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No Hay Cambio

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Published: Friday, February 27, 2015

Mexican Coins

According to the Bank of Mexico there are more than 360 billion pesos in coins and bills in circulation, which works out at about 3,600 pesos for each of the country’s just over 100 million inhabitants. Why then does it seem that no one ever has any change? . . .

Beware of Land Without Water

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Thursday, February 26, 2015


When you’re buying property in Mexico, whether it’s a built home or land upon which you intend to build your dream home, it’s vital to know exactly what the water supply arrangements are, because it may not be as straightforward as you might expect.

Healthcare Center Accreditation in Mexico

Topics: Health Care

Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Helathcare Center Accreditation

By Monica Rix Paxson

In the United States and Canada, the accreditation of hospitals and many other healthcare institutions is ubiquitous. You expect your local neighborhood hospital to be accredited and you’d be surprised if it weren’t. In Mexico the situation is different . . .

The Problem with Predicting Exchange Rates

Topics: Living | Money

Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015


In recent years, one of the hardest things to predict has been the Mexican peso/US dollar exchange rate. Just when the peso seemed to be making a comeback from the 2008 devaluation something else happened leading investors to move back into dollars . . .

Banking Services in Mexico

Topics: Living | Money

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015


If you’re living or working in Mexico, planning to retire here, or planning to invest in Mexican real estate, the likelihood is that you will need to open an account at a Mexican bank to facilitate your daily financial transactions in Mexico as well as manage money transfers between foreign accounts and your Mexican bank account . . .

Mexico: A Land of Three Lands

Topics: Climate and Environment

Published: Thursday, February 19, 2015


Mexico’s geographical territory is composed of a diverse topography including coastal plains, temperate highlands, and extensive mountain ranges which climb to heights of over 10,000 feet above sea level. This diversity gives rise to a range of different climate zones . . .

Authoritative Handbook for Mexican House-Buyers

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Monday, February 16, 2015


Whether you plan to buy land and build a house on it, fall in love with an old ruined property you want to restore, or buy a pre-existing home in Mexico, the process takes real commitment, energy, patience and above all—relevant know-how . . .

Living in Mexico Without a Car

Topics: Living | Retirement | Transportation

Published: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Taxi DF

Cars in Mexico are symbols of social status, and switching from public transport to owning your own vehicle is regarded as a step up on the social ladder here. The paradox is that some expats who came from countries where car dependency is now embedded into everyday life feel delighted to have dumped their car–as they have come to know just how expensive and cumbersome becoming dependent on one can be . . .

Experience Mexico’s Copper Canyon

Topics: Travel Experiences

Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Copper Canyon

People often ask us for a list of ‘must-see’ places to visit in Mexico. No such list would be complete without inclusion of one of the most breath-taking travel experiences Mexico has on offer: Barrancas de Cobre – Copper Canyon – an area of outstanding natural beauty situated in north-western Mexico . . .

Key Reasons Why People are Relocating to Mexico

Topics: Living | Retirement

Published: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Compass Mexico

The inquiries we receive about relocation to Mexico have been rising steadily over the last 18 months. As more baby-boomers retire, and the underlying reasons people choose Mexico for living, full-time or part-time, continue to influence decision-making, the long-term trend is for even more foreigners to come to Mexico . . .