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Mexico

Key Facts


Official Name: United Mexican States

Chinese Name: Estados Unidos Mexicanos

Capital: Mexico City

Continent: North America

Population: 120 million

Official Languages: Spanish

Religions followed: Roman Catholicism

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)

Time Zone: UTC −6 to UTC −8

Country Tel Code: +52

Mexico is a country in North America. It is situated between the United States of America to the north, and Guatemala and Belize to the southeast. Its extensive coastlines of more than 10,000 km includes the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Mexico's weather is pleasant and warm.

Mexico is ranked as the 7th major destination for foreign visitors, according to the World Trade Organization.

It has unique food, art and archaeology, pyramids, museums, haciendas, superb architecture and 21st century cities. Its geography varies from Snow Mountains in the Sierras, to rainy jungles in the Southeast and desert in the Northwest.

There are numerous golf courses in Mexico and it has excellent fishing, and world-class destinations like Acapulco, Cancun, Cozumel, Los Cabos, and Mazatlan.

Living in Mexico

It is a popular place for holidays – especially with those looking for some winter sun. It is also a popular retirement destination for Americans due to its close proximity to the US. The country boasts of beautiful beaches, fascinating attractions, friendly locals, an all year round good climate, low cost of living and a good quality of life for all who travel there.

Mexico has one of the strongest economies in Latin America and also has a very strong trade agreement with the US.

However there is a big gap between the rich and poor and a fine line between survival and poverty. In terms of international business, the country is ranked second highest out of all the Latin countries in terms of high income.

Politics in Mexico

Mexico was ruled by both the indigenous people and the Spanish conquerors in an authoritarian, hierarchical and centralised style.

The President of Mexico or the United Mexican States is the head of the state and the government, as well as the commander-in-chief of the Mexican military forces. He/she appoints the Cabinet and other officers. He/she is responsible for executing and enforcing the law, and has the power to veto bills. The President is elected for six years and can only serve one term.

Mexican Economy

The Mexican economy is the 11th largest by purchasing power parity. It is the 13th largest in the world in nominal terms according to the International Monetary Fund.

The country's macroeconomic fundamentals have improved since the 1994 crisis.

The 2002 South American crisis did not significantly influence Mexico, and it maintained positive, although low, rates of growth after a brief period of stagnation in 2001. However one of the Latin American nations most affected by the 2008 recession was Mexico with its Gross Domestic Product contracting by more than 6% in that year.

Since then the Mexican economy has had an unprecedented macroeconomic stability, which has reduced inflation and interest rates to record lows and has increased per capita income. In spite of this, enormous gaps remain between the urban and the rural population, the northern and southern states, and the rich and the poor.

Buying or Renting Property in Mexico

It’s easy for expats to find accommodation in Mexico. There is a range of options varying widely in size, style, quality and price.

Rent in areas outside the city limits is comparatively cheaper.

A popular option for expats is buying property in Mexico. There could be a variety of reasons for this, including the beautiful Spanish-colonial houses typically on offer, and low property prices but is primarily because the process of purchasing property in Mexico is refreshingly free of red tape.

Visa and Immigration

Writer Relocations provides visa and immigration services for Mexico (https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/reinounido/index.php/en/servicios/74-visas) and many other countries across the globe. You can get in touch with our executives for further assistance.

Mexican Schools

There are three levels of school education: primary school (primaria) from grades 1 to 6, junior high school (secundaria) from grades 7 to 9, and high school (preparatoria) from grades 10 to 12, in Mexico.

Their children are homeschooled by many expats, or sent to a Mexican school for half the day and homeschooled in the afternoons. Studying in a Mexican school for half the day can help expat children learn Spanish and assimilate better into Mexican culture.

In Mexico the education system is segregated by social class. While the children of poorer families go to public schools (escuela) , wealthy families usually send their children to private schools (colegio), where the standard is high and there is no shortage of good teachers and textbooks.

The children of most expats go to private or international schools, as they offer a broader curriculum and better teachers than public schools. Bilingual education is provided in many private schools where half the day is taught in English and the other in Spanish.

An international school is often the best choice for expat children. Children assuredly receive a world-class education by attending an international school and can then attend university in their home country or anywhere else in the world.

Weather in Mexico

Anyone living in Mexico may find themselves on a tropical coastline, in a desolate desert, among frosty mountain peaks or in lush valleys. Consequently the weather in Mexico is incredibly varied and as affected by altitude as it is by longitude.

It may come as a surprise to many that most of the country is made up of elevated plateau and high-rising mountains. Images of hot, sunny beaches and tropical jungles is fitting only for portions of the Pacific coast and the Yucatan Peninsula.

The general climate in Mexico is warm-temperate regardless of location, and most of the country experiences year-round sunny weather.

Contact Us for Moving into, or out of Mexico

We specialize in International Moves and have over 3000 corporate clients worldwide.

Writer Relocations has partnerships with many moving companies across Mexico. Contact Us @ 022-334-91787 or request a quote.

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