I recently learned my good friend and former roommate in Mexico City is moving to Europe.
Upon hearing this news, I started to reflect on my time living in Mexico and all of the interesting people I'd met, many of whom were expats. As such, I began to wonder if the subject of expats in Mexico City was worth a blog post.
I determined that it wasn't... but I've decided to do one anyway!
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy having a crew to hangout with, hit the bars with and bounce shit off of, but I am also very comfortable with being alone.
I've always been that way.
If I arrive to a city where I don't know a soul, I'll have to go out to bars and clubs solo. And after much trial and error, I think I've finally figured out how to do it without looking like a rapist or serial killer.
My latest of many money-making schemes has been in the world of e-commerce.
I started playing around with it during my last trip to Peru. Appeared the country was ripe for it. Its economy was growing rapidly, and I certainly noticed people with disposal income in Lima, but there was a lack of cool shit to buy - many of the big chain American stores that I saw in Mexico that offered impossibly cheap goods hadn't made their way down, and I knew that import laws were pretty lax compared to countries like Argentina or Ecuador, and manufacturing costs were lower than countries like Chile or Brazil...
Amazing beaches, dynamic cities, friendly locals...and all at a fraction of the cost of the USA.
But, as we all know, moving to another country isn't easy. There's a process. Unless you want to live your life doing endless border hops every six months (it is an option..we'll get to that a bit later) you're going to need to meet some basic requirements before you can legally settle down south.
I'm going to go through these options with you now. Here is how you can move to Mexico.