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Pros and Cons of Living in Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 10, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Mexico include the warm climate, the vibrant culture, the delicious cuisine, and the friendly people. Additionally, the cost of living is generally lower than in other countries, making it an attractive option for those looking to stretch their budget. On the other hand, the cons of living in Mexico include the high crime rate in some areas, the lack of reliable public transportation, and the language barrier for those who don't speak Spanish. Additionally, the healthcare system is not as advanced as in other countries, and the infrastructure is often lacking.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Mexico?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Mexico responded:

"The high humidity produces the famed "city of flowers" of which the state capital Xalapa, 4 miles away, boasts but also leads to a runny nose. I have found work-arounds and would not trade the beauty of the natural world for anything. It's hard to see children begging. Street repair is ignored. Traffic is heavy at high-use times. Adjusting has been remarkably easy," said one expat in living in Coatepec, Mexico.

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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.

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