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Expat Guide to Living in Mexico City

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

Living in Mexico City

Expats talk about the best places to live in Mexico City, living near work to avoid hours of traffic every day, crime in Mexico City, international schools and much more.

Is Mexico City Safe?

Is Mexico City Safe? What are the safest neighborhoods in Mexico City? Expats answer these questions and offer tips (based upon first-hand experience) for avoiding being the victim of a crime.

International Schools in Mexico City

If you're moving to Mexico City with kids, international schools are probably a top priority. Here's a list of some of the most well-known international schools and bilingual schools in Mexico City.

7 Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City

Mexico City's neighborhoods are as varied as its wonderful people. Find out what expat consider the 7 best neighborhoods in Mexico City.

Culture Shock in Mexico City, Mexico

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.

Culture Shock in Mexico City, Mexico

Dive into the culture. Just go ahead and feast on the country's native food, see the country's movies, and visit ALL the sites. Even dress with the traditional clothes once in a while, just to really get into it.

Living in Mexico City, Mexico

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.

More Culture Shock Reports for Mexico City

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Mexico City handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Mexico City:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Mexico City Reports

What are people's priorities in Mexico City - 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 Mexico City:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Mexico City Reports

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

Dream vs. Reality Report

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

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

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Mexico City Reports

What's it like to find a job in Mexico City? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Mexico City? Below are some of the reports from expats in Mexico City:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
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One couple traveled throughout Mexico in search of the perfect place to live - a city with beauty, easy of living and affordability. Tequisquiapan was the answer!

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15-Expats-Talk-About-Life-in-Mexico15 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-ReviewBook 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-MexicoCrime 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...

Expat-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.

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-Lake-ChapalaAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Lake Chapala, Mexico

A retiree who has lived all over the world as a house sitter, talks about packing up and making the permanent move to Lake Chapala, Mexico. She had been there many times before and is thrilled she finally made the move - she appreciates the lower cost of living, expat community, close proximity to Guadalajara.

A retiree who has lived all over the world as a house sitter, talks about packing up and making the permanent move to Lake Chapala, Mexico. She had been there many times before and is thrilled she fi...

Moving-To-Poza-RicaAn Expat Talks about Moving to Poza Rica, Mexico

An expat talks about what it's like living in a city in Mexico that's not popular among expats. While the cost of living was extremely low, he advises others to choose cities with a more expats.

An expat talks about what it's like living in a city in Mexico that's not popular among expats. While the cost of living was extremely low, he advises others to choose cities with a more expats. ...

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