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Moving to Puebla, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 06, 2023

Summary: Moving to Puebla, Mexico: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Puebla.

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What do I need to know before moving to Puebla?

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

"Puebla is the fourth largest city in Mexico and is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine. Before moving to Puebla, expats should be aware that while English is spoken in some areas, Spanish is the primary language and learning it will make daily life much easier. The cost of living in Puebla is relatively low compared to many Western countries, but it's important to budget for unexpected expenses. Puebla has a temperate subtropical highland climate, which means it has mild temperatures year-round, but can get chilly in the winter months. The city is located at a high altitude, so it may take some time to adjust to the thinner air. Healthcare in Puebla is generally good, with both public and private options available, but it's recommended to have health insurance. Public transportation in Puebla is widely available and affordable, but can be crowded during peak hours. Driving in Puebla can be challenging due to heavy traffic and different driving customs, so many expats choose to use taxis or ride-sharing services. Puebla is generally safe, but like any large city, it has areas that are best avoided and it's important to take common-sense precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Puebla has a vibrant food scene, with a wide variety of restaurants and street food stalls offering local and international cuisine. The city is particularly known for its mole poblano, a rich and complex sauce that is a staple of Mexican cuisine. Puebla also has a thriving arts scene, with numerous museums, galleries, and theaters. It's important to understand the local customs and etiquette in Puebla. Mexicans are generally warm and friendly, but they also value respect and politeness. It's customary to greet people with a handshake, and when visiting someone's home, it's polite to bring a small gift. Finally, it's important to be patient and flexible, as things in Mexico often don't run on a strict schedule," said one expat in Puebla.

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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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