Hi everyone! 🙂
After covering Chicago last week for our $10 series, we’re going to stay in the Americas for this week. And this time, we’re gonna cover in the city of USA’s neighboring country: Mexico.
Yes, this is not the first time we cover a city in Mexico, as we’ve covered cities like Mexico City to Playa del Carmen previously. Now, could you guess what city we’re going to talk about on this week’s series?!
Thanks to Ron and Jess of Unearth the Voyage, we’re now getting ready to see how far you could get with your $10 USD in Guanajuato. Enjoy! 😉
How Affordable is Guanajuato City?!
There are so many things to do in Guanajuato City, Mexico and it is definitely worth a visit. One of the best reasons Guanajuato is such a great tourist destination is because of how affordable it is!
Mexico uses the Mexican Peso and 20 pesos equals about $1 USD. Everything on this list is within walking distance of each other so there is no need to pay for a taxi or transportation!
For 200 Mexican pesos in Guanajuato City, here is what you are expected to be able to get.
Street Tacos (12 pesos)
A good amount of street tacos to fill up a hungry belly would be 2-3, so you can eat lunch for a total of about 36 pesos.
Tacos can range from 6 pesos all the way to about 20 pesos, depending on the area and whether if it’s more touristy. We don’t recommend spending any less than 10 pesos on a taco as it probably isn’t the best quality.
Cerveza (Beer – 25 to 30 pesos)
A bottle of beer usually costs around 25 pesos, but in the more touristy spots, they can cost upward of 40 pesos. We would always look for the more off the beaten path places, so we could find the cheap beer!
Also, keep in mind that only domestic beer is this cheap. If you want a craft beer or an imported beer, expect to pay around 100 pesos.
3 Avocados (30 pesos)
Yes, that’s right… 3 avocados only cost approximately $1.50 USD.
If you are looking to get your avocado fixed without paying the crazy prices, all you have to do is cross the border. The ladies in the market will even ask you what day you want to eat your avocado, and she will give you the perfect one that will be ripe on that day.
Tram Ride to the El Piplia Lookout (25 pesos)
After you have had your lunch, a beer, and 3 amazing avocados to take home, how about a ride up the Funicular?
The funicular is a tram ride that will take you up the steep side of the mountain, so you can see the amazing view of Guanajuato City without much effort at all!
Rent a Row Boat in La Presa (40 pesos)
This day just keeps getting better and better.
On the other side of Guanajuato City, there is a neighborhood called La Presa where there is a reservoir where you can rent a rowboat and go rowing out on the lake!
One hour cost 40 pesos, and they supply you with lifejackets as well as oars. The view in this section of the city is absolutely beautiful.
Explore the Museo Del Quijote (30 pesos)
The Museo del Quijote is a museum dedicated to the famous Don Quijote.
Even though I didn’t know much about Don Quijote when visiting, I enjoyed the gorgeous statues, paintings, or murals throughout this museum. There is also a coffee shop inside where you can rest at one of the tables and munch on the avocados you brought earlier.
And there you have it… For just 191 Mexican pesos, you can have a pretty full day of sightseeing, delicious food, and even a beer!
Even better, you can also stop into an Oxxo with your leftover 9 pesos to get a cheap candy bar or something to drink.
Contributor: Jess and Ron from Unearth The Voyage
Jess and Ron are travel bloggers who enjoy discovering off-the-beaten-path destinations on a budget. After living in Mexico for 3 months, they have grown to have a deep appreciation for the food and culture, but most importantly, cheap prices!