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10 Tips for Living in Mexico

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Learn what members have to say about living in Mexico.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Mexico on our Mexico forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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An index of all of our site's Mexico information.

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Comments

profwo
Dec 19, 2013 10:12

Singularly the most informative article I've read. Succinct with excellent links. George

guest
Apr 21, 2017 11:42

HI; Good information. How do I find out about shipping some household goods. Who is a reliable mover that is affordable thanks

rbeckerchi
Aug 26, 2018 12:40

As of September 2018; can ANYONE who has lived in Mexico for at least 3 years or more (preferably), actually tell me what are the top 3 SAFEST places for an American to retire in Mexico and why?? I see there is A LOT of bad press about Mexico but I REALLY want to know what is fact vs fiction. Thanks

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Mexico GuideMexico Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Mexico.

Mexico Forum Mexico Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Mexico on our Mexico forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Mexico Index Mexico Index
An index of all of our site's Mexico information.

Contribute to Mexico Network Contribute
Help others in Mexico by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Mexico.

Expat Healthcare Advice in MexicoHealthcare & Health Insurance in Mexico

Expats in Mexico offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Mexico.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in MexicoMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Mexico

Expats in Mexico offer advice about healthcare in Mexico.

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

Mexico is increasing in popularity among expats, snowbirds, digital nomads and retirees in 2022. Learn about the 12 Best Places to Live in Mexico in 2022 according to people already living there.

Real Estate in MexicoReal Estate in Mexico

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Mexico.

Guide to Real Estate in MexicoGuide to Real Estate in Mexico

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Mexico.

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

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

Cost of Living in MexicoCost of Living in Mexico

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Mexico.

Cost-of-Living-in-MexicoCost of Living in Mexico

The cost of living in Mexico is one of the first topics considered by expats.exploring the idea of moving there. Here's an idea of what your expenses will be if you choose to one of the expat hotspots in Mexico.

Mexico-Visa--ResidencyMexico Visa & Residency

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.

Is-Mexico-City-SafeIs 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.

10-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Mexico-202110 Best Places to Live in Mexico 2021

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.

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