Tulum travel budget

Tulum: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Tulum

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 45 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 994* (20020 MXN)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 128 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 9.3 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 2496* (50246 MXN)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 247 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 4607* (92778 MXN)

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


Cost of living in Tulum compared to Mexico in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Tulum 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 Tulum in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Tulum by expense type

Restaurant budget in Tulum

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Tulum is 57% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.7/person
($ 2.3 to $ 6.8)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 4.5 to $ 20)

61% 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
($ 3.2 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
($ 0.8 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
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

50% 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 $ 3.7)

49% 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
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

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
($ 0.4 to $ 1.4)

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

Hotel and accommodation budget in Tulum

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Tulum is 10% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 55/night
($ 40 to $ 70)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 47 to $ 163)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 164/night
($ 82 to $ 297)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 329/night
($ 161 to $ 541)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 591/night
($ 508 to $ 672)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 60/month
($ 29 to $ 103)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 141/month
($ 78 to $ 225)

16% 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
$ 163/month
($ 82 to $ 293)

1% 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
$ 143/month
($ 72 to $ 249)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 244/month
($ 125 to $ 413)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Tulum

On average, the price of supermarket food in Tulum is 58% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

54% 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 $ 1.1)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.7/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 7.8)

37% 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
($ 0.5 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 $ 1.7)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Tulum

On average, the price of transport in Tulum is 27% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.7/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

30% 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)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Car hire
Car hire
$ 28/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 82)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Leisure activity budget in Tulum

On average, budget for leisure activities in Tulum is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 2.5 to $ 4.1)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.3/hr
( $ 10.3)

33% 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 Tulum

On average, shopping budget in Tulum is 39% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.6/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 2.7)

66% 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
($ 12 to $ 55)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 24
($ 14 to $ 38)

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: $ 222)
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 Tulum

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

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

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