Living in Mexico guide

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Our selection of articles for expatriation in Mexico

Post COVID-19 changes in Mexico

Mexico is one of the world's most affected countries by the COVID-19 crisis, with a growing number of cases every day. If ...

The healthcare system in Mexico

There are two types of hospitals in Mexico: public and private. Many public hospitals are free, however some can only service ...

Accommodation in Mexico

If you are moving to Mexico for a long-term stay, it is important to take your time and find a place that you really like. So ...

Accommodation in San Miguel de Allende

Every year San Miguel de Allende attracts thousands of tourists, expatriates, professionals, retired senior citizens, students ...

Accommodation in Cancun

Like in other parts of Mexico, the best way to find accommodation in Cancun is by searching for one while you’re in the ...

Accommodation in Jalisco

Jalisco is the seventh largest state in Mexico and the fourth most populous. It has a lot to offer expatriates, including ...

Working in Mexico

Moving to a foreign country not only involves adapting to a different culture but to a whole new lifestyle. It also means that ...

Working in San Miguel de Allende

Located in the centre of Mexico, San Miguel de Allende is a small city with a rich artistic, cultural, and historical heritage ...

Working in Cancun

Cancun and surrounding areas are popular destinations for both tourists and expatriates alike. Cancun is the largest city in the ...

Working in Jalisco

The Mexican state of Jalisco has vast cultural, historical, and economic importance. It is the land of tequila, mariachi and ...

Starting a business in Mexico

Setting up a business in Mexico is no simple task. It involves a lot of paperwork and bureaucracy, which means applying for ...

Working in Mexico as a digital nomad

Lying between the United States of America, Guatemala, and Belize, Mexico is a country with the reputation of being like an ...

Childcare and education in Mexico

The lives of many Mexicans, young and old, revolve around themes of family. Children are welcome in most social situations, from ...

The Mexican lifestyle

Fiesta, mañanitas, music, friendliness, food, peace and tranquillity... This is what life is all about in Mexico besides ...

Relocating to Mexico

Are you planning on moving to Mexico? The most important first step is to spend some time in the country prior to making the ...

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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