxaca can easily cost $250 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $16 per person. Private tours can cost $492 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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