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Pros and Cons of Living in Mexico City

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Maybe it Mexico City's rich history or its incredible number of museums (140+ reportedly). Or, is it the picture-perfect weather with temperatures in the mid 70s to low 80s year round? For most people, the pros list for Mexico City is long and the cons list is much shorter. What's not to like? Poverty, crime, traffic and pollution to name a few.

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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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