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Mexico, Mexico City

Mexico, Mexico CityMexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. Mexico City is one of the major political, economic, cultural and financial centres of the country. The city federal district produces 21.8% of the country's gross domestic product.

Mexico is in North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States. The climate varies from tropical to desert.

The official language is Spanish. Mexican Spanish contains many words and phrases that are particular to the country and tend to be more florid and less direct than peninsular Spanish. There are no significant differences in the Spanish of different regions, only in accent: costeƱos (Mexicans from the Pacific and Caribbean coasts) can be harder to understand. English is spoken by hotel staff and some business people, particularly in the US border region, the big cities and popular tourist resorts. Many indigenous languages are spoken in the remote rural areas, such as the Mayan communities of the Yucatan. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Mexico is the 11th largest in the world and is a free market mixed economy, and is firmly established as an upper middle-income country The economy contains rapidly developing modern industrial and service sectors, with increasing private ownership.

In Mexico conversations take place at a much closer physical distance than expatriates may be accustomed to at home. Stepping back during conversation may be regarded as unfriendly.

The security risk for expatriates in Mexico is medium to high. Risks include violent and opportunistic crime, violence during clashes between rival gangs / the security forces, and kidnapping.

The currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN). International debit and credit cards are widely accepted for payment and in ATMs.

Good private medical facilities are available but can be expensive. Payment may be required up front. Cases of Zika virus and Chikungunya virus, as well as cholera have been reported.

The population of Mexico City is 20.4 Million (Urban) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 3.78% for Mexico as at July 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Mexico is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 35%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Mexico City as at 1 July 2019 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Mexico City, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: High
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Very Low
4) Education: Very Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: High
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Very Low

Mexico City is for example 27.3% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 24.2% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 3.4% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Mexico City is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Mexico City for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Mexico City) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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