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Moving to Guanajuato, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 06, 2023

Summary: Expats move to Guanajuato, Mexico for its vibrant culture, stunning colonial architecture, and friendly locals. The city is known for its lively festivals, colorful markets, and delicious cuisine. Guanajuato is also a great place to learn Spanish, as the locals are known for speaking the language with a distinct accent. Additionally, the cost of living in Guanajuato is much lower than in other parts of Mexico, making it an attractive destination for expats looking to stretch their budget.

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What do I need to know before moving to Guanajuato?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Guanajuato, they said:

"Guanajuato is a beautiful colonial city with a rich cultural heritage, offering an exciting and unique lifestyle for expats. It is important to research the cost of living before making your move and to familiarize yourself with local customs and regulations to ensure a smooth transition. Guanajuato has a vibrant nightlife and an array of outdoor activities for year-round enjoyment. Additionally, expats should plan to acquire a Mexican national ID card and residency visa to remain in the country legally. Finally, learning Spanish or some basic phrases will make life easier when communicating with locals," remarked one expat who made the move to Guanajuato.

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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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