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Expat Access to Public Healthcare Programs in Mexico

We receive many questions each month about expat access to public healthcare programs in Mexico. The good news is the government has promised its...
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How to Minimize ATM Fees in Mexico

Have you ever been surprised by high ATM fees? Well, you are not alone. Many expats in Mexico have local bank accounts, which usually...
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How Expat Friendly is Tulum?

Tulum is a well-traveled hotspot for vacationers in Mexico, but how expat friendly is Tulum? According to one of the top realtors in Tulum,...
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How to Care for a Pet in Mexico  

I often get questions from our readers about how to care for a pet in Mexico. Rather than give you the dry facts, I...
Jaguar at the Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo in Chiapas, Mexico

Is Chiapas and Its Handcrafts the Next Oaxaca?

Is Chiapas and its handcrafts the next Oaxaca? Well, Oaxaca is by far the best-known area in Mexico for its indigenous cultures, but Chiapas...
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Report Shows Expats in Mexico Love Working Remotely

The key focus of The Future of Working Abroad report – extracted from the Expat Insider 2021 Survey conducted earlier this year by Munich,...
Lake Zirahuén in Michoacán, Mexico

Living High in the Sky in Zirahuén, Mexico

Terry Baumgart grew up in Sacramento, California and loved the time she spent at her grandparent’s cabin at Lake Tahoe, surrounded by mountains and...
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Pharmacies and Medicines in Mexico

Pharmacies and medicines in Mexico have a very long history in this country. When the Spaniards arrived in Mexico in 1521 there was already...
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How to Open a Bank Account in Mexico  

Knowing how to open a bank account in Mexico is generally on the “to-do list” of new expats who choose this country as their...
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Recent Expat Blog Posts

During Dia de los Muertos Mexicans Celebrate the Dead

For those of you who do not live in Mexico, Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, may appear to be...

In Mexico Real Estate Sales Details Matter

You have just discovered that your address or name in the deed (escritura) does not match what is on your phone or electric bill....

INEGI Says There Are More Expats Living in Mexico

Less than eight months ago we reported that the expat population in Mexico was just over 1.1 million, based on the initial 2020 census...

The Home Building Process Is Different in Mexico

If you are looking for a place to buy in in this country, you should know that the home building process is different in...

Do I Really Need to Open an Escrow Account in Mexico?

Do I really need to open an escrow account in Mexico? That is a question we receive frequently. Here is what you need to...

How to Apologize in Mexico

To apologize is part of our everyday life. We do things without thinking, we make mistakes, or we forget important things. So, learning how...