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Our New Survey Aims to Discover What People Think About Moving to Mexico

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For the past two years we have surveyed our Expats In Mexico readers to learn more about why you moved to Mexico and what life is like for you here. This year, in recognition that 80 percent of our readers live in other countries but are highly interested in moving to Mexico, our new survey aims to discover what people think about moving to Mexico.

No matter where in the world you live, we would love for you to participate if you are considering moving to Mexico at some time in the future. The survey consists of 18 questions ranging from where you live to how soon you will move to where you are likely to move. All of the questions are multiple choice, so you should be done in less than five minutes. Click on this link to get started: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3LDCPKT

If you have any questions about the survey or have a problem linking to it, please contact me right away at info@expatsinmexico.com.

Why do we conduct these surveys each January? We recognize that your interest in Expats In Mexico depends mainly upon the relevance of our content to your needs and wants. Simply put, the more we understand who you are and what you want, the better our articles, blogs and other information will be in delivering a satisfying reader experience for you.

Our first annual survey of expats living in Mexico in January 2017 found, for example, that 24 percent chose climate as their number one reason for moving to Mexico, followed closely by lifestyle at 20 percent and local community 15 percent. One year later, the same question had very different results. In 2018, 27 percent said retirement was the main reason for moving to Mexico, followed by 21 percent who claimed climate as their motivation and 19 percent who named lifestyle change as their reason.

This year, we’ll be asking aspiring expats who take the survey the same question to determine if there are any differences between the views of expats living in Mexico and those who want to make Mexico their new home. Understanding the differences will help greatly in shaping content for both audiences.

Muchas gracias!


  1. I think the survey would give better data if multiple answers could be given. For my wife and I, there isn’t one overriding answer for why we are choosing Mexico. It’s a fairly even split among the culture, cost of living, and climate.


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