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Expat Guide to Living in Monterrey

Whether you're already living in Monterrey or preparing to move to Monterrey, our Expat Guide to Living in Mexico offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Monterrey. For answers to specific questions, visit our Mexico Forum to talk with expats in Monterrey.

Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare

Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare in Monterrey

An expat in Monterrey, Mexico discusses the cost of prescription medicines, proximity of hospitals and public vs. private health insurance.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Monterrey handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Monterrey by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Monterrey - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Monterrey by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

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More Moving to Monterrey Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Monterrey? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Monterrey? Below are some of the responses from expats in Monterrey:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Monterrey

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Monterrey. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Monterrey:
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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Monterrey. If you are already living in Monterrey, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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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 Monterrey 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 Monterrey? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Monterrey by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Monterrey Reports

What's it like to find a job in Monterrey? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Monterrey? Below are some of the reports from expats in Monterrey:
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Join our Mexico forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Mexico.

Living in Mexico GuideLiving in Mexico Guide

Our Living in Mexico Guide is an introduction to everything about the basics for moving to Mexico: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, and more.

Moving to MexicoMoving to Mexico Guide

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.

Best Places to Live in Mexico Best Places to Live in Mexico

Expats from the United States and Canada often choose to move to Mexico or retire there. Here are some of the locations that they recommend most to others considering living in Mexico.

Healthcare in MexicoHealthcare in Mexico

If you're moving to Mexico or an expat living in Mexico, understanding the Mexican healthcare system is essential. We offer an overview of the public and private healthcare systems in Mexico, health insurance for expats in Mexico, hospitals and prescription drugs.

Real Estate MexicoReal Estate in Mexico

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Mexico.

Pros Cons of Living in MexicoPros & Cons of Living in Mexico

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Mexico.

Visa and Residency MexicoMexico Visa & Residency Guide

If you plan to move to Mexico, you'll need to understand the process involved and the order in which requirements need to satisfied. Here is an excellent primer on what you'll need to do regardless of the amount of time you plan to spend in Mexico.

10 Tips for Living in Mexico10 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.

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