Expats in Mexico: Pros and Cons of Living in Mexico
By Joshua Wood, LPC
Expats in Mexico share some of the pros and cons of living in Mexico. Topics covered include where to live, the bureaucracy, the people and more. Expats in Mexico seem to all agree that you'll have to come down and explore the country to find the perfect place for you!
Learn what members have to say about living in Mexico.
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Mexico on our Mexico forum - meet people, get advice and help others.
An index of all of our site's Mexico information.
Help others in Mexico by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living 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.
Pros & 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.
Living in Mexico Guide 2022
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.
Cost 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 & 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 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.
i asked medicare if i could use my card in mexico. they told me that only inpatient is covered and only 80%. contact your local FBU at the u.s.embassy for more info. dont need an appt. unless u got some serious stuff u need info about.
Pro: Freedom. Personal freedom.
Con: Life in Chapala/Ajijic. Bored, salty, hard drinkers.
Pro: Spanish is to me a better language, easy to learn, sounds nice .. singsong.
Con: Roads are generally bad.
Many items are much more expensive. Buy something used and it's really used.
Mexicans are poor, two rungs above Cuba. The thieves are bold beyond belief.