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Pros and Cons of Living in Lake Chapala

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 12, 2023

Summary: The pros of living in Lake Chapala, Mexico include the warm climate, the low cost of living, the friendly people, and the abundance of outdoor activities. The cons of living in Lake Chapala include the lack of modern amenities, the language barrier, and the limited access to healthcare.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Lake Chapala?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Lake Chapala responded:

"Expatriates and digital nomads living in Lake Chapala appreciate the area's warm climate, low cost of living, and friendly locals. They also enjoy the area's proximity to the beach, the vibrant cultural scene, and the abundance of outdoor activities. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the lack of reliable internet access and the language barrier to be challenging. Additionally, the area's limited public transportation can make it difficult to get around," explained one expat living in Lake Chapala.

"Very friendly expats. Very welcoming community. Mexicans are very warm. Restaurants are affordable, although somewhat limited in scope -- but that's getting better. Weather is incredible year-round. Crime, security, corruption is getting worse," said one expat in living in Lake Chapala, Mexico.

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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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