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Old 05-29-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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Can you travel around and see sights and eat at local places for that?
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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Perfect, thank you for that.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I did it for like $30/day.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA USA
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Can you travel around and see sights and eat at local places for that?
Yeah, I think you can do this easily. I've been to Mexico City twice. The dollar goes far in Mexico, especially in many places in central Mexico. The exchange rate is currently 15.38 pesos to 1 USD.

You can use the metro to get around at 5 pesos a fare (about 32 cents in USD). When I first went there in 2008, it was still only 2 pesos. Both times I went there, I didn't use any taxis. I walked and used the metro (including to the airport).

If you want to eat off the street, you can do it cheaply. IIRC, tamales are around 10 pesos or often even less than that. There are also a lot of cheap restaurants that sell Tacos Al Pastor, which is a local specialty. Stay away from any fast food restaurants, they charge almost what they charge in the US and for awful food.

Admission to most of the museums (including the Anthropology Museum) is only $3-5/person. A bed at a hostel is around $15/night. There are a lot of shabby looking hotels in the Centro Historico that go for only $25-40/night - though I've never tried staying in any of them.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:56 PM
 
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You can do decent with $50 per day.

Street food as well as small mom and pop places are everywhere. You can eat tacos, smoothies, fruit salads, Fonda food( diner food) and other things.

If you travel via metro and bus it is very affordable.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:23 AM
 
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Yeah, I think you can do this easily. I've been to Mexico City twice. The dollar goes far in Mexico, especially in many places in central Mexico. The exchange rate is currently 15.38 pesos to 1 USD.

You can use the metro to get around at 5 pesos a fare (about 32 cents in USD). When I first went there in 2008, it was still only 2 pesos. Both times I went there, I didn't use any taxis. I walked and used the metro (including to the airport).

If you want to eat off the street, you can do it cheaply. IIRC, tamales are around 10 pesos or often even less than that. There are also a lot of cheap restaurants that sell Tacos Al Pastor, which is a local specialty. Stay away from any fast food restaurants, they charge almost what they charge in the US and for awful food.

Admission to most of the museums (including the Anthropology Museum) is only $3-5/person. A bed at a hostel is around $15/night. There are a lot of shabby looking hotels in the Centro Historico that go for only $25-40/night - though I've never tried staying in any of them.
Oh well I was going to stay in an airbnb. I'm just wondering how much walking around money I should expect to spend.
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