• Nov
    21

    Driving from Victoria, B.C. to La Paz, BCS, Mexico – Travel Costs

     

    As per my custom, I decided to drive from Victoria, B.C. down the Baja. Below is a summary of the trip costs over a period of 6 days. This will give you an idea of what to expect if you decide to make the trip. Note that I was driving an old four cylinder car with great gas mileage and I stayed in low-cost hotels along the way.

    DAY 1
    Gas Canada: $25.00
    Gas $9.03
    Food: $6.09
    Donation Rest Stop: $0.75
    Gas: 14.00
    Homeless donation at rest stop: $5.00
    Gas and food: $18.65
    Hotel: $66.69
    Black Bear Restaurant: $6.75
    Totals: $151.96

    DAY 2
    Powderhorn Cafe´: $10.00
    Jiffy Lube: $24.95
    Gas: $21.02
    Road food (nuts): $8.78
    Mexican Insurance (1 year): $194.80
    Printing: $1.32
    Gas: $16.05
    Hotel: $53.78
    WIFI: $2.99
    Coffee: $3.00
    Totals: $336.69

    DAY 3
    Gas:$13.01
    Gas: $11.99
    Coffee: $1.45
    Coffee: $1.50
    Brekkie: $4.68
    Gas: $9.90
    Food: $1.95
    Gas: $19.62
    Food: $9.82
    Hotel: $63.76
    Money exchange: $9.95
    Totals: $147.63

    Total Cost for the US trip including buying Mexican Insurance: $636.28

    DAY 4  (pesos)
    FMM: $306
    Food: $35
    Food: $17.50
    Food: $12.00
    Gas: $250
    Food: $93.00
    Food: $136.00
    Hotel: $450.00
    Totals: $1,299.50

    DAY 5  (pesos)
    Gas: $188
    Gas: $250
    Food: 36.50
    Gas: $180
    Hotel: $350
    N-S Border Fee: $20
    Totals: $1,024.50

    DAY 6  (pesos)
    Gas: $150
    Food: $62.00
    Donation: $20+
    Gas: $125.00
    Food: $38.00
    Food: $129.00
    Hotel: $464.00
    Totals: $988.00

    Total Cost for the Mexican Trip (in pesos): $3,312.00
    Assuming an exchange rate of 12.8 pesos to the dollar, the cost in US dollars is: $258.75

    © Nathan Segal. 2014

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