Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In

10 Best Places to Live in Mexico 2021

By Joshua Wood, LPC

International Relocation Guide
International Relocation Guide

Summary: 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.

Expat Mexico - 10 Best Places to Live in Mexico 2021

Please login to continue reading this article.

Not a member? Join Today (it's free).

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


William Russell Health InsuranceExpat Health Insurance

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
GET A QUOTE

William Russell Health InsuranceExpat Health Insurance

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
GET A QUOTE

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.

Healthcare-in-MexicoHealthcare in Mexico

If you're moving to Mexico or an expat living in Mexico, understanding the Mexican healthcare system is essential. We offer an overview of the public and private healthcare systems in Mexico, health insurance for expats.in Mexico, hospitals and prescription drugs.

Banking-Tips-for-Expats-in-MexicoBanking Tips for Expats in Mexico

Expats in Mexico face the challenge of successfully managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with settling on the right expat financial services. Here are some tips from expats.already living in Mexico based on their actual experiences with banks there.

Pros-and-Cons-of-Living-in-MexicoPros and Cons of Living in Mexico

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!

8-Things-to-Know-Before-You-Move-to-Mexico8 Things to Know Before You Move to Mexico

Expats in Mexico share important tips for people preparing to move to Mexico. From banking in Mexico to finding a safe city, read these 8 tips before moving to Mexico.

International Relocation Guide
International Relocation Guide

International Relocation Guide
International Relocation Guide

Comments

guest
Feb 18, 2019 18:45

Living on Pacific side have ++ and --, we visit the area some from QRoo. Love the Guanajuato/SMA area. So many great areas in MX. Take your time, Airbnb an area u r interested in for at least a month. Be very aware of hot/humid mos, good time to go back to US to visit or travel in central MX. Mexico is retirement heaven.

guest
Apr 8, 2019 14:59

Great overview of places to live in MX, with 1 exception, Merida. A beautiful colonial city to visit not live. For 7 mos a yr the heat + humidity are brutal. I've known a few that could not take the heat as they aged. Perhaps 2 exceptions PV, also has a hot-hot- hotter season not quite as bad as Merida. But the crowds, traffic and congestion are ridiculous. Whatever your choice, visit several areas, several times of year, hook up with other ex-pats, rent for at least a year before u buy anything. Airbnb is a great help visiting many areas, Mexico is a beautiful country, especially in the mountains around Guadalajara, SMA + Guanajuato (my fav).

grapenut
Aug 13, 2019 16:32

I LIVE IN CIUDAD JUAREZ. IVE BEEN HERE SINCE 08/2017. NO VISA, NO FMM CARD, JUST MY PASSPORT. I AM MARRIED TO A MEXICAN NATIONAL.. MY SON LIVES HERE TOO. HE IS MARRIED TO A MEXICAn national too. he has been here 6 years, drives uber in el paso but lives ,in juarez as I do to. because of close proximity to EL PASO, AND all the Texans visiting on the weekends, border check is real lax for americans. like a swinging door lax.. best place to live actually. friendliest people(many speak am English) lots of federales because of the holed up cartels who come out at night to rob/kill americaNS AND RIVAL DRUG GANGS.. SO STAY AT HOME AT NIGHT. FOOD, ACCOMIDATIONS, CINES, MALLS, COMPETITIVE WITH THOSE ACROSS THE BORDER.; VERY MODERN. CHEAPER TOO... STAY AWAY FROM BEACH TOWNS AND EXPAT HAVENS. CARTELS PREY ON AMERICANS THERE. CHECK OUT STATE DEPT FORBIDDEN PLACES TO VISIT/LIVE. THERES LOTS ON THEIR BOARD.. JUAREZ NOT ON LIST. OVER 100000 TEXANS VISIT JUAREZ EACH WEEKEND. SAFE PLACE TO BE. VERA CRUZ, CANCUN, ALCAPOLCO ANY BEACH TOWN, CARTELS CONTROL THE NIGHTS . BEWARE. BE SAFE. COME TO JUAREZ!

barquentine
Aug 31, 2020 12:16

And nobody thinks my city, Monterrey, is worth a mention? It's way better than some of the locations mentioned. Health care for a start: world class. Top tier universities. Only two hours drive from the US border. Nice countryside (to the south), great for hiking, trail bikes, and so on. Not at a horrible altitude (those high destinations can have you on oxygen in your old age or force you to move).

LeslieAnn
Feb 19, 2021 14:04

Wonderful article, wondering about living in Bucerias perhaps 3-6 months a year. Where would be a good place to rent?

William Russell Health InsuranceExpat Health Insurance

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
GET A QUOTE

William Russell Health InsuranceExpat Health Insurance

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
GET A QUOTE

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.

9-Important-Tips-about-Healthcare-for-Expats-in-Mexico9 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in Mexico

Expats living in Mexico discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in Mexico.

9-Best-Places-to-Live-on-Mexicos-Pacific-Coast9 Best Places to Live on Mexico's Pacific Coast

We've compiled a list of the 9 best places to live on the Pacific Coast of Mexico based upon expats. recommendations and security information from the US State Department. From Ensenada in Baja Norte all the way down to Puerto Escondido, these cities and towns boast beautiful beaches, warm weather and more.

5-Best-Places-to-Live-in-Mexico5 Best Places to Live in Mexico

Mexico's lower cost of living, beautiful weather and warm, welcoming culture are a big draw for people looking to live abroad. However, Mexico's ever changing security situation impacts where expats.choose to move. Here are 5 of the best places to live in Mexico based upon recent expat reviews.

Copyright 1997-2022 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal