Mexico destination information

All you need to know before visiting Mexico

Mexico summary

Mexico is a big country with around 122M Mexican. Official language is Spanish. Mexico uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC-08:00 to UTC-05:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Mexico is Mexican Peso (MXN).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 175
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 51

ATMs in Mexico are Common. Internet speed in Mexico is on average 5.9 Mbps. In Mexico you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Mexico City
🗣️ Spanish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 122M ☀️ ~21 °C 🌧 ~58 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 1964k km2 (758k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Mexico uses 127V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

Languages 🗣️

  • Spanish


Currency 💱

1 MXN = 0.04 USD

Mexico uses the Mexican peso (symbol: $), code MXN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pesos and 50, 20, 10 and 5 centavos.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines (local name: cajero automático or caja permanente) are common in Mexico. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is expected in Mexico since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Mexico uses GSM mobile networks GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mexico upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Mexico, dial +, then 52 (the country code for Mexico), then the area code (without the initial 01) and the local number.


For local calls within Mexico, start with the area code (with the initial 01). In the case above area code is 222 .

international: + 52 222 1234567
calling local: 01222 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Mexico is on average 5.9 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Mexico is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 356.71 MXN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: AT&T, Movistar or Telcel.


Rules 🚗

In Mexico you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 30-70 km/h (18-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Mexican embassies

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