Famed for its white, sandy beaches and lush tropical forests, Puerto Rico offers a comfortable lifestyle with all the modern comforts of major international locations. Steady trade winds create a near-perfect, year-round warm climate. The average temperature is 82°F with moderate humidity and average annual rainfall of 63 inches. There are 3.7 million U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico. The population is largely urban and suburban, with nearly 2 million people living in the cities. As one of the most densely populated islands in the world, Puerto Rico offers a vibrant cultural and racial mix of European, African and modern Caribbean influences.Puerto Rico boasts a standard of living that is much more affordable than most comparable locations across the United States. Though the cost of living in San Juan parallels that of other major metropolitan areas, housing is abundant in Puerto Rico and property taxes are low. There is a wide array of housing options available, priced for all income levels. In Puerto Rico, you’ll find the same supermarket chains, malls, upscale boutiques, top-notch restaurants and nightclubs as in the U.S. mainland.