Moving to Mexico City
Last updated on May 04, 2023
Summary: Expatriates move to Mexico City, Mexico for a variety of reasons, including its vibrant culture, diverse cuisine, and affordable cost of living. The city is also known for its rich history, vibrant art scene, and vibrant nightlife. Additionally, Mexico City is home to a large expat community, making it easy for newcomers to make friends and find support. With its temperate climate, Mexico City is an ideal destination for those looking to escape the cold winters of the northern hemisphere.
What do I need to know before moving to Mexico City?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Mexico City, they said:
"Mexico City is a vibrant and exciting place to live, but expats should prepare themselves for living in a lower-cost of living than other popular expat destinations. Familiarizing yourself with the local language (Spanish) and culture is essential for a smooth transition to expat life. It's important to research the different neighbourhoods and understand the security situation so you can find the safest place to live. In addition, it's essential to look into reliable banking and medical resources to ensure you're well taken care of for the entirety of your stay. Additionally, it's wise to build a social circle of other expats to provide support and advice throughout your relocation," replied a member in Mexico City.
"If you are lucky enough to have your company pay for a Relocation company you wont have any problems since they know very well were you should live. But if this is not the case, I recommend you get advice from someone in your company to recommend areas close to work that meet your budget. Once you know the names of the areas you can then serach on the local newspapers for apartments," commented one expat who made the move to Mexico City.
How do I find a place to live in Mexico City?
About the Author
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.
- What should I pack when moving to Mexico City?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Mexico City?
- Will I be able to find a job in Mexico City?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in Mexico City appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Mexico City?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Mexico City accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Mexico City like?
- How are healthcare services in Mexico City?
- What are medical services in Mexico City like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Mexico City?
- What are emergency services like in Mexico City?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Mexico City?
- How are local medical facilities in Mexico City?
- As a foreigner living in Mexico City, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?