Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world, and home to more than 20 million people. It offers some of the best shopping, leisure and dining options to be found on the continent, and its diverse population is drawn from around the world.
The logistics of moving to Mexico City
We offer support and assistance at all stages of relocation, and cover reasonable removal expenses. Our retained haulage company has extensive experience of assisting our international transferees to begin their new lives, and will help to make your transition as smooth as possible. Equally importantly, we will help you with your housing and take care of your work/residence permit and the residence permits for your family.
The official language of Mexico is Spanish. However, Mexico City is a cosmopolitan capital and home to native speakers of many other languages. We will contribute towards the cost of language learning for you and your partner, helping you to communicate more easily. Potential ways of meeting new people include the English-speaking Newcomers' Club Mexico, the French/Belgian-oriented Mexico Accueil and the expatriate network InterNations.
Bringing up children in Mexico City
Expatriates mainly choose schools whose curriculum is based on the British, American, German or European models, depending on their country of origin. Your choice of school may also be influenced by the area of the city in which you prefer to live. All schools require the payment of inscription and tuition fees, and we may reimburse these costs depending on your type of contract.
For those concerned about Mexico's reputation for crime, our security advisory firm will brief you on the situation, check the security of your home and act as your first point of contact if you have any concerns.
Shopping in Mexico City
As one of the world's largest cities, Mexico City is home to numerous shopping plazas and department stores. Meanwhile, local handicrafts may be purchased from street vendors all over the city, or via more formal flea markets. A broad range of food shops means that it is possible to buy ingredients for nearly every kind of world cuisine.
Culture, nightlife and eating out in Mexico City
From the country's famous Mariachi bands to international music, theatre and ballet performances, Mexico City has something for almost everyone. Nightspots range from quiet piano bars to lively nightclubs, while there are many museums and cultural attractions. Mexico City's status as a major world capital also means that it hosts some high-profile sporting fixtures. Naturally, the city can offer a very wide choice of restaurants, ranging from traditional Mexican specialities to world cuisine.