Mexico City is a global megalopolis and offers a wide range of housing options for expats in both urban and suburban settings.
For expats, neighborhoods like La Condesa, Polanco, Coyoacan, Santa Fe and Napoles may be good choices. La Condesa, in particular, attracts people from all over the world who enjoy its cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs, but also its parks and proximity to Mexico City’s downtown area.
If you plan on renting an apartment, a one-bedroom unit in the city’s center is about US$480. A one-bedroom apartment outside of city center is about US$325. If you need more space, a three-bedroom apartment in Centro is nearly US$1,050. Outside of city center, a three-bedroom apartment usually rents for around US$590. These costs are averages and could be higher or lower, depending on the property rented.
In addition to selling homes, local real estate firms also list apartments, condos and houses for rent on their websites. You can also check for rentals on Craigslist Mexico City.
If you are looking for a house or a condo to purchase, you should know that Mexico City does not have a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for you to view all properties for sale. Your best bet will be to check the websites of major international real estate firms that operate in Mexico, such as Coldwell Banker, Century 21, RE/MAX and others. Realtor.com also has Mexico City listings online.