Mexico travel information: Money
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 24 Jun 2019.
The local currency is the Mexican Nuevo Peso, known colloquially as ‘Peso’. It’s easier to exchange US dollar travellers’ cheques and notes into local currency than Sterling. UK debit and credit cards are widely accepted for payment and in ATMs. It’s not usually possible to exchange cash at hotel receptions - this can only be done at banks and bureaux de change.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Mexico
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 23,403,000 in 2011
Mexico City (also largest city)
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Population: 8,864,370 (in 2012)