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Puerto Penasco, Mexico

William Russell
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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 09, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Puerto Penasco, Mexico is around 100,000 people. People describe Puerto Penasco as a laid-back beach town with a vibrant nightlife and plenty of outdoor activities. Expats love the low cost of living, the friendly locals, and the beautiful beaches. The weather in Puerto Penasco is generally warm and sunny year-round, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-90s in Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is relatively low. A one bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $400 to $800 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000 per month.

What do I need to know about living in Puerto Penasco?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Puerto Penasco, they said:

"Before retiring in Puerto Penasco, expats should be aware that there may be language barriers in the area and arrange for interpretation services if needed. It is also important to understand Mexican laws, regulations and customs in order to ensure that everything is in compliance when living abroad. Expats should familiarize themselves with international banking procedures to handle financial issues, such as withdrawing and transferring money, safely. Additionally, expats should research medical options and health insurance to cover any medical needs that may arise. Lastly, expats should use caution when driving in Mexico, as road rules and regulations may be different than what is customary in their home country," said one expat in Puerto Penasco.

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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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