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Guadalajara, Estado de Jalisco, Mexico

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How much money will you need for your trip to Guadalajara? You should plan to spend around M$1,947 ($114) per day on your vacation in Guadalajara, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, M$800 ($47) on meals for one day and M$653 ($38) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Guadalajara for a couple is M$1,408 ($82). So, a trip to Guadalajara for two people for one week costs on average M$27,252 ($1,596). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Guadalajara for one week usually costs around M$13,626 for one person. So, a trip to Guadalajara for two people costs around M$27,252 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs M$54,505 in Guadalajara. 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 Guadalajara can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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

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

Accommodation Budget in Guadalajara
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Guadalajara is M$704. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Guadalajara is M$1,408. 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 Guadalajara

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Guadalajara based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $47. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Guadalajara
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Guadalajara is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent M$653 per person, per day, on local transportation in Guadalajara.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Guadalajara
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Rental Cars in Guadalajara
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Food Budget in Guadalajara
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  • While meal prices in Guadalajara can vary, the average cost of food in Guadalajara is M$800 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Guadalajara should cost around M$320 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Guadalajara is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Guadalajara
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  • Entertainment and activities in Guadalajara typically cost an average of M$462 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 Guadalajara
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  • The average person spends about M$294 on alcoholic beverages in Guadalajara per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Guadalajara On a Budget
Guadalajara Guadalajara, Mexico
Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco in western Mexico, as well as one of the country's largest cities. It is best known for tequila and mariachi music, which both originate in Jalisco, as well as a thriving historic center with colonial architecture and landmarks.
Guadalajara is a city of colonial plazas, public parks, and impressive churches. Many visit to explore the history evident in the city's layout and architecture. Located at the heart of the city is Guadalajara Cathedral, or Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, which was built during the 16th and 17th centuries and houses the relics of St. Innocent. Other notable churches include the 17th-century Franciscan sanctuary of Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan and the Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento, known for its Italian mosaics, clock tower, and stained glass.

Another unique monument located at the heart of the city near the main cathedral is the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres, showcasing 17 fluted columns in honor of the state's artists, musicians, and historical leaders. With landmarks like this one, and countless historic plazas, the city itself is a museum to the past it has seen. Also a part of this history is the El Panteon de Belen, or Belen Cemetery, dating back to 1786. Today the site is a place of legend and folklore, with night tours offered to the unafraid.
The historic Centro, or downtown, is very navigable on foot. Most attractions are concentrated here, as it is the oldest section of the city where it was first founded. The very center is marked by Plaza de Armas, a rectangular pedestrian area with gardens, iron benches, and a unique 19th-century band stand. In addition to this main plaza, there are many squares and public parks throughout the downtown area, some of which include the Plaza de la Liberacion known for its two fountains, the large Plaza Tapatia which is near a traditional market (southeast of the plaza), and the Plaza de los Mariachis across from restaurants where visitors can hear live mariachis play. To the north of Plaza de Armas are landmarks including the ornate Guadalajara Cathedral and the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres.

Another important hub of activity is the Avenida Chapultepec, a wide pedestrian boulevard lined with trees, fountains, cafes, bars, shops, and a daily afternoon flea market (or "tianguis"), central to the neighborhood of Colonia Americana. Other important areas include places like Revolution Park near the University and its art museum, and additional green spaces like Morelos Park and Parque Agua Azul. Opportunities for dining, shopping, and accommodations can be found throughout the city center.

From watching football (aka soccer in the U.S.) to shopping amidst the city's many pedestrian neighborhoods (such as Tlaquepaque, which has the feel and charm of small-town Mexico), Guadalajara has something for everyone. Within the city many visitors also frequent the Guadalajara Zoo, known for its many species, train tours, and aquarium, as well as the Parque Agua Azul, which features an outdoor theater, butterfly house, aviary, and playgrounds.

For options outside the city, consider a day trip to the town of Tequila-home to Mexico's national spirit. The town sits in a volcanic valley lined with rows of blue agave, from which the liquid is distilled. The 200-year-old distillery of Jose Cuervo is also open to visitors with a train ride and tour of its facilities, including traditional snacks and tequila samples.
Food and Dining
Like the rest of Mexico, Guadalajara's cuisine is a mix of pre-Hispanic and Spanish influences with a few specialty dishes and local techniques thrown in. One meal unique to the state of Jalisco is birria, a spicy stew traditionally made from goat or mutton and seasoned with chili peppers, ginger, cumin, black pepper, oregano, cloves, and other spices. Another local favorite is tortas ahogadas, or “drowned tortas," which is basically a sub sandwich on a dense bun filled with pork and topped with tomato chili pepper sauce. Others include a soup prepared with hominy, pork or chicken, topped with cabbage, radishes, minced onions, and other ingredients called pozole, a peanut sauce called pipian, and a fruit salad kind of dessert called bionico. Being the land of tequila, margaritas are popular with visitors and many restaurants offer live mariachi music alongside your meal. For the true food connoisseur, the city hosts the Feria Internacional Gastronomia (International Gastronomy Fair) each year in September, featuring both Mexican and international cuisines.

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport is the main airport serving the city, located about 16 kilometers south of central Guadalajara. Taxis, buses, and car rentals are available from the airport, however, some hotels also offer airport pickup that may be cheaper.
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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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