How Much do Things Cost in Mérida? A $10 Challenge!

In case you missed it on Facebook – here’s my first ever travel vlog! Yep, that’s my dorky self in an incredibly cheesy video I made along with Janet from Journalist on the Run…

We wanted to show you how much things cost in Mexico. So, we set out on a $10 challenge in Mérida to see how much we could buy with 200 Mexican pesos. The answer: a lot! Check out the vlog in all it’s cheesy glory below to see more.

Just to recap: that’s 200 pesos on one afternoon. Lunch, sightseeing, a museum, sweets, two beers, and a LOT of snacks – all for less than $10. We managed to do quite a few of the best things to do in Merida on a pretty tight budget, and had a really fun afternoon buying sweets, tasting chocolate, seeing the sights, and stuffing our faces. 

I’d love to know what you think, so feel free to drop me a comment below. Unless your feedback is similar to my sister Jess’ comment that I “walk like a Teletubby” in this video. In which case kindly keep your thoughts to yourself!!! 

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Award-winning writer and solo female travel blogger on a mission to explore the world through deeper travel. Lover of fun, adventure, food, Harry Potter, hiking, beaches, and chatting about the weather. Can be bought with cake.


  1. You should definitely continue with your travel blogs, Emily! Well done, very useful tips!

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