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General Information

The national language of Mexico is Spanish (de facto).

There is no official language in Mexico.

The national currency of Mexico is Peso (MXN).

1 MXN equals  .
equals  MXN.

Location

Mexico

The distance from to Mexico is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Mexico. Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Mexico is 52. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 911 to call the police in Mexico.

LGBT

Mexico has a score of 1 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Mexico ranks #57 worldwide.

U.S. citizens should exercise discretion in identifying themselves publicly as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Intersex (LGBTI).

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Mexico should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Mexico:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Mexico to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Mexico differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Mexico, the standard voltage is 127 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between Mexico and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Light rain on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 59–75°F  /  15–24°C 85% 27%
Sat November 09 55–70°F  /  13–21°C 87% 27%
Sun November 10 57–75°F  /  14–24°C 82% 9%
Mon November 11 58–81°F  /  15–27°C 79% 15%
Tue November 12 52–68°F  /  11–20°C 89% 80%
Wed November 13 49–60°F  /  10–16°C 91% 75%
Thu November 14 52–77°F  /  11–25°C 78% 12%
Fri November 15 56–72°F  /  13–22°C 82% 8%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:50 am and sets at 06:00 pm. This equates to 11.2 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Mexico, it is in . When the sun sets in Mexico, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Mexico is 33.76 MXN. Every kilometer costs an additional 14.47 MXN. Every hour of waiting time costs 139.18 MXN.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Mexico.

The minimum driving age is 15 (with parental supervision), 16 (with parental agreement), 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 19.00 MXN in Mexico.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 95.11 MXN.

The legal drinking age in Mexico is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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