Capital City: Mexico City
Time Zone: There are three different time zones in effect in Mexico. Most of the country follows Central Daylight Time (UTC -5:00) including Mexico City and the Yucatan Peninsula.
The northwestern part of the country, including Tijuana follows Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -07:00). The middle slice of the country, including Baja California, follow Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -06:00).
Currency: The currency in Mexico is Mexican Pesos. At the time of writing $1AUD converts to 13.40 pesos, $1USD coverts to 19 pesos and £1GBP converts to 23.78 pesos. USD are also widely used and accepted throughout Mexico.
Credit Cards & ATMs: In major cities and tourist areas around Mexico you are likely to find ATMs that dispense both Mexican Pesos and USD and credit cards will be accepted in some of the bigger establishments. In some of the more remote towns cash will be the only option. It’s always a good idea to carry some cash with you in case of emergencies.
Driving: Always drive on the right side of the road in Mexico.
Power: In Mexico the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Internet Access: Wifi is generally quite slow in Mexico and can be difficult to come across sometimes. Ask your server for the password to log in if you’re eating out but don’t expect fast loading speeds.