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Expat Insight: Mexico City, Mexico

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Summary: Considering a move to Mexico City? One expat offers insight into expat life in Mexico City.

Expat Insight - Mexico City, Mexico

How long have you lived there?

1 year

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

If you are working here, start with work colleagues. An organization called MEXPAT also hosts monthly events for expats here.

In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Yes.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Mostly corporate headquarters, all major international companies have offices here. Having a network and connections is very important. It is often that one will get a call from a friend who knows about a position at his or her company and will "invite" you to apply.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Be aware, be safe. Learn the language and adapt. Don't expect the same efficient service you get in the US. Enjoy it.

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First Published: Sep 13, 2009

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