The laid-back Caribbean resort lifestyle Cancún and its neighbors to the south have to offer make them very desirable places for expats. But with popularity comes somewhat higher prices.
If you plan on renting an apartment in Cancún, a one-bedroom unit in the center of town is about US$300. A one-bedroom apartment outside of the downtown area is about US$155. If you need more space, a three-bedroom apartment downtown is about US$690. Outside of city center, a three-bedroom apartment usually rents for around US$450. These costs are averages and could be higher or lower, depending on the property rented.
By comparison, in Cozumel, a one-bedroom apartment in the city’s center is about US $310, a one-bedroom apartment outside of downtown costs about US$155, a three-bedroom apartment downtown is around US $480 and a three-bedroom apartment outside of the city’s center is about US$320.
In Playa del Carmen, costs are even higher. For example, a one-bedroom apartment downtown costs about US$400, a one-bedroom apartment outside of the city’s center is nearly U$165, a three-bedroom apartment in the city’s center costs around US$825 and a three-bedroom apartment outside of the downtown area rents for about US$410.
In addition to selling homes, local real estate firms also list apartments, condos and houses for rent on their websites.
To find apartments, condos and houses for sale, you can use the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Cancún. Craigslist Yucatán Peninsula also provides additional listings. You should also check the websites of major international real estate firms that operate in Mexico, such as Coldwell Banker, Century 21, RE/MAX and others.