Living Costs

Estimated Expenses

Estimated Accommodation Costs On-Campus Housing: $28,740 - $43,050 MXN per semester approximately, meals not included.
Food Around $7,000-$9,000 MXN per month.
Local Transportation $10.00 Mexican Pesos on public bus, $12.00 Mexican Pesos on UDLAP bus Taxi , Uber, or DiDi is available at very affordable rates.
Academic Costs $2,000.00 to $3,000.00 Mexican Pesos per semester. Textbooks may cost between $500.00 and $1,000.00 Mexican Pesos depending on the discipline
Personal Expenses Movies costs around $50-$150 MXN per person, a meal in a restaurant is around $250-$300 MXN, a night at the club can cost around $300- $600 MXN per person. Coffee is around $40-$100 MXN.


Students must consider the following costs:


Bank information: Students are advised to bring an international credit or debit card. There are several ATMs located on campus and throughout the city.

It is not possible to open a bank account in Mexico while on exchange so it is recommended that students handle their finances through their home bank.

Cell Phone: All International students are required to have a Mexican phone number during their stay in Mexico.

A SIM card may be easily acquired at many shops and convenience stores throughout the country. International students MUST provide their Mexican phone number to the International Affairs Office to be contacted in case of emergency.