Last updated on Jul 11, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Morelia, Mexico: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What do I need to know about living in Morelia?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Morelia, they said:
"Expats considering retirement in Morelia, should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, it's important to understand that while the cost of living is generally lower than in many Western countries, the quality of life can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and budget. Morelia is a city rich in history and culture, with a vibrant arts scene and numerous festivals throughout the year. However, it's also a city with a significant amount of poverty, and crime can be an issue, particularly in certain areas. Healthcare in Morelia is generally good, with several high-quality hospitals and clinics. However, it's recommended that expats have comprehensive health insurance, as public healthcare can be limited and private healthcare can be expensive. The climate in Morelia is mild, with warm summers and cool winters. However, it can be quite rainy during the rainy season, which runs from June to October. Spanish is the official language in Morelia, and while some locals speak English, it's highly recommended that expats learn at least basic Spanish to help with day-to-day life. The process of buying property in Mexico can be complex, and it's recommended that expats seek legal advice before doing so. Renting is a popular option for many expats, and rental prices can be quite affordable. Finally, it's important to understand that while Morelia offers many conveniences of modern life, it's also a city with a slower pace of life. This can be a major adjustment for some expats, particularly those used to a fast-paced lifestyle," commented one expat who made the move to Morelia.
What do I need to know before moving to Morelia?
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.
- What should I pack when moving to Morelia?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Morelia?
- Will I be able to find a job in Morelia?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in Morelia appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Morelia?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Morelia accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Morelia like?
- How are healthcare services in Morelia?
- What are medical services in Morelia like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Morelia?
- What are emergency services like in Morelia?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Morelia?
- How are local medical facilities in Morelia?
- As a foreigner living in Morelia, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?