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Playa del Carmen Beachfront for Sale – Can You Afford to Retire on the Beachfront?


Thomas L. Lloyd, mazatlan Broker By Thomas L. Lloyd
2011-12-27

Playa del Carmen retirement looks attractive, especially on the beachfront, but can you afford it?  To help you answer this question, let’s explore some facts about Playa del Carmen beachfront for sale and about Mexico retirement.  You may be surprised by the conclusion.

Prices of Playa del Carmen Beachfront Properties – Compared to beachfront properties in most suitable parts of the world, Playa del Carmen is very well priced.  Yet perhaps the most important point is that there are very-well priced properties (in an absolute sense, rather than comparative) for just about any budget.  Because of the layout of the city, excellent-priced condos a few blocks back from the beach still offer excellent access and a great retirement lifestyle.

 

Cost of Living in Playa del Carmen – The cost of living in Playa del Carmen is also low; often, people consider the cost to be about half of that of a similar lifestyle back home.  Although this varies according to specifics, the fact remains that everything from groceries to annual property taxes will be significantly less than what you’re used to.  Trips to the beach are free, since you can walk there!

 

Healthcare – Playa del Carmen has a modern state-of-the-art hospital with a number of excellent clinics.  Costs of healthcare are usually between 50%-70% lower than in the U.S.  What’s more, there are no waiting lines for major processes, and most patients agree that the quality of service tends to be better.  Nearby in Cancun there are even more healthcare options.

 

Healthy Living – Health experts agree that one of the best ways to live well in retirement and actually to avoid some larger expenses of healthcare is to live healthily.  Fresh fruit and vegetables and freshly caught seafood are readily available at excellent prices.  Warm weather year-round makes it easy to go out walking, jogging or biking.  Exercise on the beach hardly feels like exercise.  There are gyms, but many retirees in Playa del Carmen get plenty of exercise otherwise.

 

Cost of Travelling to and from Home – Playa del Carmen is only 45 minutes away from the Cancun International Airport which offers direct, affordable flights to all major North American airports.  Often, people can find less expensive flights from Playa del Carmen and back than to different parts of the U.S. or Canada.

There is little doubt that retiring on the beachfront in Playa del Carmen is affordable. Considering these factors, perhaps a better question is, can you afford not to retire on the beach?

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Region:  Mazatlan real estate Thomas Lloyd graduated from Purdue University Krannert School of Management with a degree in Management/Financial Option Investments. He has been living, investing, and working professionally in Mexico for over 15 years. A Mexican Certified Realtor he is the current president of TOPmexicorealestate, you can contact him at (512) 879-6546.

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