8 things to know before moving to Mexico



We discuss 8 things you should consider before moving to Mexico. Things you need to know before moving to Mexico.

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  1. We live in Merida with major heat and our split a/c's are terrific because with many rooms we only need to use the ones that you spend time in. No need to ac the whole house when you don't use the extra bedrooms all the time and central air wouldn't be as good for us. Thanks for your video, nice job.

  2. I really feel better ( normal) after listening to this conversation about leaving people behind… My second really "LONG Vacation" in Mexico, of over 4 months, I was SURPRISED I didn't feel guilty about missing Christmas and birthdays with family…. I felt physically and mentally so MUCH BETTER than I knew I would if I had stayed home in the COLD!!! And like you said there is facetime and computers… so communication is QUICK! THANKS SO MUCH!!!

  3. We tried Mercado Libre numerous times before we figured out we had to use a Mexican card or make a trip to Oxxo to buy from them.

  4. LOL HA HAHA THAT_S ANOTHER FLAWS… YES THATS THE REASSON THE PRESIDENT NOW AMLO WANTS TO PUSH FOR EGERGY REFORM.. AS YOU SAW OR HEARED OR READED SOMEWHERE HE , AQCUARED THE REFINERY DEER PARK IN TEXAS ,, CAUSE HE WANTS MEXICO TO EXTRACT OIL AND REFINE OUR OWN OIL,, CAUSE WE EXTRACT WE SALE THAT OIL BUT, THEM AFTER WE HAVE TO BUY REFINE FUELS AND THE COAST IS VERY VERY EXPENSIVE.. SO,, NOW WE HAVE DEER PARK REFINERY AND HE PUT TWO MORE REFINERY TO WORK SO, ALL THE FUELS WE NEED TO HAVE ENRGY CLEANER ANDBE AUTO SUFICIENT AND THAT MATTER SO WILL BE MORE COMPETITIVENESS,,,AND REACTION WILL BE LOWER COAST OF GAS LOWER COAST FO ELECTRECTICITY… WE ARE GETTING THERE SLOWLY BUT SURELY.. THANK YOU

  5. WE DONT ,, DONT GET YOU WRONG,,, BELIEVE ME.. WE DONT, IS JUST TO FRUSTRATING AND TIRING,, TRYING TO MADE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, POLITICS .. WE DONT WANT TO BECAME CLOSE TO BE AS EE UU,,,WE JUST DONT HAVE A CHOICE,, EITHER WE FALLOW OR ELSE.. YOU SANCTIONS BLCOKAGE,, ANYWAY ENOUGH,,, OF THAT.. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW LOVE THE WAY YOU RESPECTFULLY DESCRIBE MEXICO AS A NO BAD COUNTRY TO MOVE INN… AND AS YOU KNOW MEXICO AND MEXICANS WE LOVE YOU.. KEEP SAFE HAPPY 2022

  6. Great conversation. We do not have children but many friends that we will be leaving soon. We have purchased in the El Tezal area near Cabo. I suppose they will be visiting often. 🙂

  7. Good points! I've found it interesting that with all the verification that is needed to open an account, pay for something, etc., that we can still get mail to our address with someone else's name; one time we couldn't get cable service until someone we didn't know had paid their bill–because they used our address –how could they get a receipt with their name on it if they never lived there?? And in a lot of cases there is no such thing as "customer service". They have a long way to go with automation and appointments (keeping them!). As for the A/C–besides the basic fact that a lot of people feel cold all the time and don't want A/C, the electric system is done on a level system–the more you use, the more you get charged and bumped up to the more expensive level. Having central air, would require some pre-planning to run lines in the concrete and have access if needed and it's expensive. A lot of homes don't use architects–many families build their own and you'll see plumbing and other lines running up the sides of the walls outside for access or else they'd have to break open concrete, etc. Mail–I test the system every year and I've found it interesting that things don't often arrive to my home until I've emailed the postmaster about where it could possibly be 🙂 but usually takes 6 weeks to 2 months. One of the best things though with MX is in the relationships you develop–Mexicans will teach you to live the experience and don't worry about the things that stress you–there is always manana! Don't expect things to be the same. Thanks for sharing your experience in an informative video.

