HelloI'm looking for any info related to living in Tulum, can't find anything on this forum. Are there many expats there? How is the cost of living compared to Playa del Carmen? Many questions if anyone knows this area. Thanks
It all depends on how you want to live. Housing will be your biggest expense. Maybe housing is cheaper in Tulum than in other parts of Mexico, hence your friend's estimate of the cost of living in Tulum.yes, I have a friend in Tulum who is a citizen and he told me that $600USD more or less was the cost of living...
MickiSue: Are you talking about $600 usd/mo for -rent- or for -all expenses-. $600 usd/mo is pretty lean for -all expenses-.$600 a month is a princely sum in many parts of MX.
And it was in Tulum, too, not all that long ago. Which makes living in the place where you were raised a lot harder for its locals, you know?
It's not like "all of the foreigners" coming to Mexico, they are not that many, we do not have an exudus of foreigners who are rich enough to make the prices rise
There are isolated places where that is probably true, some beach towns, Ajijic and San Miguel de Allende come to mind. But in most of Mexico there are few foreigners.
Here in San Cristobal de las Casas many foreigners pay two to three times more for a house than they would if they just looked around. They all want to live in el centro. Even small apartments cost three times more if rented near el centro. A real estate guy I know talked about ******'s driving up prices. People who live near el centro are adding apartments to their house to take advantage of the tourist market. But if you go to the outskirts of town everything remains priced like it use to be.