Cost of Living in San Cristobal de las Casas

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1. Posted by Sparlita (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm looking for help in determining the cost of living in San Cristobal de las Casas. I am possibly moving their for several months and need to plan a budget approximation. For instance, costs that interest me include:

- shared apartment and utilities (of student housing quality, nothing fancy)
- cell phone (prepaid plan probably)
- internet

I can't think of any other items for the moment.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

2. Posted by Evelyn_mex (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey Sparlita,

How cool that you are planning to live in San Cristobal de las Casas for a while. I have been there 2 times and it is one of my favourite places in Mexico. This is the place where you can experience a lot of the indigena cultures. Just keep in mind that is a bit higher and not as tropical as the rest of Mexico. So bring warm clothes!

I have lived in Playa del Carmen for quite a while and had a cell phone there as well. This was actually really cheap. I just used my own cellphone (should be sim-lock free and trial band) and bought a prepaid chip. I don't remember how much it was but I know it was really cheap because it already came with credit on it. So you hardly paid anything for the card.

Internet is usually difficult to get in your house, unless it is already there, but it probably will be more easy to use an internetcafe which are there all over the place. It seems like a lot of bars are getting wireless internet as well.

I don't know about living in San Cristobal and about the costs. It is probably less expensive than in Playa del Carmen where I paid about US350 for a studio. I hope someone can help you with that.

Good luck and enjoy your stay in Mexico!