Cancun travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Cancun

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Cancun for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 32 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.6 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 723* (14448 MXN)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 95 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 2117* (42294 MXN)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 226 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 4649* (92904 MXN)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Cancun compared to Mexico in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Cancun in 2021 is 41% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Cancun in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Cancun by expense type

Restaurant budget in Cancun

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Cancun is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.5/person
($ 3.7 to $ 9.1)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 8 to $ 20)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.3/person
($ 3.7 to $ 7.3)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.7 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 3.2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Cancun

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Cancun is 21% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 23 to $ 59)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 28 to $ 100)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 133/night
($ 66 to $ 248)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 320/night
($ 170 to $ 492)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 557/night
($ 386 to $ 765)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 49/month
($ 24 to $ 85)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 173/month
($ 61 to $ 358)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 188/month
($ 69 to $ 377)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 87/month
($ 36 to $ 165)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 176/month
($ 76 to $ 335)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Cancun

On average, the price of supermarket food in Cancun is 52% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.4/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 1.7)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.2)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.9/kg
($ 5 to $ 7.2)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Cancun

On average, the price of transport in Cancun is 31% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.6
($ 1.4 to $ 2)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 15/24hrs
($ 1.2 to $ 137)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Leisure activity budget in Cancun

On average, budget for leisure activities in Cancun is 49% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 5.5)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 9.1 to $ 12)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Cancun

On average, shopping budget in Cancun is 41% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.5/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 2.5)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 36
($ 12 to $ 55)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 26
($ 17 to $ 38)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

London → Cancun
London → Cancun
London → Cancun
$ 688
(fair price: $ 553)
New York City → Cancun
New York City → Cancun
New York City → Cancun
$ 254
(fair price: $ 190)
Los Angeles → Cancun
Los Angeles  → Cancun
Los Angeles  → Cancun
$ 374
(fair price: $ 292)
Manchester → Cancun
Manchester → Cancun
Manchester → Cancun
$ 892
(fair price: $ 694)
Toronto (Ontario) → Cancun
Toronto (Ontario) → Cancun
Toronto (Ontario) → Cancun
$ 361
(fair price: $ 314)
Montreal → Cancun
Montreal → Cancun
Montreal → Cancun
$ 397
(fair price: $ 339)


About this information on the cost of living in Cancun

The information about the cost of living in Cancun shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Cancun was updated on 10-04-2021.

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