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Why Mexico City?

Remote work in Mexico City is increasingly popular. It’s also legal, uncomplicated, and and for lots of people, really affordable. Mexico City also has a wealth of advantages over other cities, for living, working, and experiencing more. Below are just some of the advantages. If that’s not enough, the rest of the site may just convince you. There’s a lot to see and do.

A Global City

Remote workers visiting find a truly connected, modern world capital. Mexico City hosts a tremendous number of international, home-based, and mobile workers. Business owners are among them.

Mexico City is connected both physically and virtually. Communities include those working in finance and trade, travel and tourism, technology and manufacturing. That’s still just scratching the surface. The metropolitan area is ripe for exploring, living and learning. But its easily the most affordable of major cities in the Americas. For remote workers, that means staying even a good long time is realistic.

Public Safety

Mexico City is among the safest large cities in the Americas. Walkable, tree-shaded neighborhoods are taken advantage of by pedestrians, strollers, and exercise enthusiasts. Bleak abandoned streets are a thing of the past. And that’s by design.

Crime rates are a fraction of what they are in other North American cities, and serious crimes rates are 51% lower than they were just a few years ago. Overall crime rates are the lowest recorded in decades.
911 emergency service is answered and responded to locally. Panic buttons are included in the City app, and on security poles positioned throughout the metropolis.

Climate

Mexico City’s weather is a big part of the reason people come and stay. Average annual temperatures in the City are around 16°C/60.8°F. Between March and May the highest temperatures are between 25°C/77F and the lowest is 5°C/41°F (sometimes) in January.

Time Zones

Remote workers in Mexico City can better stay in touch with a home office or team. Mexico City is in the Chicago time zone during Summer months and in the Denver time zone during the Winter.

Working for any US or Canadian company is easy as they’re only ever a couple of hours different.

Culture & Democracy

Mexico City is a bastion of Democracy and Democratic Values. Remote workers from any background or lifestyle find a tolerant and relaxed atmosphere where rights are taken seriously and respect is a bedrock principle.

The value in cultural offerings is tremendous: cuisine, intellectual life, and artistry all come together in a thriving and invigorating scene. Long an international city too, micro-cultures brush up against established historical communities and the result is dependent on an atmosphere of respect, tolerance, and mutual understanding.

Eating & Drinking

One of the world’s great culinary traditions, visitors to Mexico City often don’t realize what a decentralized and non-monopoly food scene looks like. Local farmers and growers get access to markets and eateries deliver fresh food every day. It makes Mexico City into one of the leading vegan and vegetarian markets in the world. And the options are endless. Regional favorites are prepared next door to international outlets and kitchens that never stop innovating. It’s something to experience.

And of course, a legendary nightlife scene extends that same culture into the wee hours.

Transit & Walkability

Mexico City’s integrated transit system means it’s easy and affordable to get all over the metropolis with a single payment card. This is supplements by extensive public bicycles and neighborhoods known for walkability. The necessity of driving is less and less common.

Health & Wellness

Affordable, quality healthcare has long been a part of Mexico City life. This is supplemented by an increasing range of wellness services and events taking place in parks, rec centers, gyms, and events venues. Just about anywhere people can meet, they’re meeting to look after one another. Walkable neighborhoods often lead to public gyms and exercise centers and many of these are part of, or adjacent to, the cultural and community centers that put healthy minds on an even par with healthy bodies.

Cost of Living

In North America, Mexico City is, hands-down, more affordable in terms of housing, utilities, necessities, and food. Extensive services in transit, healthcare, education, and culture just help to keep costs lower. When compared to other cities popular with remote workers, Mexico City’s average housing costs come in at the lowest price.

Lisbon: $3,405
Madeira: $1992
Bangkok: $1,886
Canggu, Bali: $1,872
Mexico City: $1,823
*Average monthly rents priced in US dollars.

Eating healthy every day is more affordable too. And remember, these are just average costs. Many much more affordable options are out there, too.

Co-Working

Mexico City stands out for the diversity of public spaces that serve as meeting points for residents and visitors. A constellation of business, residential, and commercial centers always includes shared and short-term office and workplace rentals. These range from the social and the light-hearted to those geared toward meeting the demanding needs of international and technological clients.

International visitors are often surprised to find short-term workspaces offered by otherwise traditional restaurants and similar businesses. These put co-working into all kinds of central and residential neighborhoods, too. Public libraries supplement other non-traditional spaces and provide apt meeting spaces for all kinds of workers.