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Five Things to Know Before Moving to Mexico City

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If you plan to relocate to Mexico City, you should know what you should expect there, mainly if you’ve never visited the place or just went there occasionally. Living in Mexico City for the long term will be very different from if you go there as a tourist. And here are five things you should know. 

Apartment Is the Most Affordable Housing Option

crowded mexico cityCondos, single-family detached houses, and apartments are the three housing options in Mexico City. But among them, living in an apartment is often the most popular option for expats. It will get you to the apartments for sale in Gustavo A. Madero, a municipality in Mexico City with many schools and campuses. If you plan to work as an academic teacher or continue your studies, that place will be your best bet. 

You Need to Adapt to the Weather

crowded mexico cityWith the average temperature of 27 to 30 degrees of Celcius and low humidity, you can enjoy your life without having to worry about snow or extreme temperature difference. But it doesn’t mean that your life will be totally problem-free. First, since the weather is hot all the time, the aircon in your house will be the most vital appliance. Right after you move, you should find out the nearest AC repair service. Your next problem is mosquitoes and bugs. Don’t think twice about buying bug-killing machines or have a mosquito net for your bed. 

Siesta Is the Culture

Siesta is a nap taken during the day, especially when the temperature is the hottest. But this word does not only refer to that habit. Siesta is more of the laidback culture of people in Mexico City. If you like to hurry things, then you have to learn to change it. Businesses often close for several hours during the day, and delays are not an uncommon thing. 

Learn to Cook Local Foods

If you can cook local foods, you can save your money, for sure. Besides, you don’t need to speak much Spanish to shop in the market. People are welcome there, and they are most likely to help you if you have some trouble with buying your food’s ingredients. Even better, try to make some friends and learn from them how Mexicans prepare their Pozole, Tacos, and Chilaquiles.

You May Need to Buy a Car

The bus system in Mexico City is the only transportation means that can get you around all municipalities. Therefore, if you don’t like to wait, you’d better invest in a car. And it also means that an apartment is your most economical housing option since a parking lot is also included. 

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