The Cost of Living in Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya is one of the world’s leading beach destinations, although it doesn’t come with a premium price. Depending on the area you want to live in the Riviera Maya, the cost fluctuates a little. Stretching from Cancun to Tulum, with one of the best beaches in the world, you have the opportunity to invest on the beach or somewhere in between. The Riviera Maya is an ideal investment opportunity because of the affordable real estate properties, the warm weather year round, the gastronomy and rich culture that is present here. Let’s take a look at what it would cost the average person to live in the Riviera Maya:

Since tourism is extremely present in the Riviera Maya, it has increased the prices of some items and services on this side of Mexico. However, you can still live cheaply and with a high quality of life, compared to expenses in the United States or Canada- as well as other parts of the world.

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A Sample Budget Per Month For 2 People In USD $:

  • 2 Bedroom Accommodation on the beach: $1200-$1400
  • 2 Bedroom Accommodation off the beach: $800
  • Food for two people: $400
  • Maid Service 2x per week: $100
  • Utilities including WIFI, gas, water, TV: $300
  • Entertainment including going for dinner, movies, etc.: $200

This budget shows that two people can easily live in the Riviera Maya for around $2000.00 per month give or take. This includes everything that one would need to feel comfortable and to maintain a high quality of life. The beach is free and the restaurants in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Cancun are very affordable. You will notice a lot of expats working in the Riviera Maya due to the affordability and value of living here. Many retirees flock to the Riviera Maya due to the investment from the government and providing first world services and amenities across the territory. If you need to visit a dentist or doctor in Mexico, it will be a fraction of the price you would pay in the United States. Many people come down here on an annual basis to get their teeth cleaned and do any surgeries that would normally cost an arm and a leg in the states.

• 2 Bedroom Accommodation off the beach: $800

• Food for two people: $400

• Maid Service 2x per week: $100

• Utilities including WIFI, gas, water, TV: $300

• Entertainment including going for dinner, movies, etc.: $200
This budget shows that two people can easily live in the Riviera Maya for around $2000.00 per month give or take. This includes everything that one would need to feel comfortable and to maintain a high quality of life. The beach is free and the restaurants in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Cancun are very affordable. You will notice a lot of expats working in the Riviera Maya due to the affordability and value of living here. Many retirees flock to the Riviera Maya due to the investment from the government and providing first world services and amenities across the territory. If you need to visit a dentist or doctor in Mexico, it will be a fraction of the price you would pay in the United States. Many people come down here on an annual basis to get their teeth cleaned and do any surgeries that would normally cost an arm and a leg in the states.
With Mexico being so close to Canada and the United States, it is very easy to come and go and friends or family do not have to commute a long distance by plane in order to come for a visit. Cancun International Airport is an easy airport to fly in and out of, and the ADO bus will pick you up or drop you off in one of the beach towns. Many people think Mexico is just a country filled with many beach resorts. Yes, that is true but there is so much more here. Condo’s and full-time housing opportunities are perfect for those of you who want to be on vacation all the time. With all the amenities outside of the resort, you no longer have to pay a lot of money for one week, when you can pay less and stay for months.

Many people claim they feel healthier when they live in the Riviera Maya due to the warm climate. You will spend a lot of time outdoors and get exercise, even when you feel like you are doing nothing. It’s very easy to make friends here because of all the social events that happen throughout the year. From community groups, expat meet-ups, church events, friendly neighbors and so on, you should have no problem meeting likeminded people. Also, a good real estate agent will introduce you to many places and activities here in the Riviera Maya.

If you or anyone you know is ready to make the move to the Riviera Maya, Judi @ Living-Riviera-Maya is ready to turn your dreams into reality. Her many years of real estate expertise and knowledge of the area will be beneficial to anyone looking to make the move. She is only a phone call or email away. We look forward to seeing you here in paradise.