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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.

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.

Culture Shock in Merida, Mexico

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!

Living in Merida, Mexico

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.

Dream vs Reality of Living in Merida, Mexico

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

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 Living 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:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

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

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:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

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

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Merida? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Merida by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby 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
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15 Expats Talk About Life in Mexico

Expats share some insight into what it's like to live in Mexico on a day-to-day basis once you actually make the move and get there.
Expats share some insight into what it's like to live in Mexico on a day-to-day basis once you actually make the move and get there....

Book Review: "Mexico: The Trick is Living Here"

Julia Taylor's book is packed with practical advice and cultural insight and is a must have for expats and anyone preparing to make the move to Mexico.

Julia Taylor's book is packed with practical advice and cultural insight and is a must have for expats and anyone preparing to make t...

Crime in Mexico: Where are the Safest Places to Live in Mexico?

Where are the safest places to live in Mexico? The most unsafe areas are well-covered in today's news headlines, but those considering a move to other cities or towns in Mexico should carefully research their possible destinations, talk with other expats and visit before they move. This article highlights members' recent discussions and comments about crime and safety in popular expat locales and some off-the-beaten path destinations. If you live in Mexico, we encourage you to submit an update on your city or town.

Where are the safest places to live in Mexico? The most unsafe areas are well-covered in today's news headlines, but those considering a move to other cities or towns in Mexico should carefully resea...

10 Tips for Living in Mexico

Is it safe to live in Mexico? What should I bring with me to Mexico? How can I find a home? Expats offer advice on these and other topics.

Is it safe to live in Mexico? What should I bring with me to Mexico? How can I find a home? Expats offer advice on these and other topics....

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.

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-Puerto-PenascoAn Expat Talks about Moving to Puerto Penasco, Mexico

An expat talks about living in the Mirador section on Puerto Penasco, Mexico - the close proximity to Tuscon, the lower cost of living finding a rental and more.

An expat talks about living in the Mirador section on Puerto Penasco, Mexico - the close proximity to Tuscon, the lower cost of living finding a rental and more....

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