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Cozumel, Estado de Quintana Roo, Mexico

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How much money will you need for your trip to Cozumel? You should plan to spend around M$1,960 ($115) per day on your vacation in Cozumel, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, M$397 ($23) on meals for one day and M$388 ($23) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Cozumel for a couple is M$2,337 ($137). So, a trip to Cozumel for two people for one week costs on average M$27,439 ($1,607). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Cozumel for one week usually costs around M$13,719 for one person. So, a trip to Cozumel for two people costs around M$27,439 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs M$54,877 in Cozumel. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cozumel can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Cozumel? How much money do I need for Cozumel?

How much does a trip to Cozumel cost? Is Cozumel cheap or expensive? The average Cozumel trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Cozumel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Cozumel
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cozumel is M$1,169. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cozumel is M$2,337. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Cozumel

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cozumel based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $182. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cozumel
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cozumel is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent M$388 per person, per day, on local transportation in Cozumel.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Cozumel
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Rental Cars in Cozumel
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Food Budget in Cozumel
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cozumel can vary, the average cost of food in Cozumel is M$397 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cozumel should cost around M$159 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cozumel is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Cozumel
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Cozumel typically cost an average of M$737 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Cozumel
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  • The average person spends about M$189 on alcoholic beverages in Cozumel per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Cozumel
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  • On average, people spend M$16 on bottled water in Cozumel per day. The public water in Cozumel is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2022
Cozumel On a Budget
Cozumel Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel is a Caribbean island just off the Yucatan Peninsula. It'as a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches and excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. With crystal clear waters and vibrant colored coral, Cozumel is one of the most popular dive destinations in the area. The island's economy is centered around tourism, and as such, you'll find plenty of amenities for visitors. The prices are comparable to other coastal towns in the area and there is no shortage of activities or attractions nearby.

Cozumel's climate is tropical savanna. There is a short dry season between February and April, but even then there is still precipitation. The wet season is longer, but September and October are the wettest months. Temperatures are relatively stable throughout the year, but December and February are the coolest months with temperatures averaging around 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
Most people travel to Cozumel for the beautiful beaches and underwater environment. There are countless dive shops in the area and plenty of white sand beaches where you can relax.

Cozumel also has some nearby Mayan archaeological sites that are worth visiting. The largest ruins in the area are found at "San Gervasio", which you can visit for an entrance fee of 77 pesos. There are a handful of other sites around as well.
Cozumel is an island off the Yucatan Peninsula across from Playa del Carmen. The main town on the island is San Miguel. It's an interesting place to explore and there are many shops, restaurants and activities around town. The town has a charming character, although it feels somewhat forced in areas, as the city is little more than a tourist destination these days. You'll find hotels of all levels of quality around town, and there are a handful of hostels to choose from as well. Costs can be somewhat inflated because of the popularity of the destination, but if you're visiting during the off season you can get some wonderful deals.

If you have access to a vehicle then you can head to the east of the island which is far less developed and has many beautiful beaches. The ocean has bigger waves and dramatic rock formations as well. Do use caution while you're swimming however, as the rough waters can be somewhat dangerous. There are restaurants along the beach spaced roughly a kilometer apart.

The most popular activities in Cozumel are scuba diving and snorkeling. There are many dive shops around town that offer reasonably priced dive packages, but do shop around if you're on a budget, as some offer better deals than others. Question where the dives will take place, how long they will last, and how many people will be on your boat before you commit. All of these factors can have a dramatic effect the quality of your dives or snorkeling experience.

If you're not a diver or snorkeler, there are still plenty of activities in Cozumel to keep you interested. Consider going out on a glass bottom boat tour to catch a first hand glimpse at the colorful fish below. You could also go deep sea fishing or linger on one of the beautiful nearby beaches. And there's also always a party going on somewhere in Cozumel. Just find the right club and you can party into the night.
Food and Dining
As a major tourist destination, Cozumel has plenty of restaurants that cater to tourists. There are a lot of restaurants in the city's downtown main square. Most are good and offer similar menus to each other. There are a lot of restaurants that offer local cuisine for reasonable prices. Seafood is usually fresh and excellent. There are also some international options in the area including Italian and American. Senor Frogs is the standard chain in the area that attracts tourists and those looking for a party. Casa Denis is the self proclaimed "oldest restaurant in Cozumel" and has reasonably priced Mexican, Mayan, and Yucatan specialties.

Cozumel has an international airport with flights arriving from several major US cities. Most people still fly to nearby Cancun and then take a bus or van to Playa del Carmen and a ferry on to Cozumel. Ferries travel hourly. Cruise ships also frequently visit the island.

Once you're in the area, it's possible to walk around the town of San Miguel. There is no public transit out of town but it is possible to rent a car or take a taxi. Scooters are a common way to explore the island, but keep in mind that accidents are frequent. Only rent a scooter if you have experience and are comfortable in the area.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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