Learn How Much it Costs to Trade City Life for a Luxury Beach Town

Live at the beach and save a bundle — no sand castle needed.

They say that “life’s a beach,” but what if you traded in your landlocked hustle and bustle for some white-sand beaches? Living in a luxury beach town might be more affordable than you realized. See what it would cost to move to a luxury beach town and how it would affect your bottom line.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cost of living compared with New York City: 72 percent cheaper

Cabo San Lucas translates to “Cape Saint Luke,” and a seaside life in this Mexican resort town might be one of the cheapest in the globe. Trade in your penny loafers and suits for some sandals and shorts — you’ll be able to take in the idyllic beach views in style with utilities that only clock in at around $48.43 monthly and groceries that are 66 percent cheaper than those in New York City.

Huntington Beach, Calif.

Cost of living compared with New York City: 39 percent cheaper

If you’ve got an itch to head west, indulge in your California dreams by living in Huntington Beach. Fair warning: Even though the total cost of living in this surfer’s paradise is roughly one-third cheaper than New York, your surf shack will cost you a pretty penny. Median prices in Surf City were $ $836,300 in 2019, over $200,000 more than real estate in New York. Don’t fret, though — you’ll make up the difference with utilities and groceries, which both rank lower than those in the Big Apple.

West Palm Beach, Fla.

Cost of living compared with New York City: 40 percent cheaper

West Palm Beach offers sandy shores and a perfect setting to tee off for golf enthusiasts. Boasting over 100 golf courses within Palm Beach County, this sandy shore spot offers cheap housing — 57 percent less than the Big Apple — which makes it a great spot to consider if you’re looking to relocate when you retire.

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Methodology: All price statistics were sourced from Numbeo on March 23, 2018.