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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: People often describe Mexico City, Mexico as vibrant, bustling, and full of life. Expats love the city's culture, food, and people. The weather in Mexico City is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $500 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $700 USD per month. The population of Mexico City is estimated to be around 8.9 million people.

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What do I need to know about living in Mexico City?

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

"Look for the charm, enjoy the warmth of the people, travel in the country, visit traditional restaurants, visit museums, and enjoy having a unique life experience," remarked one expat living in Mexico City, Mexico.

"Expat retirees who plan to retire in Mexico City should ensure they understand and comply with all the immigration requirements, including obtaining a permanent residency status if they plan to stay for more than six months. Additionally, because Mexico City is a large, busy urban hub, research into the different neighbourhoods is recommended to find a desirable living environment. Knowing the local language is also very useful in order to communicate, so investing in language classes or hiring a tutor may be worthwhile. Expats should also familiarise themselves with the local customs, as this will not only make living in the country more harmonious, but also make the process of assimilation course smoother. Lastly, expats should be aware of their travel options around the city, from taxis and Ubers to buses and the underground metro system," wrote one member in Mexico City.

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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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