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Real Estate in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 05, 2022

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Playa del Carmen, Mexico? How do you find a home in Playa del Carmen? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Playa del Carmen?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"I hired a taxi/guide/realtor service to show me around the various neighborhoods. I was given the history and current makeup of the communities. I was able to determine which were popular for families, pets and parties. I kept hunting until I found the perfect place for me," added another expat who made the move to Playa del Carmen.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Playa del Carmen?

"I am in a 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment. it's perfect for me as a single retiree in a quiet neighborhood. This is typical for those willing to pay a little bit more for a tranquil community," remarked another foreigner who made the move to Playa del Carmen.

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What is the average cost of housing in Playa del Carmen?

If you are thinking about moving to Playa del Carmen, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"The housing costs [in Playa del Carmen] are definitely lower than in my home country. I am 3 blocks from the beach and I would be paying 3 times as much in my home country. The average cost where I am is about $1,000.00 USD per month. for a furnished 2 bedroom apartment with utilities included. I pay a little less because the furniture is antique...which some call old," said another expat in 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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