San Pedro Sula, Honduras – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

Updated in 2022.

Drops in and out of the number one spot for world’s most dangerous city.

Needless to say, it is not a part of the gringo trail. It is however a surprisingly modern city, and the epicentre of industry in Honduras. 

POPULATION: 1,000,000

 

IS SAN PEDRO SULA SAFE?

San Pedro Sula is dangerous. Tourists are not the target, but with an average of 3 murders a day, it’s possible to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and catch a stray or two. Also, the threat of express kidnapping is very real in San Pedro Sula.


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RENT AN APARTMENT IN SAN PEDRO SULA

You’ll pay $400.00 a month for an apartment in San Pedro Sula.

 

THINGS TO DO IN SAN PEDRO SULA

Get out of the city and into nature!

I recommend you check out La Ceiba and Roatan as well.

 

 NIGHTLIFE IN SAN PEDRO SULA

6.75/10 

Pretty damn good lads, pretty damn good! Based on the reports coming out of San Pedro Sula, you’d probably think it was a dusty, backwater town filled with shady criminals. Not true!…well the criminal part is true, but in reality, San Pedro Sula is a very progressive city with many American-style restaurants and bars. Zona Viva is where the best nightlife is at in San Pedro Sula.

I recommend: Lua and CassandraLua has better music, Cassandra has better people.

 

 COST OF LIVING IN SAN PEDRO SULA

The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.

*Figures are listed in USD

You’ll need a minimum of $894 USD/month to live in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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FINAL THOUGHTS

There isn’t much to do here. But, if you’re in Honduras anyway, it’s worth checking out San Pedro Sula; it’s the second biggest city in Honduras, after all, and you’ll be surprised at how modern it is.


OVERALL RATING: 6.25/10


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