Is This Mexico’s Best Large City?

Forrest moved from the United States to Guadalajara, Mexico, a few years ago in search of a better life. 

When he first came to Mexico, he thought Puerto Vallarta would be his forever home. But he later realized there is more to Mexico than just the resort towns. 

That’s when he started exploring the central highlands more and first discovered Tlaquepaque. But later, he decided to move to Guadalajara, his current home. 

Forrest tells us how his life has changed in an amazing way. 

From making new friends to expanding his drape and custom curtain business in Mexico. Forrest is finding that his Mexican life is joyous. 

But it wasn’t always the case, and he also had a learning curve moving to Mexico.

 Watch the video as Forrest shares his learnings and his advice for newcomers thinking of moving to Mexico. 

In this video​, Forrest shares: 

  • The common misconceptions that people have about Mexico
  • How he funds his life abroad -Running a business in Mexico and its challenges
  • His learnings moving to Mexico and how to adapt to a different culture.
  • How newcomers can avoid causing gentrification 
  • His cost of living- including his $750/Month rental, his utility costs, and how he lives on less than $1500 USD/Month while living a comfortable life. 
  • His advice for other newcomers thinking of moving to Mexico 
  • And why he thinks Guadalajara is Mexico’s best large city.
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Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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