Moving To Mexico
Are you planning on moving to Mexico? The country is a popular expat destination, especially for the retired. There are many retired communities along the coasts, where older expats group together.
Mexico has a thriving manufacturing and industrial centre which will attract many expats looking for employment. Crime and violence can be an issue, especially in the large cities, but this is rarely directed at foreigners and crime is much less of an issue in the beach side retirement settlements and holiday resorts.
Accommodation if you are thinking of moving to Mexico
There is a wide choice of property available in Mexico; most expats choose to rent an apartment, house or in condominiums. Buying property in Mexico is becoming far more popular with expats, due mostly to low property prices.
The whole purchasing process is very easy with a minimum of red tape. It is advisable to enlist the services of a real estate lawyer to oversee the transaction, especially for anyone who does not speak Spanish.
It would be wise to make sure the lawyer is properly qualifies with a license to practice and always ask to see their cédula professional before asking them to act for you.
The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.point2homes.com
Schools if moving to Mexico
Sadly, the standard of education in Mexican public schools is low with a high drop out rate. This is because many local children need to work to help their families, especially in more rural areas.
Most expats choose to educate their children in international schools and these are mostly concentrated in the main cities, such as Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara.
Help to select a school can be found at: http://www.expat-quotes.com
Local Information if moving to Mexico
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com
Travel if moving to Mexico
Public transport in Mexico is affordable and very efficient. However, a good level of Spanish will certainly help with navigating the system. The country has one of the best bus networks in the world, these are easy to use, quick and a luxurious way to travel across country.
There are many domestic airports in Mexico and since the country is large, this is often the best way to travel long distances.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Mexico
The official currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso, commonly referred to simply as the peso. One peso can be divided into 100 centavos.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing.
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