How Much Does it Cost to Live in the Riviera Maya in 2022?

April 27, 2022
By TAO Mexico

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South of Cancun lies the Riviera Maya, one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, and a favorite place to live in Mexico. With its white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, luscious jungle, and fascinating local-Mayan culture (including ancient pre-Hispanic ruins), it's easy to see why.

Are you considering moving to this Mexican Caribbean paradise? If so, you’re probably wondering how much it costs to live here and how much you need to budget monthly to cover your expenses.

In this article, we’ll discuss all you need to know about the cost of living in the Riviera Maya.

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Cost of Living in the Riviera Maya in 2022

The price of living here will come down to your budget and lifestyle preferences; to live a luxurious life or a little more on the modest side. In any case, in this beautiful area, you can’t possibly go wrong.

We’ll go over the essential expenses that you must take into account on a monthly basis, such as food, transportation, housing, services, and recreation. The Riviera Maya is a coastal strip home to several different towns and villages, but we’re using Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Akumal as our reference point, which are among the favorites to settle down in.

-Services (electricity, water, gas, garbage, landline and internet): the total cost for these public and private services is usually around 170 USD per month.

-Cell phone service: across the nation, there are several different cell phone providers, but they all have similar prices. On average, you would be spending about 35 USD per month.

-Housekeeping service: in Mexico, it’s quite common to hire help for your home. This would cost you around $100 per month for one cleaning service every week.

-Meals for 2 people: food in local grocery stores and markets is very affordable in the area. With 250 or 300 USD per month, you can stock your home well for 2 people.

-Recreation (restaurants, bars, tourist sites) for 2 people: this expense depends entirely on your tastes and lifestyle. Take between 500 and 600 USD per month as a reference.

-Gasoline: Of course, the cost of gasoline will depend entirely on the car you own and how much you use it, but a good estimate would be 250 USD every month.

-Medical insurance: it is crucial that you have private medical insurance to deal with any ailment or medical emergency that may arise. In Mexico, this is available for around 75 USD per month.

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Ready to Take the Big Step and Move to the Riviera Maya?

The Riviera Maya offers everything you could want and need to live peacefully, all in a dream beach destination. Modern infrastructure, natural beauty, extraordinary cuisine, and fantastic residential complexes with every amenity available to enjoy every day— whether by yourself, with your partner, or with a family.

At Tao Mexico, we offer exclusive properties in the top destinations in the Riviera Maya: Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Akumal. Our private residences have luxury amenities, 24/7 security, and incredible views of the beach or the Mayan jungle.

Contact us today! We would love to meet and help you find your next home in the heavenly Riviera Maya.

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