Playa del Carmen travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Playa del Carmen

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Playa del Carmen for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 38 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 756* (15400 MXN)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1621* (33026 MXN)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 169 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 3383* (68908 MXN)

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


Cost of living in Playa del Carmen compared to Mexico in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Playa del Carmen in 2021 is 45% 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 Playa del Carmen in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Playa del Carmen by expense type

Restaurant budget in Playa del Carmen

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Playa del Carmen is 54% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.7/person
($ 3.2 to $ 5.5)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 13/person
($ 6.8 to $ 20)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.4/person
($ 4.1 to $ 5.5)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.6 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 2.5)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Playa del Carmen

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Playa del Carmen is 26% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 35 to $ 46)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 52/night
($ 30 to $ 78)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 49 to $ 165)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 241/night
($ 120 to $ 408)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 725/night
($ 476 to $ 1028)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 53/month
($ 23 to $ 102)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 115/month
($ 58 to $ 201)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 151/month
($ 51 to $ 366)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 106/month
($ 45 to $ 190)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 214/month
($ 90 to $ 446)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Playa del Carmen

On average, the price of supermarket food in Playa del Carmen is 51% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.4/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 7.8)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Playa del Carmen

On average, the price of transport in Playa del Carmen is 43% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.1)

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)
$ 1.4
($ 1.4 to $ 2.3)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Car hire
Car hire
$ 22/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 76)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Leisure activity budget in Playa del Carmen

On average, budget for leisure activities in Playa del Carmen is 56% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 4.1)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.1/hr
($ 9.1 to $ 20)

40% 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 Playa del Carmen

On average, shopping budget in Playa del Carmen is 38% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.7/pack
($ 2.5 to $ 3)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 38
($ 24 to $ 65)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 24
($ 20 to $ 33)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Mexico City
New York City → Mexico City
New York City → Mexico City
$ 351
(fair price: $ 296)
Los Angeles → Mexico City
Los Angeles  → Mexico City
Los Angeles  → Mexico City
$ 256
(fair price: $ 223)
London → Mexico City
London → Mexico City
London → Mexico City
$ 913
(fair price: $ 728)
Toronto (Ontario) → Mexico City
Toronto (Ontario) → Mexico City
Toronto (Ontario) → Mexico City
$ 471
(fair price: $ 409)
Montreal → Mexico City
Montreal → Mexico City
Montreal → Mexico City
$ 465
(fair price: $ 404)
Dublin → Mexico City
Dublin → Mexico City
Dublin → Mexico City
$ 903
(fair price: $ 786)


About this information on the cost of living in Playa del Carmen

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

The information about the cost of living in Playa del Carmen was updated on 11-06-2021.

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