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Mexico EXPAT STATISTICS AND QUICK FACTS

QUICK FACTS

Mexico
FactsCapital CityMexico City
FactsPopulation Size129,202,482
Facts# US Citizens Living In Country1,600,000
FactsRetirement Ranking (Out of 85)21
FactsExchange Rate of $1 USD as of Sat, 02/2417.12 MXN
FactsSafety Score (Out of 100)67
FactsSafest City Merida
CostsCapital City Cost of Living Ranking (Out of 227 cities)79
CostsMonthly Budget Upper-Middle Class(1-person Capital city)$1,773.70
CostsHousing As % of Monthly Cost51%
CostsCost of A Movie Ticket (Capital City)$5
CostsCost of A Beer (Captial City)$1.62
CostsAverage Monthly Salary (USD)$1,310
CostsCheapest City (Single Person Upper Middle Class)Queretaro - $ 1,148/mo
HealthHealthcare System Ranking61
HealthAverage Cost of Health Insurance (Single Person)$5,386 per year
HealthAverage Cost of One Night In The Hospital$219
HealthNumber of Hospitals4995
HealthDrinkable Tap WaterNot Safe To Drink
HealthNumber of Doctors Per 10000 People24.41
HealthAir Pollution LevelModerate (Exceeds Guidelines by 2-3X)
LifeQuality of Life Ranking (Out of 84)48
LifeMain LanguagesSpanish
LifeEnglish Speak %12.90%
LifeEnglish Ranking (Out of 111 countries)88
LifeTraffic (Time To Drive ~6 miles/10 Km)25 minutes
LifeLanguage DifficultyCategory I- 24-30 weeks (600-750 class hours)
LifePublic Holidays13
City With The Most ExpatsLake Chapala

COST STATISTICS

Mexico
FactsCapital CityMexico City
FactsPopulation Size129,202,482
Facts# US Citizens Living In Country1,600,000
FactsRetirement Ranking (Out of 85)21
FactsExchange Rate of $1 USD as of Sat, 02/2417.12 MXN
FactsSafety Score (Out of 100)67
FactsSafest City Merida
CostsCapital City Cost of Living Ranking (Out of 227 cities)79
CostsMonthly Budget Upper-Middle Class(1-person Capital city)$1,773.70
CostsHousing As % of Monthly Cost51%
CostsCost of A Movie Ticket (Capital City)$5
CostsCost of A Beer (Captial City)$1.62
CostsAverage Monthly Salary (USD)$1,310
CostsCheapest City (Single Person Upper Middle Class)Queretaro - $ 1,148/mo
HealthHealthcare System Ranking61
HealthAverage Cost of Health Insurance (Single Person)$5,386 per year
HealthAverage Cost of One Night In The Hospital$219
HealthNumber of Hospitals4995
HealthDrinkable Tap WaterNot Safe To Drink
HealthNumber of Doctors Per 10000 People24.41
HealthAir Pollution LevelModerate (Exceeds Guidelines by 2-3X)
LifeQuality of Life Ranking (Out of 84)48
LifeMain LanguagesSpanish
LifeEnglish Speak %12.90%
LifeEnglish Ranking (Out of 111 countries)88
LifeTraffic (Time To Drive ~6 miles/10 Km)25 minutes
LifeLanguage DifficultyCategory I- 24-30 weeks (600-750 class hours)
LifePublic Holidays13
City With The Most ExpatsLake Chapala

HEALTHCARE STATISTICS

Mexico
FactsCapital CityMexico City
FactsPopulation Size129,202,482
Facts# US Citizens Living In Country1,600,000
FactsRetirement Ranking (Out of 85)21
FactsExchange Rate of $1 USD as of Sat, 02/2417.12 MXN
FactsSafety Score (Out of 100)67
FactsSafest City Merida
CostsCapital City Cost of Living Ranking (Out of 227 cities)79
CostsMonthly Budget Upper-Middle Class(1-person Capital city)$1,773.70
CostsHousing As % of Monthly Cost51%
CostsCost of A Movie Ticket (Capital City)$5
CostsCost of A Beer (Captial City)$1.62
CostsAverage Monthly Salary (USD)$1,310
CostsCheapest City (Single Person Upper Middle Class)Queretaro - $ 1,148/mo
HealthHealthcare System Ranking61
HealthAverage Cost of Health Insurance (Single Person)$5,386 per year
HealthAverage Cost of One Night In The Hospital$219
HealthNumber of Hospitals4995
HealthDrinkable Tap WaterNot Safe To Drink
HealthNumber of Doctors Per 10000 People24.41
HealthAir Pollution LevelModerate (Exceeds Guidelines by 2-3X)
LifeQuality of Life Ranking (Out of 84)48
LifeMain LanguagesSpanish
LifeEnglish Speak %12.90%
LifeEnglish Ranking (Out of 111 countries)88
LifeTraffic (Time To Drive ~6 miles/10 Km)25 minutes
LifeLanguage DifficultyCategory I- 24-30 weeks (600-750 class hours)
LifePublic Holidays13
City With The Most ExpatsLake Chapala

QUALITY OF LIFE

Mexico
FactsCapital CityMexico City
FactsPopulation Size129,202,482
Facts# US Citizens Living In Country1,600,000
FactsRetirement Ranking (Out of 85)21
FactsExchange Rate of $1 USD as of Sat, 02/2417.12 MXN
FactsSafety Score (Out of 100)67
FactsSafest City Merida
CostsCapital City Cost of Living Ranking (Out of 227 cities)79
CostsMonthly Budget Upper-Middle Class(1-person Capital city)$1,773.70
CostsHousing As % of Monthly Cost51%
CostsCost of A Movie Ticket (Capital City)$5
CostsCost of A Beer (Captial City)$1.62
CostsAverage Monthly Salary (USD)$1,310
CostsCheapest City (Single Person Upper Middle Class)Queretaro - $ 1,148/mo
HealthHealthcare System Ranking61
HealthAverage Cost of Health Insurance (Single Person)$5,386 per year
HealthAverage Cost of One Night In The Hospital$219
HealthNumber of Hospitals4995
HealthDrinkable Tap WaterNot Safe To Drink
HealthNumber of Doctors Per 10000 People24.41
HealthAir Pollution LevelModerate (Exceeds Guidelines by 2-3X)
LifeQuality of Life Ranking (Out of 84)48
LifeMain LanguagesSpanish
LifeEnglish Speak %12.90%
LifeEnglish Ranking (Out of 111 countries)88
LifeTraffic (Time To Drive ~6 miles/10 Km)25 minutes
LifeLanguage DifficultyCategory I- 24-30 weeks (600-750 class hours)
LifePublic Holidays13
City With The Most ExpatsLake Chapala

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