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Expats Are Flocking To Los Cabos, Here Is Why They Love This Incredible Mexican Destination

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As of December 31st 2022 local authorities in Los Cabos revealed that 14, 617 foreign nationals called Los Cabos their home. This number takes into account only the foreigners that have applied for relevant visas to remain in the region for an extended period. There are potentially even more foreigners that live part time in Los Cabos. Since they only spend a portion of the year in the region they don’t necessarily hold a permanent visa.

Long Stretch of Beaches in Cabo San Lucas and the marina filled with boats.

According to the “Attention To Foreign Residents” program, the government dependency that released this number, the majority of the non-Mexican residents of Los Cabos are Americans followed by Canadian nationals. While people originally from Venezuela take up the third spot on the list. Why is it that so many expats are making their way to Cabo shores in the Mexican Pacific? There are actually quite a few reasons why foreign nationals have fallen in love with the region. 

people wearing masks arriving at a beach airport

The Cabo Weather Seems Ideal For Americans and Canadians

The Cabo weather is an element to the region that most Americans and Canadians enjoy. While it can get seriously hot in many months throughout the year it usually maxes out around 95 degrees on average during the summer months. While there are of course days in which the temperature reaches above 100 degrees, that’s not an everyday occurrence. 

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Small Los Cabos Coastline with a Yeacht on the Water and Hills and Buildings in the Background

You can get average highs in the low 90s even throughout October, and high 80s through November. Around this time even sunny southern California weather tends to drop into the 70s and even the 60s in late November. For Los Cabos residents that means that you can get a beach-like climate even towards the end of the year. 

Cabo San Lucas Street with Cars and Tourists On It.

The temperatures don’t tend to drop as drastically even into December and January. We’re specifically referencing the Cabo region that’s along the coast, because there is more extreme weather further north in the state of Baja California Sur in the desert regions. Along the coast though in both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo weather is decent all year round.      

Rainy Day in Cabo at the marina with boats and a view of Land's End.

Affordable Living With Added Benefits 

According to Numbeo a site dedicated to comparing the costs of living in different cities across the world, “You would need around $2,689 dollars in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $6,900 in Los Angeles, California” Those estimates are assuming that you rent a house or apartment in both cities. Estimates on different outlets may vary, but the cost of living between most US cities and Los Cabos is significant. Even in places where the living costs could be similar those Canadian or US towns won’t feature Cabo’s amenities.  

Luxury Cabo Home

Services like housekeeping, having a butler, a full time driver, or a cook are certainly reserved for the extremely wealthy in countries like the United States and Canada. In Los Cabos though, having a maid work virtually 6 hours a day 5 days a week is going to cost around 600 dollars a month. In countries like the US and Canada that’s considerably below minimum wage, and therefore it’s impossible to acquire these services in those countries at Cabo prices. 

Maid working at a hotel wearing a protective face mask, and holding towels while prepares the hotel room for guests after reopening, during COVID-19

A Lively Town With A Relaxing Tone

Cabo is famous for its nightlife. Certainly there’s always bound to be a bar open late in the Cabo San Lucas Marina area, or you can head over to the Cabo Wabo Cantina. On a lucky night rock legends are going to be gracing the stage at the popular venue.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - February 15, 2006. The Cabo Wabo nightclub/restaurant was established in April of 1990 by rocker Sammy Hagar in Mexico\'s Cabo San Lucas.

Art galleries are also commonly found throughout the region. If you want to experience what it’s like to walk through a small Mexican town you can head over to the San Jose del Cabo downtown area. Most of the downtown streets are safe to walk around in even at later hours of the night. Whether you’re looking for a night out on the town or a casual stroll there are always things to do in the area.

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