Last updated on Jul 11, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Puebla, Mexico: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What do I need to know about living in Puebla?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Puebla, they said:
"Expats considering retirement in Puebla should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, it's important to understand the cost of living, which is generally lower than in many Western countries, but can vary depending on lifestyle choices. Healthcare in Puebla is of a high standard, with many doctors and hospitals offering services at a fraction of the cost compared to the U.S. However, it's recommended to secure health insurance to cover any potential medical needs. Puebla is known for its rich history and culture, offering many opportunities for exploration and learning. However, it's important to note that Spanish is the primary language spoken, so learning the language can greatly enhance your experience. The climate in Puebla is generally mild, with warm summers and cool winters. However, it's worth noting that it can get quite cold at night due to its high altitude. Safety is a concern for many expats, and while Puebla is generally considered safe, it's always wise to take precautions and stay informed about local news and events. The process of obtaining a visa to live in Mexico can be complex, so it's recommended to seek advice from a legal professional or a trusted source. Finally, it's important to understand that adjusting to life in a new country can take time. It's recommended to visit Puebla several times before making the decision to retire there, to ensure it's the right fit for your retirement lifestyle," remarked one expat who made the move to Puebla.
What do I need to know before moving to Puebla?
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.