Currency: Mexican Peso, €1 = $20
Accomodation: If you travel alone, the cheapest option is staying in a hostel. For a bed in a dorm room, you’ll pay approx $160 (sometimes it’s cheaper, sometimes more expensive). The more north you go in the country, the more expensive it gets. If you’re 2 people, AirBnb is the best option. You can get a private room with (shared) kitchen and bathroom avaiable for $300 or cheaper.
Transport: Mexico has a very good, well organized bus system and they all have their own website so you can check online – it’s not cheap though… Buying a couple of days in advance might be better as you can get cheaper tickets. There are also “sketchy” buscompanies that charge A LOT less. However, I only recommend doing this if you speak fluently Spanish and if you travel with a man. Mostly those busstations are in very sketchy places – believe me, I’ve been there and was happy I had my boyfriend with me.
Safety: If you follow the tourist route, you’ll be safe. However, if you go off the beaten path in states like Durango for example, it might be (a lot) less safe. Travelers usually don’t go to places like this, most go to the following states: Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Mexico City, Jalisco and Baja California Sur. If you stay in those states and don’t take any risks (like… looking for drugs), you’ll be safe. Border areas can be dangerous.
Solo Female Travel? YES, but only in the states I mentioned above. I’m not saying there are no other safe states, but those are the ones that are obviously the safest.
I currenly live in Mexico, check out all of my Mexico posts or scroll down to see my posts listed per state.
Posts per State;
States I’ve visited:
Baja California Sur