Mexico is a popular expat destination. The people there are friendly and welcoming to foreigners .

CURRENCY CONVERSION:
0.051 United States Dollar

GDP PER CAPITAL:
Mexico: 1220.00 USD Billion

INFLATION RATE:
Mexico: 4.41%

TIMEZONE:
Mexico: 08:52 (GMT-6)

CLIMATE:
The climate of Mexico varies according to altitude. The low-lying coastal areas are typically tropical, hot and humid whilst the weather in Mexico city is much more moderate.

MAIN LANGUAGES:
Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, although English is spoken

MAIN RELIGION:
Catholic Christianity is the dominant religion in Mexico.

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Cities of Mexico

Cost of living

The cost of living in Mexico is cheap, which means that many expats living here can enjoy a lavish lifestyle.

MEXICO

Meal

Expensive restaurants

21.14€

Rent per month

3 bedrooms in city center

560.51€

Utilities

Basic (electricity, heating…)

33.12€

CUSTOM PROFILE

 

You need the“M” type visa

because you are a US citizen

To apply, you need these documents:

 

  • - Summary of the employment contract
  • - Summary of the employment contract
  • - Summary of the employment contract
  • - Summary of the employment contract
  • - Summary of the employment contract

Visa information

There are two categories that determine whether a visitor needs a visa: free nationalities, which only need to fill in a form at the port of entry, and restricted nationalities, which need to obtain a visa before travelling to Mexico. Visitor's Visa is valid for stays of up to 180 days as a tourist or business visitor. The Temporary Resident Visa lets expats stay in Mexico for one year and continually reapply for one-year extensions. This is the most common visa for expats employed in Mexico.

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News about Mexico

Renting property

Renting a property in Mexico is fairly straight forward, and the details will likely be arranged by yourself and your agent or with the landlord directly. You can find properties online, through an agent or simply by spotting a ‘to let’ sign. You’ll find a mix of properties in Mexico with places offered furnished or unfurnished. Unfurnished is a cheaper option - but it’s worth checking with the property owner or agent what condition the property will be in when you take it on.

Healthcare

In Mexico, both public and private healthcare plans come with their own doctors, pharmacies, physicians and health care centers. All these operate independently, and people are generally only able to use health services within their network. The private healthcare system is the best in Mexico, but it’s also the most expensive. Care in such a system is paid using health insurance services.

Best hospitals and clinics

Safety

There are areas that should be avoided and / or take precautions in most of Mexico. The areas where there is a lot of tourism and expatriates are safe.

Violent Crimes

First-degree crimes per 100,000 residents annually

South America average

Mexico

56

Property Crimes

Second-degree crimes per 100,000 residents annually

South America average

Mexico

58

Education

Mexico has many international schools in the main cities. Due to low standards and sometimes language barriers in public schools, most expats choose these colleges.

Best schools and universities

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