Living and working in Playa del Carmen

Living & working in Playa del Carmen as a digital nomad, sounds like a dream!  Remote working in Mexico is becoming more and more popular. On we share experiences of other digital nomads in Playa del Carmen and give you the best Tips & Tricks to start your own living and working in Playa del Carmen journey!

Overall Score

3.84/5 (Rang #50)

Family Score



12 mbps

Temperature (now)

Air quality (now)



Lack of racism


Income level


English speaking



Very Good

Freedom of speech




A/C or heating

Very Good

Traffic safety


LGBTQ+ friendly

Very Good

Quality of life score



Very good

Humidity (now)


1465 $ / mo

Lack of crime

Education level


Startup Score


People density

Peace (no pol. conflict)





Places to work from

Friendly to foreigners

Very good

Female friendly


Digital Nomad Guide


Latin America

Average trip time

23 days

Internet speed (avg)

12 mbps

Weather (now)



American Type A plug

Best neighborhood to stay




No, only cash payments

Best coworking space

Digital Nomad Guide

Tap water

not drinkable

Visitor return rate




GDP per capita

8444 $

Population density

Religious government

Not religious

Apartment listings

Best national air carrier


Closest int'l air airport

Cost of living in Playa del Carmen

Cost of living for nomad

1477 $ / month

Cost of living for family

1620 $ / month

1br studio rent in center

353 $ / month

Hotel (avg price month)

848 $ / month

Airbnb (avg price month)

1733 $ / month


3,53 $

Beer (0.5L)

1,77 $

Cost of Living

Cost of living for expat

944 $ / month

Cost of living for local

463 $ / month

Coworking costs

185 $ / month

Hotel (avg price night)

40 $ / night

Airbnb (avg price night)

57 $ / night

Coca-Cola (0.3L)

0,59 $


1,18 $


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After first spending 2 weeks on a working vacation in Playa del Carmen I decided to go there for a longer period. So now I've been living in Playa del Carmen for almost a 8 moths and I certainly don't regret it. We have a nice digital nomad community here and there are enough like-minded people to do fun things with in my spare time. So far living and working in Playa del Carmen has been a very enjoyable experience.
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I lived and worked as a digital nomad in Playa del Carmen for about a month. It was a really great experience to be living and working temporarily in this city. During the week I was able to work in a nice co-working and in the weekends I enjoyed all the beautiful sights Playa del Carmen and surroundings had to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Making money as a digital nomad can be done many numbers of ways. As long as the job doesn’t require you to be physically present with your clients or co-workers, you can work as a digital nomad.

Examples of job titles of americans living and working in Playa del Carmen as Digital Nomad are writers, translator, project programmer, developer  designer, marketeer, or consultant. 

Living and working in a new location sometimes comes with learning a new language. In Mexico they speak Spanish. 

Before moving to a new location, it is important to know what the cost of living in that new location is. Cost of living in Playa del Carmen is average on Unknown.

This is more complicated question to answer. Where you pay taxes as a digital nomad will be based on your nationality, which country you earn your money from or where exactly you are a resident.

Try to figure out what applies to your situation by doing it yourself or contacting an accountant in your home or, if you reside a fair amount of time in one country, that new place.

Working and living in Playa del Carmen

You are or want to become a Digital Nomad and are considering living and working in Playa del Carmen? We from will tell you what Playa del Carmen has to offer you as a digital nomad!

A good first step is to see if you can do your work remotely in Playa del Carmen for a US company. 

Our TIP is to prepare well! Read about Playa del Carmen and look at the living in Playa del Carmen pros and cons. What are the cost of living and working in Playa del Carmen for example? Is there a community of other expats working in Playa del Carmen? Can i combine doing a good amount of working hours with pleasure and exploring Mexico? And in the long term check if you need a special Playa del Carmen digital nomad visa!

But also important, how is the weather and (gastronomic) culture in Playa del Carmen? Take all the above factors into account and weigh the pros and cons to make living and working in Playa del Carmen an enjoyable experience!



Hi there. My name is Jennifer and for the past 10 years i have been traveling around the world as a Digital Nomad, working as a travel blogger and content creator. I have lived in different countries in Europe, Africa and South America. For I will be gathering useful information about my favorite places to help you on your 'Digital Nomad - way'.

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