Mexico City Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Key information about Mexico City

Population

8,850,000

Country
Mexico
Money
Currency
MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Exchange rate
1 USD = 19.89 MXN
ATM fees

0 - 40 MXN per transaction (plus your own bank's fees) - always use major bank ATMs

Credit cards

Widely accepted (less with AMEX)

Tipping

10-15% for restaurants, bars and services

Airport
Main airport

Mexico City International Airport (MEX)

Airport to city center

Metro (~5 MXN), Taxi (~250 - 300 MxN), Uber (~140 MXN)

Other options

Aeropuerto Internacional Lic. Adolfo Lรณpez Mateos (TLC) - 1 hour away, with several regional flights landing here

Transportation
Taxi apps

Uber

Public transportation

Metro: 5 MXN per ride
Bus: 5 - 8 MXN per ride

Getting around

No monthly passes, prepaid cards are available at stations

SIM card
Best options

Telcel, Movistar

Expected cost

60 - 70 MXN for SIM card, 200 MXN for 5GB of data valid for 1 month

How to buy

Oxxo shops, official network shops. 15 minutes needed to activate.

Language
Official language(s)

Spanish

Level of English

Moderate

Food
Tap water

Not drinkable

Overall cuisine

Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese

Local food specialities

Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas

Eat like a local

Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)

Vegetarian / vegan options

279 listings on Happy Cow

Food delivery apps

Rappi, SinDelantal, UberEats

Supermarkets

La Mega: Standard supermarket, many locations, average prices
Walmart: Standard supermarket, many locations, average prices, delivery available
Superama: Higher prices and high end food, many locations
Chedraui: Standard supermarket, many locations, average prices
Local markets: Great prices and extensive selection of fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and seafood