Oaxaca is a colonial city in the Valles Centrales region of the state of Oaxaca and is world renowned for its beauty, food and natural and cultural diversity. Although the city attracts many tourists from around the world, it still is generally considered less costly than many other expat centers in Mexico.
If you plan on renting an apartment in Oaxaca, a one-bedroom unit in the city’s center is about US$250. A one-bedroom apartment outside of the city-center is about US$200. If you need more space, a three-bedroom apartment in Centro is approximately US$475. Outside of the city-center, a three-bedroom apartment usually rents for around US$360. These costs are current averages and could be higher or lower, depending on the property rented.
If you want to buy a home, you should know that no Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is available for Oaxaca. To find apartments, condos and houses for sale or rent, you can check with a local realtor such as Real Estate Oaxaca or international real estate companies like, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, RE/MAX and others.