Last updated on Jun 20, 2023
Summary: People describe Manzanillo, Mexico as a beautiful beach town with a laid-back atmosphere and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Expats love the warm climate, friendly locals, and the affordability of living in Manzanillo. The weather in Manzanillo is typically warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $600 USD per month. The approximate population of Manzanillo is around 140,000 people.
What do I need to know about living in Manzanillo?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Manzanillo, they said:
"Before retiring in Manzanillo, it is important to understand the culture and local language. Additionally, expats should consider their budget and whether they can afford to live in Manzanillo. It is also important to obtain the necessary visas and residency permits in order to retire in Manzanillo, Mexico. It is also wise to research potential healthcare services and develop a plan to stay healthy. Lastly, it is important to be aware of safety concerns in Manzanillo and take steps to secure housing and belongings," wrote a member in Manzanillo.
What do I need to know before moving to Manzanillo?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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- What are the schools in Manzanillo like?
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- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Manzanillo?
- What are emergency services like in Manzanillo?
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- Are common prescription medications available in Manzanillo?
- How are local medical facilities in Manzanillo?
- As a foreigner living in Manzanillo, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?