U.S. Investors Unlocking Value in Mexico’s Luxury Real Estate Market

As U.S. investors look for safe harbor in an uncertain market, Mexico’s luxury real estate market is proving to hold great value for Americans and other foreigners. 

We recently conducted an in-depth short term rental analysis for three desirable locations in Quintana Roo and found that the weighted average of estimated monthly rental revenue in Playa del Carmen, Cancún, and Tulum is $4,040 , $5,889 , and $4,533 respectively (USD). So it’s no wonder Americans (and Canadians) are considering Mexican luxury real estate as a sound investment.

As foreign investment continues to pour in and more Americans flock to Mexico: $1,000,000 goes a lot further in Mexico’s luxury real estate market, than it might otherwise here at home.

All prices are in USD unless otherwise noted.

Foreigners Continue to Invest Heavily in Mexico

Foreign investment in MexicoSource: Banco de Mexico

In recent years, foreigners have invested some $30 Billion in Mexico each year according to the Banco de Mexico. Real estate composes a healthy slice of that investment and is continuing to grown as we see more Americans and Canadians moving and investing in Mexico.

Americans are Moving to Mexico in Record Numbers


Source: https://www.politicamigratoria.gob.mx

Americans are permanently moving to Mexico at a record pace, with data from the Mexican government showing a sharp increase in Temporary Resident Cards (TRT) issued to Americans in recent years. 2022 was a record-setting year eclipsing even the migration numbers that spiked around the Great Recession of 2008. If this trend continues, in 2023, over 12,000 Americans will permanently move to Mexico, setting another record since Mexico began tracking this data uniformly.

What kind of home can $1,000,000USD buy in Mexico?

The average price of a home in a city like Seattle is about $830,000. If you’re looking for a luxury home in that same market you might expect to pay 50-100% more than that. For about $1,000,000 you can own many of the incredible properties below, and many U.S. investors are finding that very attractive.

Here are some examples of homes you can purchase today in Mexico’s most desirable locations for $500K-$2M USD:

Acalai Beach ($541K – $1.83M)

Away from everyday concerns, in the middle of two seas, rises Acalai, a dynamic project that allows you to personalize your unit.

The sea that bathes Tulum and inspires you to reflect on the transcendence of this wellness residential complex with acclaimed beachfront experiences. 

View more photos and see available units at Acalai.

The Reserve at Mayakoba ($632K – $2.6M)

Surrounded by the tropical jungle, dense mangroves, freshwater canals, pristine Riviera Maya oceanfront, and world-class El Camaleón golf course, the Reserve at Mayakoba offers the very rare opportunity to call a piece of this spectacular area home. This small, private community is thoughtfully crafted with the homeowner’s every last need in mind.

View more photos and see available units at Mayakoba.

The Fives Downtown ($155K – $1.19M)

The Fives Downtown is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, a global selection of extraordinary properties with a unique identity. This property is the perfect Caribbean getaway with AAA Four Diamonds. Its 133 spacious residence-style suites and the best rooftop in the city reflect the beauty of high contemporary Mexican design and the charm of the Riviera Maya. 40 Minutes from Cancun International Airport. One block from Fifth Avenue and two blocks from the beach.

View more photos and see available units at The Fives Downtown.

For questions about the above properties or other luxury real estate listings in Mexico, contact us today.

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