What do I need to know before retiring in Saltillo?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Saltillo, they said...
"1. Before retiring in Saltillo, expats should make sure to research the Mexican visa requirements for their specific situation. 2. As a retiree, it is important to understand the current economic and political climate of the city to informed decisions about their new home. 3. Expats should consider the cost of living in Saltillo, as well as the availability of medical care, banking services, and other important resources before making a move. 4. It may also be helpful to learn some basic conversational Spanish as understanding the local language can facilitate a smoother transition into life abroad. 5. Researching the transportation options in Saltillo is also important as expats will need to determine the best way to travel around the city," commented one expat who made the move to Saltillo, Mexico.
"Get out, see the town. Clearly, learning Spanish makes getting out a lot easier, so learn Spanish (again, people here are pretty patient, so it's a great community to try perfecting one's broken Spanish). The downtown has a lot to offer, between the Alameda, Plaza de Armas, and various free/cheap museums. The Serape Museum is my favorite, and, as creepy as it sounds, the Bird Museum is pretty interesting (and in the summer, well worth spending 10 pesos for an hour or so in the air-conditioning). If your company is moving you, they'll probably suggest that you live in the way north side of the city--this is a nice area of town and may be advantageous as it seems that most expats live there. However, do consider the Republica neighborhood, downtown, and the south side of town. They're all great places to live, within walking distance of points of interest, and often a lot cheaper than the northern neighborhoods," remarked another expat in Saltillo, Mexico.
- What should I pack when moving to Saltillo?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Saltillo?
- Will I be able to find a job in Saltillo?
- What is life like in Saltillo?
- What do expats in Saltillo appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Saltillo?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Saltillo accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Saltillo like?
- What are healthcare services like in Saltillo?
- What are medical services in Saltillo like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Saltillo?
- What are emergency services like in Saltillo?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Saltillo?
- How are local medical facilities in Saltillo?
- As a foreigner living in Saltillo, 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?
What do I need to know before retiring in Saltillo?If you live in Saltillo, newcomers to Saltillo would love to hear your answer to this question.