Last updated on Apr 22, 2023
Summary: People describe Saltillo, Mexico as a vibrant city with a rich culture and a friendly atmosphere. Expats love the city's relaxed pace of life, its proximity to the US border, and its affordable cost of living. The weather in Saltillo is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is relatively low, with a one bedroom apartment costing around $400 USD per month and a two bedroom apartment costing around $500 USD per month. The cost of food, transportation, and other necessities is also quite affordable. The approximate population of Saltillo is 810,000 people.
What do I need to know about living in Saltillo?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Saltillo, they said:
"1. Before retiring in Saltillo, expats should make sure to research the Mexican visa requirements for their specific situation. 2. As a retiree, it is important to understand the current economic and political climate of the city to informed decisions about their new home. 3. Expats should consider the cost of living in Saltillo, as well as the availability of medical care, banking services, and other important resources before making a move. 4. It may also be helpful to learn some basic conversational Spanish as understanding the local language can facilitate a smoother transition into life abroad. 5. Researching the transportation options in Saltillo is also important as expats will need to determine the best way to travel around the city," wrote a member in Saltillo.
"Get out, see the town. Clearly, learning Spanish makes getting out a lot easier, so learn Spanish (again, people here are pretty patient, so it's a great community to try perfecting one's broken Spanish). The downtown has a lot to offer, between the Alameda, Plaza de Armas, and various free/cheap museums. The Serape Museum is my favorite, and, as creepy as it sounds, the Bird Museum is pretty interesting (and in the summer, well worth spending 10 pesos for an hour or so in the air-conditioning). If your company is moving you, they'll probably suggest that you live in the way north side of the city--this is a nice area of town and may be advantageous as it seems that most expats live there. However, do consider the Republica neighborhood, downtown, and the south side of town. They're all great places to live, within walking distance of points of interest, and often a lot cheaper than the northern neighborhoods," commented one expat who made the move to Saltillo.
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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.
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