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Mexico City
One of the most populated cities in the world, the capital of Mexico offers a combination of Aztec history, baroque architecture and such diverse neighborhoods that range from pure bohemian to purely traditional, and everything imaginable in between. At an altitude of 2240 meters, the weather is pleasant all year round, making it ideal to hang out in one of the city's lively public squares surrounded by stunning cathedrals, in one of the beautiful and expansive parks or in a quaint sidewalk cafe. Throw in an abundance of mouthwatering food around every corner and a friendly local population and Mexico City will always remain a great place for remote workers to settle down for a few months.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 37879 1924 1583 ${ selected_currency } per month in Mexico City, with an average rent of 15775 801 659 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 15775 801 659
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 5700 289 238
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 3700 188 155
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 1000 51 42
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 3229 164 135
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 500 25 21
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 220 11 9
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 175 9 7
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 480 24 20
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 1650 84 69
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 400 20 17
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 1300 66 54
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 1399 71 58
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 1326 67 55
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 1025 52 43
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 37879 1924 1583
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
Do you have a tip about Mexico City? Please share and help the community!
Security advice: Be aware of pickpockets and common scams, especially in crowded areas like the metro. If a stranger asks for money, your phone, or documents, try to ignore them. Withdraw money from official bank ATMs only. Always keep an eye on valuable items (donโ€™t leave them on the table or the back of your chair). Wear bags/purses across your body instead of over your shoulder and keep an eye on your pockets and zippers. Keep high-value jewelry, watches, and other accessories at home for more peace of mind. If you go to a bar, keep always an eye on your drink.
By Donald S. General
If you like nature, you can head to El Ajusco to spend some time in the forest.ย Take a day trip or a weekend getaway to the town of Bernal, where you will find La Peรฑa de Bernal (Bernal's Boulder or Bernal Peak). This is one of the tallest monoliths in the world and is considered one of the 13 Wonders of Mexico.
By Antonio V. Places to visit
Street vendors may want to give you โ€œtourist pricesโ€. Official shops such as Oxxos or 7 Eleven have fixed prices. We suggest for you to stay away from these 3 markets: Tepito, La Lagunilla and La Merced as they are not always safe. Some of them are run by gangs, and some of them are popular places for pick pocketing.
By Antonio V. General
Go to Xochimilco with your friends and rent a trajinera (flat-bottomed boat). Usually, local families hire trajineras for special occasions and parties with friends, passing through the famous canals perhaps to the tune of a mariachi band. It's a very cool experience.
By Mark A. Places to visit
If you want to have a weekend getaway, go to San Miguel de Allende. It is a beautiful Mexican town about 4 hours away. Just be aware that it is crowded with expats but it's still worth visiting.
By Mark A. Places to visit
Average weather in Mexico City
Most common months to visit: March - May, October, November
What to know
Population
8,850,000
Main airport
Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Language
Spanish
Tap water
Not drinkable
Tipping
10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps
Uber