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La Paz, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 11, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in La Paz, Mexico: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in La Paz?

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

"Before retiring in La Paz, expats should know that the cost of living is generally lower than in the U.S. or Canada, but it can vary depending on lifestyle choices. It's important to understand that while many locals speak English, learning Spanish can greatly enhance your experience and make daily life easier. Healthcare in Mexico is generally good and less expensive than in the U.S., but it's recommended to have a health insurance plan that covers you internationally. La Paz has a warm climate year-round, with temperatures rarely dropping below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, so it's important to be prepared for this if you're used to a cooler climate. The city is generally safe, but like anywhere, it's important to take precautions, especially when it comes to protecting your personal belongings. Expats should also be aware that the pace of life in La Paz is slower than in many North American cities, which can be a big adjustment. It's also important to understand the visa requirements for living in Mexico long-term. A temporary resident visa is typically valid for one year and can be renewed for three more years, after which you can apply for permanent residency. Finally, it's recommended to spend some time in La Paz before deciding to retire there, to ensure it's a good fit for your lifestyle and preferences," commented one expat who made the move to La Paz.

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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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