- Is cash or card better in Mexico?
Credit cards are widely accepted in Mexico, with most large stores, hotels, and restaurants accepting them. However, some smaller stores and street vendors may only accept cash. As such, it is advisable that you bring some cash along with you to not miss out on any Mexican experiences.
- Are US Dollars accepted in Mexico?
US Dollars are accepted in Mexico, but not everywhere. You will find that in very touristy areas such as resorts, US Dollars may be accepted. Keep in mind that when paying with US Dollars however, the merchant may charge you more than if you paid with local currency.
- How can I keep my money safe in Mexico?
Ensure you take all regular precautions when travelling through Mexico. This includes only taking out cash you need for the day, investing in a travel money belt, and avoiding using ATMs at night or in deserted areas. Always remember to carry valuables such as your passport and credit cards in a money pouch.
The Low Down on Mexican Currency
Bank of Mexico
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$20, $50, $100, $200, $500
10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $5, $10, $20 $25, $50
The Mexican Peso (MXN, $) is the official currency of Mexico, and is the third most traded currency in Latin America after American Dollars (USD) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).
The Mexican Peso, or MXN, derives from the original eight-piece Spanish Dollar which was minted in silver and issued in Mexico during Spanish rule. The word “peso” literally means “weights” in Spanish, and refers to the gold or silver weights that took the currency’s original form.
Mexican Pesos come in both coins and notes. Denominations of coins include 1, 2, 4, 5, 10 and 20 Pesos. Note denominations include 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 Pesos.
What to spend your pesos on**:
Local bottle of beer
1l of milk
Mid range meal for 2
Local bus ticket
Ticket for Lucha Libre wrestling
Must-sees in Mexico
Buying pesos online is easy
Order pesos online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Peso Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
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- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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