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Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 05, 2023

Summary: People often describe Cabo San Lucas, Mexico as a paradise, with its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. Expats love the laid-back atmosphere, the friendly locals, and the abundance of outdoor activities. The weather in Cabo San Lucas is typically sunny and warm, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $2,000 to $3,000 per month, depending on lifestyle. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $800 to $1,200 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can range from $1,200 to $2,000 per month. The approximate population of Cabo San Lucas is around 80,000 people.

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What do I need to know about living in Cabo San Lucas?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Cabo San Lucas, they said:

"Expat retirees should research their chosen retirement area thoroughly to ensure the lifestyle they are looking for is available locally. They should consider factors such as government support and local laws and regulations, the cost of living and taxes, the local climate, the availability of amenities and quality of healthcare, and the friendliness of the local population. It is also important to investigate Mexico’s visa and immigration requirements for people staying for extended periods of time. Lastly, expats should familiarise themselves with Mexican culture, customs, and language to ensure a smooth transition when moving to Cabo San Lucas," said one expat in Cabo San Lucas.

"Be clear on what your intention is for moving to Mexico. To get a retirement visa is very different then getting a work visa. If you are coming to work be sure you have enough money to live for at least 6 months. Find your tribe, there is a wide range of people here, know who you are and who you want to hang with. Do your homework read through the Mexico government sites, there is a lot of information there....however know that things can change in a heart beat, So make sure your information is current when you decide to move. Get on the Facebook groups, ask questions, we stick together here, we help each other out," said one expat who made the move to Cabo San Lucas .

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About the Author

Joshua Wood 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.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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