Riviera Maya travel budget

Riviera Maya: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Riviera Maya

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.1 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 747* (14896 MXN)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 93 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 4.6 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1904* (37954 MXN)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 207 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 8.9 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 3952* (78764 MXN)

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


Cost of living in Riviera Maya compared to Mexico in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Riviera Maya in 2021 is 43% 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 Riviera Maya in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Riviera Maya by expense type

Restaurant budget in Riviera Maya

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Riviera Maya is 52% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.9/person
($ 3.2 to $ 5.6)

73% 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
($ 7 to $ 20)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.5/person
($ 4.2 to $ 5.6)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 2.6)

50% 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)

52% 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)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Riviera Maya

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Riviera Maya is 16% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 47/night
($ 34 to $ 63)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 33 to $ 120)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 55 to $ 224)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 296/night
($ 149 to $ 498)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 670/night
($ 410 to $ 961)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 48/month
($ 23 to $ 82)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 127/month
($ 64 to $ 222)

24% 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
$ 181/month
($ 66 to $ 395)

10% 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
$ 113/month
($ 52 to $ 211)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 271/month
($ 118 to $ 513)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Riviera Maya

On average, the price of supermarket food in Riviera Maya is 49% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

57% 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 $ 2.2)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 8.4)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.4/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 7.9)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

75% 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 $ 1.9)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.2/kg
($ 5.1 to $ 11)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Riviera Maya

On average, the price of transport in Riviera Maya is 41% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/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
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 39/month
($ 21 to $ 57)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
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)

44% 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 $ 2.4)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2

Budget for living and housing in Riviera Maya

On average, the cost of housing in Riviera Maya is 57% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 57/month
($ 39 to $ 71)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 23/month
($ 17 to $ 29)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 65
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 642/month
($ 468 to $ 794)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1333
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 292/month
($ 188 to $ 421)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1070
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1136/month
($ 934 to $ 1308)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2126
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 537/month
($ 374 to $ 701)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1695
Gym
Gym
$ 34/month
($ 24 to $ 46)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 219/month
($ 95 to $ 281)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 923
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3920/yr
($ 2240 to $ 5039)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15597

Leisure activity budget in Riviera Maya

On average, budget for leisure activities in Riviera Maya is 56% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 4.2)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.3/hr
($ 9.3 to $ 20)

39% 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 Riviera Maya

On average, shopping budget in Riviera Maya is 32% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.7/pack
($ 2.6 to $ 3)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 39
($ 24 to $ 66)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 26
($ 20 to $ 34)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 66
($ 57 to $ 81)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 61
($ 29 to $ 141)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 95

Plane ticket budget

London → Mexico City
London → Mexico City
London → Mexico City
$ 953
(fair price: $ 766)
New York City → Mexico City
New York City → Mexico City
New York City → Mexico City
$ 398
(fair price: $ 335)
Los Angeles → Mexico City
Los Angeles  → Mexico City
Los Angeles  → Mexico City
$ 291
(fair price: $ 243)
Toronto (Ontario) → Mexico City
Toronto (Ontario) → Mexico City
Toronto (Ontario) → Mexico City
$ 462
(fair price: $ 408)
Montreal → Mexico City
Montreal → Mexico City
Montreal → Mexico City
$ 456
(fair price: $ 396)
Manchester → Mexico City
Manchester → Mexico City
Manchester → Mexico City
$ 987
(fair price: $ 850)
Dublin → Mexico City
Dublin → Mexico City
Dublin → Mexico City
$ 934
(fair price: $ 814)
Edinburgh → Mexico City
Edinburgh → Mexico City
Edinburgh → Mexico City
$ 1008
(fair price: $ 884)
Sydney → Mexico City
Sydney → Mexico City
Sydney → Mexico City
$ 1387
(fair price: $ 1168)
Melbourne → Mexico City
Melbourne → Mexico City
Melbourne → Mexico City
$ 1443
(fair price: $ 1225)
Auckland → Mexico City
Auckland → Mexico City
Auckland → Mexico City
$ 1430
(fair price: $ 1286)
Perth → Mexico City
Perth → Mexico City
Perth → Mexico City
$ 2133
(fair price: $ 1893)


About this information on the cost of living in Riviera Maya

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

The information about the cost of living in Riviera Maya was updated on 20-01-2021.

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