Expat Guide to Living in Merida
Whether you're already living in Merida or preparing to move to Merida, our Expat Guide to Living in Mexico offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Merida. For answers to specific questions, visit our Mexico Forum to talk with expats in Merida.
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.
An expat in Merida, Mexico offers some insight into the challenges of settling in and living there. Some of the topics include driving, what it's like there if you don't speak Spanish, and much more. This expat clearly is an optimist and is determined to make life in Merida with her husband a success!
An expat talks about living in beautiful Merida, Mexico. This modern city of over 750,000 on the Yucatan still retains some of the Mayan culture. Parts of the city have very modern architecture while others have colonial. If you're moving to Merida, prepare yourself for the heat and friendly locals.
An expat who has lived in three countries talks about her expectations and the reality of living in Merida, Mexico compared to some of her other homes abroad.
More Culture Shock Reports for Merida
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Merida handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Merida:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Merida Reports
What are people's priorities in Merida - work? family? socializing? 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 Merida:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Merida Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Merida? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Merida? Below are some of the responses from expats in Merida:
International School Report
Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Merida with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Merida, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.
Submit an International School Review
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Dream vs. Reality of Living in Merida Reports
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Merida. If you are already living in Merida, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Merida:
Overseas Retirement Report
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 Merida by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Merida? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Merida? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report