T-1 month until moving day! That's right: we are getting on a plane in just a few short weeks to officially start our Mexican adventure. Since deciding to take this leap back in October, we've learned a lot about a lot of things. Every major move comes with challenges, but moving abroad requires additional layers of paperwork, tasks, and to-do lists to make all the puzzle pieces fit together. One of the benefits of moving to Mexico City is the wealth of information available online from those who have paved the way before us. In fact, the US State Department estimates there are 1.5 million American citizens already living in Mexico.
A quick Google search for "moving to Mexico" pulls up thousands of useful blog posts and news articles that will help you get started (check out Mexperience, Northern Lauren, Eternal Expat, and Kinetic Kennons). Without ever needing to leave the comfort of our couch (and pajamas) we have successfully navigated perhaps the most complicated move we will ever make. However, there are a few knowledge gaps I've discovered along the way, and I want to make sure to fill them here.
The most relevant gap for us right now is the true financial cost of moving abroad. I've stumbled upon amazing resources discussing costs of living once we arrive in Mexico, but the fact of the matter is it's really expensive to get ourselves to Mexico in the first place. We were fully aware of this at the beginning, but now I finally have some real numbers to share with all of you.
Walking enthusiast, and kitchen experimenter currently living out my dream in Mexico City, Mexico.
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