How Moving to Mexico Can Be a Blessing for Your Family

How Moving To Mexico Can Be A Blessing For Your Family

Mexico has become an increasingly popular destination for Canadians, Americans, and expatriates from other places looking to move abroad. The country’s vibrant culture, beautiful scenery, and warm climate are just a few reasons why it has become an attractive option for families seeking a better quality of life. In this article, we will explore the benefits of moving to Mexico and how it can be a blessing for your family.

1. Lower Cost of Living

One of the most significant factors contributing to the trend of moving North Americans to Mexico is the lower cost of living. Everything from housing to food to healthcare is significantly cheaper than in many other countries. It is one of the reasons remote work professionals, international entrepreneurs, and business owners move to Mexico with families and even have new children born there.

This can be a massive benefit when it comes to providing for your family. You’ll be able to stretch your budget further without sacrificing quality of life, still enjoying good food (that doesn’t even need an organic label because people know it is organic), restaurants, and entertainment. 

If the thought of saving for your own home or for your children’s education to attend a good college is appealing to you, consider Mexico, as this country will allow you to cut costs by at least 30%. 

If you`re not sure what prices to expect, take a look at my recent article with the most up-to-date info on the cost of living in the second most popular city in Mexico – Guadalajara. 

2. Better Climate & Beautiful Natural Environment

The warm climate in Mexico is another attractive aspect for families seeking a change. 

If you’re tired of cold, snowy winters, Mexico might be the perfect place for your family. The country is known for its warm, sunny climate, with temperatures averaging between 65°F and 85°F throughout the year, depending on the region. 

If you’re not a fan of extreme heat, there are also many mountainous areas in Mexico that offer cooler temperatures.

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Places like  Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City stay more temperate throughout the year, offering families the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and exploring national parks. 

From breathtaking beaches to lush jungles and picturesque mountains, the country is a paradise for nature lovers and those who look for healthier lifestyles and work-life balance. 

3. Quality Education

Mexico offers a range of educational opportunities. It is a country with a mixed free/private educational system

The public school system is free for all children. They have a general perception of being low on resources, overcrowded, and having a very low quality of education. This is true for the most part, although there are some good public schools. 

So, if you want to get some sort of quality education in Mexico, you will have to go to a private school. There are many types of private schools with different programs in Mexico. International schools in major cities provide quality education in English and/or other languages, ensuring a smooth transition for expat children. They also tend to have more affordable tuition fees compared to Canada or the USA, allowing families to save on education costs while still providing their children with a high-quality education. 

University education is either free or affordable, and students can graduate without the burden of student loans. This is a major benefit compared to other countries, such as the United States and Canada, where students often graduate with tens of thousands of dollars in debt.

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Despite affordability, Mexico’s higher education system is not low in quality. Mexican universities produce graduates who are very competitive in the global workforce. 

Some of the top universities in Mexico include:

  • National Autonomous University of Mexico (public)
  • National Polytechnic Institute (public)
  • Technological Institute of Monterrey (private)
  • Universidad Iberoamericana (private)

Public education is subsidized, so tuition fees at public institutions usually go from $500USD to $1,000USD for international students. This makes universities in Mexico to be very affordable for prospective international students. If you choose a private university, you should expect to pay between $5,000USD and $10,000USD on average per academic year.

4. Affordable Healthcare

Mexico has a good quality healthcare system that is accessible to both citizens and residents. There are public and private hospitals and clinics available, and many doctors and nurses speak English.

Private healthcare facilities are available in major cities, providing excellent medical care at a fraction of the cost compared to Canada and the US.


Expatriate families can also choose to enroll in Mexico’s public healthcare system, which offers comprehensive coverage at significantly lower costs compared to private insurance plans in the US and Canada.

If this is one of the main points for you, I suggest you read my article about medicine in Mexico, as well as medical tourism to Mexico, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. 

5. Rich Cultural Experience & Family-Orientation

One of the most enriching aspects of moving to Mexico is the opportunity to immerse yourself and your family in a vibrant and diverse culture. 

Mexico is known for its music, art, and outstanding cuisine, as well as its many known cultural festivals (Día de los Muertos) and celebrations. 

With endless opportunities for learning and exploration, such as visiting ancient archaeological sites to experiencing colorful local markets and traditional celebrations, your family will have a chance to broaden their horizons and develop a deeper appreciation for different cultures.

What is also great is that Mexican culture places a strong emphasis on family and community. 

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Families moving to Mexico can expect to be welcomed into a tight-knit and supportive community. Children are cherished and respected, and there are many activities and attractions that are geared toward families. 

This sense of belonging can greatly enhance the overall well-being and happiness of both parents and children.

6. Proximity to Home

The last, but not the least important reason to move to Mexico is Mexico’s close proximity to Canada and the USA. 

Direct flights and affordable airfare make it easy to visit family and friends back home. From 4 to 6 hours and you`re in place. This proximity allows North American families to maintain strong connections with their roots while enjoying the benefits of living in Mexico.

In conclusion, moving to Mexico can be a blessing for your family in numerous ways. From a lower cost of living and better climate to quality education (on a low fee) and rich cultural experiences, Mexico offers a wide range of benefits that can greatly enhance your family’s quality of life. 

Of course, no move is without its challenges. When moving to Mexico with your family, it is important to do your research and plan carefully. You should also be prepared for some cultural adjustments. However, with a little planning and effort, moving to Mexico can be a truly rewarding experience for your family.

If you are considering moving to Mexico with your family, I highly recommend booking a personal consultation with me. I am an expert on relocation to Mexico, and I can help you navigate the process every step of the way. I can also provide you with valuable insights into Mexican culture and society, to help you and your family make a smooth and successful transition.

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To book a consultation, simply visit my website. I look forward to helping you achieve your dream of moving to Mexico with your family!



Hi, I am Emily Bron.

After living and working in 4 countries (3 continents), experiencing several immigrations, changing several professional fields and being an avid traveler, I created International Lifestyle Consulting to help you to find the best matching place and to relocate abroad for a better quality of life, work, or retirement.

As a professional Baby Boomer and Remote worker, I am relocating again!

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