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What It’s Like to Be a Mexican Expat Abroad

Around 12 million Mexican citizens live abroad according to the UN World Migration Report. While most Mexican expats live in the United States, other popular destinations include Europe and Asia. Whether you’ve chosen to pursue new opportunities and adventures elsewhere on the North American continent or overseas, what’s the experience of living abroad as a Mexican expat?  

No matter where in the world you move to, as an expat, it’s common to feel a mix of emotions: excitement about discovering a new culture and way of life, but also homesickness at the same time. You’ll most likely bond with other Mexican expats over the things you miss from home — which is probably everything from your favorite foods, gathering with family and friends, and favorite traditions and holidays.

How to Meet Other Mexican Expats

When you move to a new place, it can take some time to get settled and feel at home — especially if you don’t know too many people at first and you’re also adjusting to a new language and culture. It can be very helpful to find others who face similar challenges. Getting to know fellow Mexican expats when you move abroad can make a huge difference in your experience. As the largest expat network with more than 4 million members, InterNations is a great way to connect with other Mexicans abroad. Established in 2007, it’s a trusted community offering a range of experiences that bring global minds together.

Attending InterNations events is an easy way to connect with other Mexican expats abroad! You’ll find varied networking opportunities and activities tailored to your hobbies and interests, available both online and in person. The events have a laid-back vibe where you can exchange tips about expat life in your destination and make new friends.

A Few Facts about Mexican Expats 

InterNations conducts an annual survey of expats worldwide called Expat Insider, looking at everything from why they moved abroad to how happy they are in their new home.  

Here’s what Mexican expats shared about their experiences: 

  • 32% of Mexican expats moved abroad because they were sent by their employer or recruited internationally, compared to the global average of 21%.

  • Over three-quarters of Mexican expats (78%) say they are satisfied with life abroad in general, which is slightly higher than the global average of 76%.

  • 44% of Mexican expats are in a senior or executive management position — that’s nearly on par with the global average of 42%.

  • 47% of Mexican expats say they speak the local language very well, while the global average is only 29%.

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The Top Countries for Mexican Expats

So, where can you find other Mexican expats living abroad? InterNations has 420 communities in 166 countries. Wherever you go in the world, you can connect with fellow Mexicans who decided to relocate for work, love, or to simply start a new adventure.

Here are the most popular destinations for Mexican expats: 

Mexican Expat Communities in Africa

There are many destinations in Africa where you can meet fellow Mexican expats — including both newcomers and long-time expats. Before long, you’ll find new friends to explore this vast and exciting continent with!

Mexican Expat Communities in Asia

Diverse and welcoming, Asia boasts a wide array of opportunities for expats and people seeking new experiences. 

Mexican Expat Communities in Europe

Europe is a favorite destination for Mexican expats, with good reason. From charming small towns, modern cities, and a variety of languages and cultures, you’ll enjoy living and working there.

Western Europe

Eastern Europe

Mexican Expat Communities in North America 

The United States and Canada are by far the most popular destinations for Mexican expats. Whether you prefer to stay in the warmer locations in the south or brave the chilly winters faurther north, you can discover new opportunities and experiences.

Mexican Expat Communities in Oceania

It’s a long way from home, but there’s much to explore! With a great climate, laid-back friendliness, and a high quality of life, there are many great reasons to choose destinations like Australia and New Zealand if you’re considering a move abroad. 

Mexican Expat Communities in South- & Middle America

Many Mexican expats are drawn to life in South America. There is largely no language barrier, and yet there are exciting new opportunities and places to discover.