How much taxes do you have to pay as expats in Mexico?

When it comes to taxing its residents, Mexico has got to be one of the more aggressive Latin American countries. It taxes residents on their worldwide income, and even non-residents on Mexican-source income. Every year, expats living in Mexico are audited by the SAT (Tax Administration Service or Servicio de Administración Tributaria). Whether you’re applying …

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Residency in Mexico in 2021: Temporary and permanent residency visas

Planning to move to Mexico? Whether you’re moving from the US or other countries, you may face a number of challenges – one of which is the bureaucracy associated with applying for visas and resident permits. If you’re wondering: ‘how do I get a temporary residency in Mexico’ or ‘how do I get permanent residency …

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Mexico housing: An expat’s guide to renting a house in Mexico

Starting a new chapter in Mexico? Whether you’re retiring, or are one of the many Americans moving to Mexico, you’ll need a place to stay. Renting an accommodation in a new country can be scary. Fret not, we’ve got you covered. In this Pacific Prime Latin America article, you’ll find a comprehensive guide to everything …

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Education in Mexico: Your guide to the school system in Mexico 2021

If you’re moving to Mexico with your family, you’re going to want to know where you can send your children to school. However, the education system can make the decision difficult. Rural schools in the country do not have enough funding, and consequently not enough teachers, textbooks, or buildings. Urban public schools are slightly better, …

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Expat parents in Mexico: What you should know about health matters and childcare

Mexico is considered to be a fantastic destination for expat families looking to start a new chapter in their lives. The country certainly combines a good work-life balance and the cost of living is relatively cheap compared to its US neighbor. If you have concerns about your family’s health matters, then you will be relieved …

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Cost of living in Mexico 2021: What you can expect to spend as an expat

People move to Mexico for many reasons. Some want to experience a new culture, while others want to live the life of luxury that wouldn’t be possible on their budget back home. Similarly, some are looking for a place to call home that offers small-town comforts and the peace of mind that comes with low …

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What is the average monthly cost of living in Costa Rica in 2021?

Whether it’s lush tropical rainforests, volcanoes, or beaches, Costa Rica is firmly on the tourist trail and attracts scores of visitors each year. In fact, this Central American country is also a gem for expatriates and foreign retirees, largely due to its low cost of living.  If you’re planning to make Costa Rica home, you …

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COVID-19 drives demand for improved IPMI offerings

The way people, especially expats living in Latin America, view their health and wellbeing has certainly changed forever. We are now living amidst an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that will likely stay with us for years to come. Even as vaccination programs in several Latin American countries are rolled out, many expats and their families will …

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Moving to Mexico from the US: 12 things you should know

Mexico is home to 1.5 million Americans – the largest American expat community in the world. Retirees especially love the gorgeous climate, rich culture, and low cost of living. Planning to count yourself among those 1.5 million expats? In this Pacific Prime Latin America article, we will go through 12 things you should know about …

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Top healthcare trends that employers should know about in 2021

It can be agreed by everyone that 2020 was marked by unpredictability and challenges for employees and employers across Latin America. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as we have now come to call it has had a significant impact on society and the way we now look at our health. More so, several healthcare trends have …

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