Living in Mexico guide for expats

All the information you need to relocate and live in Mexico.

Our selection of articles for expatriation in Mexico

The Working Holiday Visa for Mexico

Mexico is a destination that has something special for everyone — with its fabulous beaches, ancient ruins, enticing and ...

Accommodation in Mexico City

As you get better acquainted with Mexico City, you will start to gravitate towards certain types of renting opportunities ...

Buying property in Mexico City

People travel from all across the globe to reside in Latin America because of its cultural richness and usually relaxed ...

Studying in Mexico City

Being the Mexican capital, Mexico City has no shortage of quality universities. Walking around neighborhoods near the ...

Student life in Mexico City

Numerous students in Mexico City will acknowledge that it is a peaceful location, with plenty of space for them to live ...

Working in Mexico City

Mexico City is not just any place. As one of the biggest cities in the world, it has a strong and diverse economy to back it up ...

The labour market in Mexico City

As you might think, Mexico City is home to a number of firms, and office positions require a variety of foreign talents ...

Getting around Mexico City

Traffic congestion is a very big issue in Mexico City, as you would expect in a place with a population of over 12 million, but ...

Dating in Mexico

We can recognize an intrinsic spark of love in the Mexican culture, "la serenata." Remember that adorable scene where a ...

The healthcare system in Mexico

There are two types of hospitals in Mexico: public and private. Many public hospitals are free, but some can only serve those ...

Pregnancy in Mexico

Are you already living in Mexico or thinking about relocating and planning on extending your family? This article will ...

Health insurance in Mexico

Both Mexicans and foreign visitors highly regard Mexico's healthcare system. As a result, it attracts a large number of ...

Accidents and emergencies in Mexico

Being an expat in Mexico, you may be unsure how to handle an emergency, such as an accident or other tragedy. This page will ...

Childcare and education in Mexico

Many Mexicans' lives, young and old, revolve around family issues. Children are accepted on most social occasions, from large ...

Travelling around Mexico

One of the best parts about living in Mexico is being able to travel across the country. Mexico may appear small on a map, but it ...

About Mexico

According to the World Tourism Organization, Mexico was the 7th most visited country in 2018 and the most popular Latin American destination. Its official language is Spanish, but many other native languages are also spoken there.

Politics in Mexico

Mexico is a republic consisting of 32 states. Executive, legislative, and judiciary powers are divided between the federal, state, and municipal levels.

Economy in Mexico

According to the World Bank, Mexico's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) amounted to 1.2 trillion USD in 2018. The country offers various professional opportunities to students, workers, entrepreneurs, and investors thanks to a dynamic labour market. Moreover, economic forecasts for the country are highly positive.

Climate in Mexico

Mexico's climate is roughly divided into three types: the temperate altiplano (high mountain plateau) in the centre of the country, the tropical areas along the Pacific, Caribbean, and Gulf coasts, and the desert Northern area. Rainfall varies according to different seasons and geography. Most regions have a rainy season in late summer or fall that typically lasts a month. The coastal regions experience hurricanes from June to November. Snow occasionally falls in the deserts of the north and on the peaks of the large volcanoes scattered along the altiplano.

History and culture in Mexico

Mexico has a rich cultural and historical heritage influenced by the mixing of Spanish invaders and highly developed native populations. Two of the most important were the Aztecs whose capital was what is now Mexico City, and the Mayans who established their territory along the Yucatan Peninsula and the states of Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Tabasco, to Belice, Guatemala and Northern Honduras.

Mexico's War of Independence began in 1810, and it is widely celebrated in Mexico on September 16th. One hundred years later in 1910, the Revolution swept across the country, culminating in the march in Mexico City by two important generals: Emiliano Zapata from the south and Pancho Villa from the north.

Today, Mexican culture is manifested in the importance of the family, a rich culinary tradition, distinctive musical styles, and unique holidays such as the Day of the Dead, when Mexicans honour their deceased relatives by decorating their graves and placing a shrine in their homes full of food, flowers, and photographs.

Useful links:

Magic Towns in Mexico
Visit Mexico webpage
Mexico Desconocido webpage (in Spanish)
The Day of the Dead

Quick Information

Capital : Mexico City
Official Languages : Spanish; Castilian
Currency : Peso
Area : 1972550 Km2
Population : 112468855
Calling Code : +52

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