Expat Guide to Living in Mexico
Whether you're already living in Mexico or preparing to move to Mexico, our Expat Guide to Living in Mexico offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Mexico. For answers to specific questions, visit our Mexico Forum to talk with expats in Mexico.
Expats in Mexico share important tips for people preparing to move to Mexico. From banking in Mexico to finding a safe city, read these 8 tips before moving to Mexico.
Expats living in Mexico discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in Mexico.
We try not to get political, but we can help you find a great place to live overseas if the U.S. election results have you thinking about moving overseas. Here's a list of 17 of the best places to live overseas based upon expats' advice and recommendations.
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If you're so fed up with the US presidential election that you're actually thinking about moving to another country, we have compiled a list of 10 countries to consider. For each country, we cover why expats like living there and touch on topics like taxes, lifestyle, government, healthcare and more.
An expat from New York City describes the culture shock she experienced living in Mexico City. She appreciates that people in Mexico City able to enjoy the moment instead of hurrying through life.
An expat provides a quick summary of what it's like to be an expat in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico.
An expat talks about living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She describes social gatherings, recreational activities and more. One tip: visit Puerto Vallarta many times and stay in different areas before making the move.
Look for the charm, enjoy the warmth of the people, travel in the country, visit traditional restaurants, visit museums, and enjoy having a unique life experience.
An expat who moved to Rosarito, Mexico talks about her house hunting trips and ultimately making the move to Mexico.
An expat from Vancouver provides a detailed report on moving to Manzanillo, Mexico. Having already lived in Lake Chapala, this is some well-informed insight into what is available in Mexico.
A musician who moved to Magdalena de Kino, Mexico talks about his dreams vs. the reality of expat there.
An experienced expat who has lived all over the world shares his experiences as an expat retiree in the Ajijic/Lake Chapala area. From little tips on how to get there to how to settle in and adjust, this is a very in depth report on retiring abroad. A Must read!
More Culture Shock Reports for MexicoCulture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Mexico handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Mexico: Submit a Culture Shock Report
More Living in Mexico Reports
What are people's priorities in Mexico - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Mexico:
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More Moving to Mexico Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Mexico? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Mexico? Below are some of the responses from expats in Mexico:
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Reviews of Schools in Mexico
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Mexico. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Mexico:
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Mexico Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Mexico. If you are already living in Mexico, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Mexico:
Retiring in Mexico Reports
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Mexico, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Mexico:
Having a Baby in Mexico Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Mexico? Below are some of the reports from expats in Mexico:
What's it like to find a job in Mexico? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Mexico? Below are some of the reports from expats in Mexico:
Working in Mexico Reports
Expats in San Miguel de Allende love the city's art scene, spring-like weather, beautiful architecture and thriving expat community. Expats share tips for living in San Miguel de Allende.
We've compiled a list of the 9 best places to live on the Pacific Coast of Mexico based upon expats' recommendations and security information from the US State Department. From Ensenada in Baja Norte all the way down to Puerto Escondido, these cities and towns boast beautiful beaches, warm weather and more.
Riviera Maya is a gorgeous stretch of Caribbean coastline in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. We highlight expats' 5 favorite places to live in Riviera Maya.
Expats in Manzanillo enjoy wonderful winter weather and very hot summers as they engage in all kinds of outdoor activities... All right by the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Ocean.
Lake Chapala is one of Mexico's most popular expat destinations - especially among retirees. Expats love Lake Chapala's near perfect climate, beautiful lakeside homes, low cost of living and thriving expat community. Sadly, Lake Chapala is not immune to Mexico's drug cartel related violence, which those thinking of moving to Lake Chapala should take into consideration.
Anne Keeling highlights the 10 most popular cities for teaching overseas. From Dubai to Bangkok, Doha to Shanghai.