Home Mexico Forum Mexico Guide Mexico Resources Mexico Real Estate International Jobs



City Guides

CIGNA Expat Health Insurance
Join Sign In
AGS Worldwide Movers

An Expat Talks about Moving to Mexico City, Mexico

Comments Print

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Mexico City

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

I wish I had brought with me all family & friends photo albums. They are of great help whenever you are crossing through the cultural shock. It helps by reminding you of friends and family.

I also wish I had brought my stereo, dvd, etc since Mexico has the same electric outlet as USA. The last but not less important thing I wish I had brought with me is literature about Mexico (touristic sites, etc). since you can find them in Mexico but they are very expensive.

Experts In Moving

Are you tired of calling up random removal companies to quote for your international move? Tired of telling the same story every time? ExpatExchange's new partner, Experts In Moving, offers you a simple and hassle free solution to plan your move. You'll get up to 5 FREE quotes from trusted international movers. Takes 1 minute! No obligation. Save up to 40%. Only qualified and professional movers. Get your quotes now!

What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

If you are lucky enough to have your company pay for a Relocation company you wont have any problems since they know very well were you should live. But if this is not the case, I recommend you get advice from someone in your company to recommend areas close to work that meet your budget. Once you know the names of the areas you can then serach on the local newspapers for apartments.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

Apartments are the most recommended housing for expats. One reason is security, and also you can make friends easier on the social areas like swiming pools, tennis courts, etc.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

My company assisted us by hiring a Relocation company. In Mexico City it is very important to know where you will work in order to find your home. Commuting time can be terrible if you do not consider this important issues.

Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Mexico City is an expensive city to live in. I am lucky to have my company pay for it, but to give an idea: A three bedroom apartment can go from US$2,500 - 5,000 per month plus utilities.

Read Next

Retirement-In-Ajijic-and-ChapalaAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Ajijic and Chapala, Mexico

A retiree in Ajijic (Lake Chapala), Mexico chose to move to Lake Chapala because of its lower cost of living, better weather and friendly people. Life in Lake Chapala has exceeded his expectations -- he bought a house and got married.

Retirement-In-ApizacoAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Apizaco, Mexico

A retiree in Apizaco, Mexico talks about retiring in Mexico. He and his wife decided to move to Mexico for the lower cost of living and climate.

Moving-To-MeridaAn Expat Talks about Moving to Merida, Mexico

A newcomer to Merida, Mexico talks about shipping delays, needing a co-signer for a rental property, the low cost of living in Merida and more.

Moving-To-RosaritoAn Expat Talks about Moving to Rosarito, Mexico

An expat who moved to Rosarito, Mexico talks about her house hunting trips and ultimately making the move to Mexico.

AGS Worldwide Movers

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
Join Today (free)

Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move. It's FREE and takes 1 minute!

Mexico Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2018 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal