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Me and the other half are planning to do a massive trip to Mexico. We can stay there without a visa for 6 months, which we are hoping to do. We don't mind cheaping out i.e. hostels, not eating out, not drinking. So what sort of budget do we need per day.

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    Hey there!!! I didn't do Mexico, which I heard is cheaper(and tastier food) but I've been traveling throughout other parts of Central America...Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. I have a budget of about $30/day. This includes accommodations, food, travel, etc. I budgeted for $1000/month. I have volunteered(which I only used half of my budget that month) and even worked a little here and there. I've been on the road for over 7 months now and am still on budget. I'm traveling solo so sometimes it is cheaper to eat out. With 2 people you might be able to get private rooms for the same price as each of you paying for a bed in a dorm. Good luck! Safe travels!! And Enjoy!!! 6 months ago

    Answered by Meg via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I stayed in Guadalajara, San Miguel de Allende, and Puerto Vallarta for about 7 weeks. I stayed in some 3 star hotels and also a hostel while O studied and only spent about half of my 2,500 budget. 6 months ago

    Answered by Michelle O'Reagan via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Hi! Well I'm originally from Mexico and still living here, so I think I might answer your question.
    As an emergent country it's lifestyle and prices vary a lot from place to place. For travelling you might want to visit specially south and center of the country, for its what represents better the beauty of natural and historical resources. Fortunately now the traveler has more options regarding accommodation and as you mention you can find cheap and decent hostels everywhere (big cities, magic towns, beaches, etc ) from 120 - 200 pesos (approx. 8 dollars) per person. The food isn't expensive as long as you don't eat out in fancy restaurants. Add another 7 dollars for food everyday per person plus another 7 for moving around plus and random expenses. With 25 dollars per person you'll have your basic needs fulfilled.
    Consider visiting the beaches of Oaxaca, the pyramids near the capital and/or la huasteca potosina (xilitla, puente de dios , etc.). Learn about the "magic towns" as well .
    Enjoy your trip!! 6 months ago

    Answered by Fernando via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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