What are the Cheap Ways of Sending Money to Mexico?

Send money to Mexico

Sending money to Mexico is an everyday necessity if you run a business in the country.

As a person experienced in money transfers to Mexico, you probably know that the money transfer charges vary greatly – from zero to over 100 dollars for a 1,000 dollars transfer. Time Doctor’s money transfer charges tables will help you acquaint yourself with the most popular money transfer services and their standard fees.

The estimates are made on the basis of sending 1,000 dollars to Mexico from the US, Australia, Canada or Europe.

Table 1: Sending $1000 from the US to Mexico
Transfer methodFees to send $1000 USDHidden currency conversion costTotal feesTime for the transfer to arrive
OFX (previously USForex)*$0$7.5$7.51-2 days
TransferWise$15$0$151-2 days
Sharemoney$5$10$15In Minutes
Xpress Money$10$5$153-5 days
Viamericas$5$13$183-5 days
XE Trade$0$20$203-5 days
MoneyGram (slow)$4$16$204-6 days
Ria Money Transfer (slow)$4$17$213-5 days
Transfast$0$22$221-3 days
Ria Money Transfer (fast)$6$17$23In Minutes
WorldRemit*$4$23$271-3 days
Lucky Money (slow)$5$24$293-5 days
Payoneer$3$28$313-5 days
MoneyGram (fast)$15$16$31In Minutes
Xoom (slow)$5$26$312-6 days
Western Union (slow)$4$28$324-6 days
Wire transfer$25-40$10-20$35-603-5 days
Western Union (fast)$15$28$43In Minutes
Xoom (fast)$25$26$51In Minutes
Lucky money (fast)$33$24$57In Minutes
Skrill$33$40$733-5 days
Paysera$4$75$791-3 days
Payza$71$25$963-5 days
Travelex$0$106$1063-5 days


  • Worldremit allows to send a money transfer to selected countries from the following states: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
  • Minimum transfer of $500 for OFX (previously USForex).
Table 2: Sending £1000 from the UK to Mexico
Transfer methodFees to send £1000 GBPHidden currency conversion costTotal feesTime for the transfer to arrive
OFX*£0£7.5£7.51-2 days
TransferWise£15£0£151-2 days
Azimo£5£10£151-3 days
Western Union£3£12£15In Minutes
Exchange4free£0£16£161-2 days
WorldRemit£3£14£171-3 days
XE Trade£0£23£233-5 days
Small World FS£5£19£241-3 days
Wire transfer£15-25£10-30£25-553-5 days
First Remit£17£13£302-6  days
Travelex£0£35£353-5 days
Skrill£21£25£463-5 days
Paysera£3£46£491-3 days
MoneyGram£41£25£66In Minutes
Payza£47£16£633-5 days


  • Minimum transfer of £500 for UKForex.
Table 3: Sending $1000 from Canada to Mexico
Transfer methodFees to send $1000 CADHidden currency conversion costTotal feesTime for the transfer to arrive
OFX*$0$7.5$7.51-2 days
TransferWise$15$0$151-2 days
XE Trade$0$21$213-5 days
WorldRemit$4$20$241-3 days
Transfast$0$29$291-3 days
Exchange4free$0$31$313-5 days
MoneyGram$15$19$34In Minutes
Xpress Money$15$23$383-5 days
Wire transfer$25-40$20-30$45-753-5 days
Western Union$40$44$84In Minutes
Skrill$40$49$893-5 days
Paysera$5$92$971-3 days
Payza$87$31$1183-5 days
Travelex$0$125$1253-5 days


  • Worldremit can only send 995 CAD from Canada to Mexico.
  • Minimum transfer of $500 for OFX.
Table 4: Sending €1000 from Western Europe to Mexico
Transfer methodFees to send €1000 EURHidden currency conversion costTotal feesTime for the transfer to arrive
OFX*€0€7.5€7.51-2 days
Paysera€3€6€91-3 days
XE Trade€0€10€103-5 days
Azimo€3€12€151-3 days
TransferWise€15€0€151-2 days
WorldRemit€4€15€191-3 days
Exchange4free€0€22€223-5 days
Small World FS€0€28€283-5 days
First Remit€23€17€402-6  days
Wire transfer€20-35€20-40€40-753-5 days
Western Union€9€44€53In Minutes
Skrill€28€35€633-5 days
MoneyGram€31€37€68In Minutes
Payza€65€22€873-5 days
Travelex€0€106€1063-5 days


  • Minimum transfer of €500 for OFX.
Table 5: Sending $1000 from Australia to Mexico
Transfer methodFees to send $1000 AUSHidden currency conversion costTotal feesTime for the transfer to arrive
OFX (previously OzForex)$0$7.5$7.51-2 days
TransferWise$15$0$151-2 days
XE Trade$0$23$233-5 days
WorldRemit$4$24$281-3 days
Exchange4free$0$32$323-5 days
Paysera$5$29$341-3 days
Wire transfer$25-35$30-60$55-953-5 days
Skrill$42$51$933-5 days
MoneyGram$75$63$138In Minutes
Travelex$0$141$1413-5 days
Payza$122$32$1543-5 days
Western Union$70$92$162In Minutes


  • OFX (previously OzForex) is a good option for sending larger amounts of money and their exchange rate fee goes down for larger amounts. Minimum transfer of $500.


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  • Jammycat

    I use bridge21 to send money from the US to Mexico. They do bank-to-bank transfers and almost always have the best rates and you get more pesos for the dollars sent... including all of the fees.
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  • Carl Hewitt Smith

    Transferwise will no longer allow Mexican residents to receive money from the USA.
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