Zihuatanejo and Mérida

by Rosedani, Friday, May 28, 2021, 17:21 (119 days ago)

I have an opportunity to work remotely, and as a young soon to be digital nomad I'm trying to find a happy place to work that won't break a starting budget.

The cities I'm looking at are Zihuatanejo and Mérida.
Is it possible to rent a studio apartment for $200 monthly in either city?

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Zihuatanejo and Mérida

by hromero ⌂ @, Friday, May 28, 2021, 18:41 (119 days ago) @ Rosedani

It is possible here in Zihuatanejo provided your expectations aren't too high. Your apartment is not likely to be near the beach or have a view but you can find something pretty decent in many of the neighborhoods where locals live. You will just have to wander around and find signs that advertise rooms and call. It will take some work but you can find something in your budget.

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Humberto Romero
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Zihuatanejo and Mérida

by Rosedani, Friday, May 28, 2021, 20:28 (119 days ago) @ hromero

Humberto thanks for your reply. I wouldn't expect anything near the beach, maybe something that's a twenty or thirty minute walk away. As long as it's a safe neighborhood.

It is possible here in Zihuatanejo provided your expectations aren't too high. Your apartment is not likely to be near the beach or have a view but you can find something pretty decent in many of the neighborhoods where locals live. You will just have to wander around and find signs that advertise rooms and call. It will take some work but you can find something in your budget.

Zihuatanejo and Mérida

by EstebanZI, Saturday, May 29, 2021, 00:47 (119 days ago) @ Rosedani

Humberto thanks for your reply. I wouldn't expect anything near the beach, maybe something that's a twenty or thirty minute walk away. As long as it's a safe neighboor internet. rhood.

It is possible here in Zihuatanejo provided your expectations aren't too high. Your apartment is not likely to be near the beach or have a view but you can find something pretty decent in many of the neighborhoods where locals live. You will just have to wander around and find signs that advertise rooms and call. It will take some work but you can find something in your budget.

I just messaged with my former landlady of 8years in ZI and she has raised the rent on my simple 2 room apartmemt from 3500 p to 6000 p a month not including utilities. I checked with another property that is no longer renting monthly and has gone to Airbnb. Both properties in neighborhoods a 10-15 minute walk from El Centro. $200 US a month is not likely for you in ZI. And areas where you might find that price will be in the hills with lovely views…and rough housing. Things continue to increase in price overall in ZI. Businesses have taken heavy hits during COVID19 as it ramped up in April 2020. Buena Suerte. Merida will likely be pricier.

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Zihuatanejo and Mérida

by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Friday, May 28, 2021, 23:05 (119 days ago) @ Rosedani
edited by jaui, Saturday, May 29, 2021, 10:12

The cities I'm looking at are Zihuatanejo and Mérida.
Is it possible to rent a studio apartment for $200 monthly in either city?

@Rosedani

On the Fb pages that correspond to rentals, locals do list.

A price range of US$200.00, or around MXN 4,000, in general, can be found all the time on those Fb pages. Probably though without "agua caliente" and no A/C.

I pay exactly that, + all utilites/Internet, in an excellent location, NOT in a colonia popular.
I benefit from Solar panels, cisterna, agua caliente & a new A/C unit.....
BUT, it is highly contaminated by almost endless noise pollution from different sources.
It wasn't until I moved in that I discovered that issue.

If you end up in a "colonia popular " be aware that if you need peace and quiet in those areas, it's a precious commodity.
There's always some noise. It's when it becomes excessive & constant:worthy: that makes it impossible to have our needed Peace & Quiet.
So, in case you are sensitive to noise it may be difficult, and may end up being torturous, as it is here where I rent.
In fact, I have observed that even in rentals at a higher price range, most likely, one can't avoid the noise pollution.

Suerte :-D