Pesos and Sense – What Does Life in Puerto Vallarta Really Cost?

“How much does it cost to live comfortably in Puerto Vallarta?” It is probably the most frequently asked question by anyone considering moving to beautiful Banderas Bay, and one of the most challenging questions to definitively answer, as the concept of “living comfortably” varies considerably, depending on who you ask. Certainly, lifestyle plays the largest factor in the budget required for Puerto Vallarta living, but here are some helpful benchmarks to help draw some comparisons, using small and large cities from the U.S.A and Canada.

Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Condo Price per square foot in Puerto Vallarta:  85% lower
  • Restaurant Prices in Puerto Vallarta: 55% lower
  • Grocery Prices in Puerto Vallarta: 58% lower

Thunder Bay, Ontario

  • Condo Price per square foot in Puerto Vallarta:  57% lower
  • Restaurant Prices in Puerto Vallarta: 57% lower
  • Grocery Prices in Puerto Vallarta: 55% lower

Chicago, Illinois

  • Condo Price per square foot in Puerto Vallarta:  63% lower
  • Restaurant Prices in Puerto Vallarta: 61% lower
  • Grocery Prices in Puerto Vallarta: 60% lower

Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Condo Price per square foot in Puerto Vallarta:  11% lower
  • Restaurant Prices in Puerto Vallarta: 51% lower
  • Grocery Prices in Puerto Vallarta: 61% lower

An affordable cost of living is one of the many reasons why Puerto Vallarta is such a popular retirement destination with Americans and Canadians, and our city provides lifestyle and housing options that range from economical to high luxury, making it a wonderful choice for all budgets. Interested to see how the cost of living in your city measures up against Puerto Vallarta? Visit numbeo.com for detailed comparisons.

Warren Brander is an expert real estate agent with Tropicasa Realty. If you are thinking about buying or selling an investment property in Puerto Vallarta or the Banderas Bay area, contact him at (322) 200-2253 or warren@tropicasa.com.

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