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Live as an expat on the ground in Mexico

by on Sep.02, 2012, under Mexico Vacations

Choosing to live as an expat in Mexico means going beyond the typical tourist concept of all-inclusive resorts in Cancun or Cabo San Lucas. While it is certainly true that you can be in English-speaking tourists who goes on vacation in one of the many Mexican resorts, there is a difference between being a tourist and visitor to Mexico and actually being an expat living on the ground.

One of the biggest myths about Mexico is that you have to have some sort of a visa to live here. The reality is that the Mexican government allows anyone from another country to stay for six months on the passport alone, so long as you have the income to provide for yourself. They don’t ask any questions, they simply let you in the front door and ask that you have a good time and spend your money wisely.

There are several different types of visas you can receive if you want to live in Mexico on a long-term basis. The pensioner visa is for individuals who are retired and have some form of pension coming in every single month from an official government source. Renters are those individuals who are freelancers who have some sort of online income coming in from the business. You can also establish a business in Mexico and receive a visa that way.

The cost of living is one of the primary reasons people choose to live in Mexico as expats, because you can have a nice middle-class lifestyle for around $10,000 per year, or you could have an upper-class lifestyle on around $20,000 per year. $50,000 a year will allow you to live like a rock star in Hollywood, with premium real estate on the beach and plenty of luxuries year round.

Unlike some countries which have very strict regulations and rules surrounding a way of life, Mexico is known for being one of the most laid-back destinations an expat can choose from. Drug use is completely decriminalized, tequila and ceviche are incredibly cheap, prostitution is completely legal and you have your choice of beaches, mountains or jungle to choose from.

Starting with an expat guidebook is a good idea, because more information is better than none at all.

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