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Oaxaca de Juarez, Estado de Oaxaca, Mexico

How much does it cost to travel to Oaxaca de Juarez?

You should plan to spend around $45 (M$771) per day on your vacation in Oaxaca de Juarez. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $14 (M$238) on meals
  • $13 (M$214) on local transportation
  • $39 (M$670) on hotels

A one week trip to Oaxaca de Juarez for two people costs, on average, $632 (M$10,799). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Oaxaca de Juarez cost?

A one week trip to Oaxaca de Juarez usually costs around $316 (M$5,400) for one person and $632 (M$10,799) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Oaxaca de Juarez on average costs around $632 (M$10,799) for one person and $1,264 (M$21,598) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 Oaxaca de Juarez will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Oaxaca de Juarez on average costs around $1,354 (M$23,141) for one person and $2,709 (M$46,282) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Oaxaca de Juarez has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Oaxaca de Juarez expensive to visit?

Oaxaca de Juarez is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Mexico, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Oaxaca de Juarez in depth.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Oaxaca de Juarez is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in North America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Oaxaca de Juarez.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Oaxaca de Juarez Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Oaxaca de Juarez?

The average Oaxaca de Juarez trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Oaxaca de Juarez travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) M$670 ($39)
Local Transportation 1 M$214 ($13)
Food 2 M$238 ($14)
Entertainment 1 M$213 ($12)
Tips and Handouts 1 M$17 - 50 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 M$123 - 370 ($7 - 22)
Accommodation Budget in Oaxaca de Juarez
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Oaxaca de Juarez is $20 (M$335). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Oaxaca de Juarez is $39 (M$670). 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 Oaxaca de Juarez

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Oaxaca de Juarez based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $70. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Oaxaca de Juarez
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Oaxaca de Juarez is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $13 (M$214) per person, per day, on local transportation in Oaxaca de Juarez.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Oaxaca de Juarez
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Oaxaca de Juarez can vary, the average cost of food in Oaxaca de Juarez is $14 (M$238) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Oaxaca de Juarez should cost around $5.58 (M$95) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Oaxaca de Juarez is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Oaxaca de Juarez
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  • Entertainment and activities in Oaxaca de Juarez typically cost an average of $12 (M$213) 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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Tips and Handouts Budget in Oaxaca de Juarez
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Oaxaca de Juarez is $1.93 (M$33) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Oaxaca de Juarez is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Oaxaca de Juarez
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  • The average person spends about $14 (M$247) on alcoholic beverages in Oaxaca de Juarez 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 Oaxaca de Juarez
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  • On average, people spend $1.18 (M$20) on bottled water in Oaxaca de Juarez per day. The public water in Oaxaca de Juarez is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Oaxaca de Juarez On a Budget
Oaxaca de Juarez Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
Officially known as Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca is the capital and largest city in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It's a beautiful colonial city in the foothills of the Sierra Madre. The city has beautiful architecture and a variety of festivals as well as a tree lined square called El Zocalo. Oaxaca's economy is heavily dependent on tourism and it is a wonderful place to see Mexican art and handicrafts. There are many artists and artisans in Oaxaca and the contemporary art scene is on the rise. The artists combine the area's rich indigenous culture and tradition with a modern twist. While you're in the area you should definitely make a point of experiencing the area's wonderful museums, interesting architecture, charming hotels and unique twist on Mexican cuisine.

Oaxaca has a relaxed environment with a laid back atmosphere. There are often festivals and events that fill the streets and city squares, giving the city a vibrant and fun flare. The most popular festival is the month long cultural event called "Guelaguetza". This festival showcases Oaxacan dance, music, and a beauty pageant for indigenous women.

Oaxaca has a tropical savanna climate with a wet and dry season. The dry season is between late October and April and the wet season is from late April to early October. Average highs are in the low 80s to 90s Fahrenheit year around.
There are many churches and cathedrals throughout the city, some of which are worth a visit. Head over to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, which is the third cathedral built on this site, the first two having been destroyed by earthquakes. This third, and final cathedral was begun in the year 1702 and completed in 1733. Just four blocks north of this cathedral is the church and former monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzman. Built between the years 1555 and 1666, it is of renaissance style and has served many uses over the years.

Also visit the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad which was built between 1682 and 1697 by Father Fernando Mendez. Inside this building you'll find all kinds of historical relics including paintings, sculptures, and an impressive pipe organ.

Museums in town include Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca and Rufino Tamayo Museum.

There are also many impressive archaeological sites in the area, the most impressive being Monte Alban. It's possible to book a tour through your hotel or travel to the site independently. Other nearby archaeological sites include Arbol del Tule, Mitla, and Yagul.
Oaxaca has a compact downtown area that is fun to explore. Most of the city's impressive architecture is found in this area. Zocalo is a great area to visit as there are street performers, sidewalk cafes, and shopping areas. It's also near most of the main tourist attractions.

There are many festivals that are held in Oaxaca, the most famous being Guelaguetza. This festival takes place in July and is a great way to experience the area's traditions and cultures. The city also has a popular Dia de Los Muertos festival as well as a great FilmFest.

If you're still not sure what to do in Oaxaca, check out the many language courses, cooking lessons, and shopping areas around town.
Food and Dining
As a tourist town, there are plenty of restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat. Many places have wonderful atmospheres, beautiful courtyards, or rooftop views. If available, always as for a table with a view.

There are several markets in town that offer fruits, vegetables, meats, and more. Mercado Benito Juarez has many ingredients that allow you to prepare your own meal, while there is cheap, ready made food available at Mercado 20 de Noviembre. This market has food stalls that serve tlayudas and tostadas, soups, and desserts. It's a great place to try local specialties.

Oaxaca has a small airport just outside of town. Most flights originate in Mexico City, but it is possible to coordinate flights from other cities that have a layover in Mexico City. There are also direct flights from Houston to Oaxaca. There are also comfortable buses that arrive from many different cities. Driving is not a good option as there are tolls, checkpoints, and annoyances along the route.

Once you're in town, it's easy to walk around most areas. Streets are well marked and the town is organized for tourists. There is also no shortage of taxis in town. Buses travel most places but stop running at 9 pm.

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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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.