  8. Stumbled on your channel. Considering a move. Great info to know. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Agree with you the hardest part is leaving family, but I have full support of my children, both in their 30's too. In the age of FB and such, we can keep in contact. Close proximity of to an International airport is important, to make trips home for visits.

  10. Awesome discussion – thank you so much both. We enjoyed it a lot and learned several things we didn't know.

  11. The point pertaining to animals.. This just breaks my heart so much to see….I love animals more than people, so any animal not well taken care of hurts me terribly.. In fact, I lose sleep over it and think about it over and over.. I just couldn't bare to live somewhere that treats animals horribly. I was in Estonia a few months back.. There they treat the animals with so much respect.. Presently, I'm in Portugal and I must say, that overall, the animals are well taken care of.. Certainly not quite to the level in Northern Europe, but certainly far better than places I 've been to in South America and Asia.. Now, of course, it's a generalization because I'm sure that there are many good pet owner all over the world, but still..Gandhi was said something like "the most civilized cultures treat their animals the best." I could not agree more!

  12. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on family. My husband and I want to live in Mexico badly, but I’m concerned about not seeing the kids often.
    No central A/C is something that I like about Mexico. It is more environmentally friendly. Growing up in Mexico, when I was cold I would go seat outside on the patio and warm up in the sun 🙂
    We ended up buying a house in Cozumel. We can pay the electric bill and property tax online, just not the water bill. Central Mexico is a bit different, most things are still done in person.
    I enjoyed your video!

  13. Hello, all good points, and most of them I sort of knew about. The one that's the most challenging to me is the animal situation. I am an animal lover and communicator. Animals have master unconditional love and that is one of the reasons they are in our lives to help us with that. I am also a member of the Animal Communication Collective which offers animal rescues and welfare groups the opportunity to do online fundraiser events throughout the world. Once I settled in there, I will be looking into what animal rescues are there in SLP. Also, I love hearing about the friendliness of the Mexican people and it is so heartwarming to hear about your neighbor offering to go to the Pharmacy. I look forward to that, and learning more about Mexican culture. Many thanks for your helpful videos.

  14. Well… the bureaucratie is NOT only a mexican thing… in Germany takes forever to get things done. And there is a lot paperwork for EVERYTHING!!
    Is just the 2nd WW mentality..
    It has NOTHING to do with an american system, you guys have everything INSTANT, in Germany EVERY single thing takes AGES and you need a lot a lot of paperwork !!!!!
    I mean, everything is digital but at the end, is just like things were 80 years ago.
    😝😜😝😜😝😜😝😜

    Blessings from Hamburg Germany

  15. So even in peak summer you guys feel okay without AC? Also do you plan on staying in SLP long term?
    But you are right about overall friendliness of people. Here in the States if youre out walking and come across another person they purposely look down or get on their phone rather than say hello to you. That's just sad. It's not like that in Mexico. Well not as bad at least

  16. All good points you made for people considering moving to Mexico.

    Lucky for me my family prefers to come to Mexico to visit my Wife and I, it's like a tropical vacation for them.

  17. Might want to get him camera ready 1st?! Also, do you speak Spanish? I have a feeling that would help you considerably with government officials. Thanks

  18. If you retire in Mexico are you free from having conversations about American politics with other expats?

  19. Hello… This was such an incredibly mindful, intimate, calming and informative video. Thank you! It's SO refreshing to enjoy just Marc and Paulette alone again. (Honestly, at times, I find the other extraneous people in your videos to be rather irritating and distracting.) What awesome and valuable points you both shared! The random videographic insertions were very creative, Marc! The clean-cut and well-groomed look on Marc is most flattering!

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