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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 09, 2023

Summary: People describe Playa del Carmen, Mexico as a vibrant, tropical paradise with stunning beaches, a lively nightlife, and a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love the warm weather, the friendly locals, the abundance of outdoor activities, and the low cost of living. The average temperature in Playa del Carmen is around 80°F (27°C). The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $500 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $700 USD per month. The approximate population of Playa del Carmen is around 150,000 people.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Playa del Carmen, they said:

"Expats considering to retire in Playa del Carmen should be prepared to embrace a vibrant and welcoming culture. The local cuisine is a mix of Mayan, French and Spanish influences, as well as a variety of seafood and street food. Being mindful of regional customs and language is also beneficial for smooth integration. Good safety precautions should also be taken, such as enrolling in health insurance and familiarizing yourself with local emergency numbers. Additionally, expats should consider their visa requirements, as well as the type of accommodation and means of transport going to be needed. In terms of cost of living, retired expats can expect to pay lower taxes compared to their previous country, and benefit from a generally lower cost of living," said one expat who made the move to Playa del Carmen.

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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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