So you’re thinking about making the move to Mexico, huh? You’re ready to LIVE THE DREAM!
The truth is, relocating to Mexico isn’t as complicated as you might think, but there is a process involved. The very first question you’ve got to ask yourself is, “Are you planning to retire in Mexico, or do you want or need to work?” Retiring in Mexico is pretty straightforward as you just need to find a place to rent or buy and move your stuff. On the other hand, if you’re looking to live and work in Mexico, you’ll need to either get a work visa or set up a Mexican business that employs locals.
Don’t worry, though! We’re experts at helping people make the move to Mexico, and we’re more than happy to assist you too. Everyone’s got their own reasons for wanting to make the leap, whether it’s simply “had enough” or the dream of never being cold again. Whatever your reason, I’m here for a friendly chat to address all those common questions that pop up before taking the big step.
Keep reading, or you can hit me up on call or WhatsApp at +52 984 198 2324. You can also reach me via email at Nolan@TulumExpertRealty.com. I’m just a message away on WhatsApp!
Now, let’s talk money. You might be wondering, “How much does it cost to live in Mexico?” Well, that’s a great question. The simple answer is, you can still live frugally in Mexico for under $1,500 USD per month, assuming you own your home. While prices have gone up a bit due to inflation, they’re still about 50% less than in the States. With this budget, you won’t be golfing every week or dining at fancy restaurants, but there’s plenty of free or low-cost stuff to do here, like strolling on the beaches, cycling, pickleball, and game nights. Plus, there’s a thriving expat community to connect with. Most retired couples live quite comfortably with $2,500 to $3,000 per month, including all insurances etc.
Did you know you can snag a 2-bedroom single-family home near the beach for just $110,000 USD? Click here to check it out!
Safety is often a big concern. Well, I’ve been living here for the past 8 years and owning property for the past 15 years, and I can tell you, it’s absolutely safe. I haven’t encountered any issues, and neither have my expat friends.
Now, if you’re 50+ and looking for an affordable spot with easy access to beaches and amenities, minus the big city hustle and bustle, you’ll want to hear about the Akumal / Chemuyil area. More and more expats are calling it ‘home’. Crystal-clear blue Caribbean waters, powdery white sand beaches, dining options from street carts to fancy beachfront restaurants, PGA golf courses—all just minutes away from many well-priced properties in the area. Akumal sits nicely between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, giving you that relaxed lifestyle while keeping everything within reach.
Wondering about home prices? You can still nab a single-family home here starting at $110,000 USD. Studio condos kick off in the mid $100’s, and 2-bedroom condos or townhouse units start at $200,000 and up. Of course, you can splurge on beachfront properties if that’s your style.
Here are some quick links for you to browse some properties in the area:
Working in Mexico? You’ve got two options:
- Get a work permit from an existing company. You’ll need a letter offering you a job from a Mexican corporation authorized to hire non-Mexican nationals. The availability of jobs varies by industry.
- Create or buy a Mexican Corporation. A local attorney and accountant can help you find an existing business for sale, or you can start one from scratch. The typical cost for either option is around $2,500 USD.
We have ALL of the contacts you’ll need to make your transition a smooth success, so please do not hesitate to reach out! Feel free to call or WhatsApp me, Nolan Clark, at +52 984 198 2324, and I’ll gladly share my experience on how you can make YOUR move to Mexico. You can also drop me an email anytime at Nolan@TulumExpertRealty.com. Let’s chat!