Capital Mexico City

Population 122,273,473

Area 1,964,375 km2

Key facts

Mexico is a country located in Central America. There are 3 countries (Belize, Guatemala, United States of America) that Mexico shares its borders with. The official language of Mexico is Spanish. Traveling across Mexico if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Mexico was ranked 92nd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Mexico is Mexican peso (MXN). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 centavo (¢).

Mexican
Banknotes

$20$50$100$200$500$1000

Mexican
Coins

50¢$1$2$5$1010¢20¢$20$50$100

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Mexico has more ATMs.62.26 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Mexico without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Mexico. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 127 V, 60 Hz  Type B 127 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Mexico will celebrate 8 national public holidays. The next one Independence Day will take place on September 16.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024Moving holiday New Year’s DayAño Nuevo
February 5, 2024Moving holiday Constitution DayDía de la Constitución
March 18, 2024Moving holiday Benito Juárez’s birthdayNatalicio de Benito Juárez
May 1, 2024Moving holiday Labor DayDía del Trabajo
September 16, 2024Moving holiday Independence DayDía de la Independencia
November 18, 2024Moving holiday Revolution DayDía de la Revolución
December 1, 2024 Inauguration DayTransmisión del Poder Ejecutivo Federal
December 25, 2024 Christmas DayNavidad

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Mexico?

There are Mariott hotels in 10 cities.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Mexico.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Mexico.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Mexico.

There are Radisson hotels in 7 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Mexico.

What fast food chains are present in Mexico?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Mexico.

The KFC chain operates in Mexico.

The Burger King chain operates in Mexico.

The Subway chain operates in Mexico.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Mexico.

The Starbucks chain operates in Mexico.

Weather

What is the weather like in Mexico City?

Today the sun in Mexico City, rises at 5:58 AM and sets at 7:16 PM. The climate of Mexico City may be categorized as a , according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJun 18Partly cloudlyLow: 12.7°C (54.86°F)High: 27.9°C (82.22°F)
WednesdayJun 19OvercastLow: 13.6°C (56.48°F)High: 26.3°C (79.34°F)
ThursdayJun 20ThunderstormLow: 15.9°C (60.62°F)High: 26°C (78.8°F)
FridayJun 21OvercastLow: 15.3°C (59.54°F)High: 22.1°C (71.78°F)
SaturdayJun 22RainLow: 14.6°C (58.28°F)High: 20.7°C (69.26°F)
SundayJun 23FogLow: 11.7°C (53.06°F)High: 25.6°C (78.08°F)

Weather data for Mexico City (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey.

Taxi Apps Uber is available in 65 cities. You can use Bolt in 10 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Mexico.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 6.6, Mexico is placed 7th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Mexico traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  194.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 12.80 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Emergency phones in Mexico

066 Police
066 Ambulance
066 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is legal.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 3L of wine or liquor

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 200 grams of pipe tobacco
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