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.
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? 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.
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.
Mexico City's neighborhoods are as varied as its wonderful people. Find out what expat consider the 7 best neighborhoods in Mexico City.
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.
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.
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
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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 Moving 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:
Reviews of Schools in Mexico City
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Mexico City. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Mexico City:
Submit an International School Review
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
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