Mexico can be a beautiful and rewarding place to live. There are many cities with opportunities to live very inexpensively. Below are five of them.
The city of Oaxaca is located in the state’s Central Valley region, in the foothills of the Sierra Madre. Oaxaca is very culturally rich and has one of the largest indigenous populations in Mexico. Explore the majestic Zapotec temples and ruins, and the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua. After that, sample some unusual food and drinks from street vendors such as a mole quesadilla, chapulines which are roasted grasshoppers, and Mezcal a spicy tequila. This city is unforgettable and quite affordable!
Pachuca, also known as windy beauty, is located about 90 minutes from Mexico City. Known for its ancient ruins, and extravagantly painted colorful hillside homes, Pachuca is a city filled with culture, sports, and entertainment. Catch a Pachuca soccer game, check out the local architecture, and visit Xihuingo, one of the oldest ruins in the area. If you want to soak up nature, head over to El Cedral Dam, Llano Grande, or Valle de Los Enamorados for hiking, boating, and camping. You can get a lot of bang for your buck in this unique city!
Zacatecas, located in north-central Mexico, has a cold and somewhat humid climate. Many of the buildings are uniquely made of pink stone. The Feria Nacional de Zacatecas festival is held every year and includes musical artists, bullfights, crafts expositions, livestock shows, and culture. This event draws in around two million visitors each year. There are also numerous religious festivals scattered throughout the year. This fun-filled city is one of the least expensive places to purchase property in Mexico!
Tepic is the capital of the Mexican state. It lies above the Molóloa River, and at the foot of the dormant Sangangüey volcano. Tepic is a commercial, industrial, and agricultural service area, specifically sugar and tobacco processing mills. You can visit the popular Amado Nervo Theatre, or purchase some hand-crafted Indian pieces, or traditional clothing. Go sightseeing at the stunning Tepic cathedral, a contemporary or traditional museum, or unwind in nature at the serene Parque Ecologico Metropolitano park. This moderately sized city offers everything you need at an inexpensive price!
Tlaxcala is located in the state of the same name, which is the smallest in Mexico. It is known for its farms and textiles and cultural diversity. You can wander the street markets, sampling fresh fruit. And, if you are really daring, you can sample ant eggs, worms, and insects. Dance in the square to a lively Mariachi band, be a spectator at a bullfight and then catch a showing of the international puppet show at the Xicohtencatl Theater. This small, laid-back city is not only a great place to live, but it is also very cheap!