Living in Playa

Playa del Carmen is the dream city for many people. Some dreams of having a holiday in the city, but many fall in love with it so much that they want to move to the city. The problem is, they do not even know where to begin.

Playa del Carmen is a beautiful resort city rich in culture and history and characterized by warm and friendly people, beautiful beaches, fascinating archeological sites, exciting activities, and top-class nightlife. The cost of living in Playa del Carmen is relatively low compared to other world cities. What you will get also is comfortable and easy living.

All you have to do is be familiar with the Spanish language, education system, health care facilities, banking facilities, tax information, emergency numbers, and Playa del Carmen attractions and shopping areas. Below are some aspects that you must know before living in this paradise.


Playa del Carmen offers many jobs in sectors such as education, medicine, travel and tourism, insurance, sales and marketing and many more. Headhunters foresee increasing employment demands in the coming years.

Renting an apartment

Renting an apartment or a flat in Playa del Carmen is quite inexpensive. You will have to pay your rent monthly. Many landlords will debit your rent directly from your renter’s account. Rents sometimes increase on a yearly basis. In addition to the rent, you will have to pay deposit cost and other additional charges such as community tax, solicitor fees, and estate agent fees.


Taxis, buses, and vans are the city’s most common modes of transport. Taxis make a good Playa del Carmen transport mode since you can always find them anywhere. The most cost-effective way to get around the city is by bus. Local buses, travel from Cancun to Playa del Carmen and back everyday on a regular basis. A great alternative to buses are suburban vans locals call colectivos. You can also get around the city by foot or by bike.

Banking facilities

You will need to open a bank account in a reputed bank in Playa del Carmen. This will ensure your stability and security while living a Playa del Carmen life.