The official language spoken in Mexico is Spanish.
Name: Mexican peso
$100 MXN is apporoximately £4.40
Baja California uses Pacific Timezone (UTC -08:00). Baja California Sur and Chihuahua use Mountain Timezone (UTC - 07:00).
The majority of Mexico, including Mexico City, Oaxaca, San Cristobal and most of the Yucatan use Central Timezone (UTC-06:00).
Cancun, Tulum and Isla Mujeres use Eastern Timezone (UTC -05:00).
The typical cost of a Mexican beer from a local shop or store can be as little as $25 MXN a bottle (£1). Expect to pay up to double in resorts such as Tulum or Cancun.
Mexican street food is some of the best in the world, and a taco or plate of cochinita pibil (slow roasted pork in a crispy corn tortilla) can cost under £2. For a two or three course meal in sit down restaurant in Cancun or Tulum, expect to pay between £7-10 per person.
Looking to catch a taxi? A normal taxi tariff starts at around $6 MXN (approx 20p), with an extra $20 MXN (80p) for every mile.
A four hour journey on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach will set you back between $180 MXN (£7.80) and $300 MXN (£13) depending on the time of day. Public busses around towns and cities are crowded but cost pennies.
Looking for a cheap stay? Hostels in Mexico are cosy and fun. Costing as little as £2.50 per night, they're perfect for budget travellers. Expect to pay more (usually around £5 per night) for dorm accommodation in Cancun, Tulum and across the Yucatan.
You can stay in a range of accommodation options in Mexico, from budget to high end - a midrange hotel room for two people with en-suite facilities and breakfast will cost you around £30-40.
For longer distances, we recommend you book a domestic flight, which you can often find for under £100. The best way to experience everything Mexico has to offer is on one of our overland tours or small group adventures. See the full list here.