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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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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6 retirement tips and trends to consider in 2021

Are you nearing retirement age? Even if you’re not, the years just creep up on you. What’s more, the events of the past year have proved just how unpredictable and uncertain life can be, so it can’t hurt to be prepared for all eventualities, your golden age being one of them. Whether you want to …

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Top 3 destinations to explore in Mexico for expats

Expats in search of the perfect destination in Latin America will not be disappointed by what Mexico has to offer. Truth be told, Mexico is an incredibly popular destination for not only tourists but also expats from all over the world. So much so that tens of thousands of expats call Mexico their second, if …

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7 ways to avoid “coronasomnia” and get a better night’s sleep

The COVID-19 pandemic has consumed almost every aspect of people’s lives, and a large number of them can no longer cope. As the resulting stress, anxiety, and uncertainty from it all is causing many people to suffer from sleepless nights, experts have coined a new term known as “coronasomnia” – a portmanteau of “coronavirus” and …

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