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Man lives in all-inclusive resort to determine if it's cheaper than paying rent and buying groceries

Man lives in all-inclusive resort to determine if it's cheaper than paying rent and buying groceries

Ben Keenan posted every day on TikTok, documenting his month-long stay at the all-inclusive hotel

With the ridiculously high cost of living it's no surprise one Seattle man decided to find out if it would simply be cheaper to ditch it all and move into an all-inclusive resort.

Given a lot of people are worried about money right now, some have decided to find more unconventional ways to cut costs.

For instance, some have traded in living on land to try living on cruise ships and have insisted its cheaper than renting in some cities across the US.

Beyond that they argue you can get a better quality of living and since many jobs can be worked remotely it does make sense.

One Seattle man seems to have wanted to try his own version of this and decided to live in an all-inclusive resort for a month to see if it's cheaper than what he pays in rent and groceries.

The vlogger documented his month-long stay at the Ocean Riviera Paradise resort. (ivebentraveling/TikTok)
The vlogger documented his month-long stay at the Ocean Riviera Paradise resort. (ivebentraveling/TikTok)

Ben Keenan shared his experience on social media and would regularly post to his TikTok followers about his day to day life at the resort.

The vlogger documented his month-long stay at the Ocean Riviera Paradise resort in Mexico's Playa del Carmen.

Over 27 days, he uploaded videos of what he got up to and essentially how much it was costing him, doing his best to keep a routine like what he would do at home.

Costs included lodging, food, drinks, events and amenities such as gym membership.



Keenan estimated that in normal life, he would spend around $4,100 a month, some of which was broken down roughly into $2,300 on rent, $200 on utilities and $270 for car payment.

At the end of his trip, Keenan's total cost at the resort excluding airfare was $4,900, so not sadly not cheaper living but the vlogger seemed to be unfazed.

He said if he had booked well in advance he would have been able to save some money here and there.

“If you're looking on paper directly what I paid for was $800 more expensive to live in Mexico," he said.

Keenan estimated that in normal life, he would spend around $4,100 a month. (ivebentraveling/TikTok)
Keenan estimated that in normal life, he would spend around $4,100 a month. (ivebentraveling/TikTok)

“However mine was fairly last minute, if I booked earlier I would have saved a further $400.

“The whole idea is that you want to be flexible with what you do. You can book whenever you want, the price will change.

“It was not cheaper for me, but I can’t say if it would be cheaper for you or not."

To be honest it's still not that bad of a trade off, so might be worth having a look yourself.

Featured Image Credit: ivebentraveling/TikTok/Ocean Riviera Paradise

Topics: News, US News