Living in Atlixco- The City of Flowers and Perfect Weather

Atlixco is a beautiful town located about 40 minutes away from the large city of Puebla.

It has a small-town charm, great spring-like weather, natural beauty, and all the amenities of a regular city without the hustle and bustle.

Living in Atlixco can also be very inexpensive, with rentals starting at around 4,000 pesos for a 1-bedroom apartment near the city center. That’s about $220 USD a month! This could be especially attractive to people who come to live in Mexico on a very tight budget.

Atlixco Has Great Year-Round Weather

Retiring in Atlixco could be perfect for you if you enjoy the outdoors since Atlixco tends to get a lot of sunshine all year round, and the temperature rarely gets above 89 degrees or lower than 45 at night.

In our latest video, check out Atlixco with us and why we recommend living in this beautiful town of the central highlands in Mexico. I included some rental examples, things to do, and a lot of shots of the city and surrounding hills.

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Realistic Cost of Living in Atlixco

Our example today is for a single man in his 70s. No pets. His Monthly Budget:

  • $5,500 MXN rent per month for a 3 bedroom 2 Bath house with a rooftop patio. Unfurnished- about $320 USD a month
  • $100 MXN  laundry service- $6 USD
  • Propane for cooking- $175 MXN- about $10 USD
  • Drinking Water $200 MXN – about $12 USD
  • Groceries $5,000 MXN- about $300 USD
  • Cellphone About $20 USD 

Total Monthly Budget- $11,500 MXN a month/ $670 USD

Of course, keep in mind this doesn’t include the cost of prescriptions or medical services. 

Our customer doesn’t have health insurance and plans to keep Medicare in the USA for major medical treatments and pay out of pocket for outpatient small issues in Mexico.  This monthly budget also doesn’t include the fact that he spent about $3,000 USD initially to furnish his rental and get the first of his household goods. 

He moved to Atlixco with 3 suitcases and 4 guitars. The budget also doesn’t account for his hobbies, such as his music recording equipment, or that he plans to start traveling in the next few months to explore other cities in Mexico. 

But that is something that will vary a lot from one household to the next.  That’s why we estimate he will spend about $1000 USD monthly. 

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Book An Atlixco Relocation Tour

If you want to check out Atlixco, visit our private Mexico relocation tours page.

To book a private tour, you must first buy the COMPLETE Mexico relocation Guide. Where you get a step-by-step plan on moving to Mexico and instant access to our directory of contacts. Including our recommended relocation tour guides’ contact info.

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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  1. Marilynn Peoples says

    Well done video. I’ve been traveling around Mexico for quite sometime. I’ve learned that I’m an outdoor girl.. Are there any areas where I might find a small house, with outdoor spaces; garden , terraces,and lovely vistas. I paint, mostly landscapes, so these are important to me.Thank you.

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Marylin. Anywhere on the outskirts of town you can find homes with open landscapes. It all depends on your budget and your needs. 😉

  2. Azelima says

    I have a house rented in Texuihtla not far from Cuernavaca but the the heat is almost unbearable getting up to 101°, 102° F at times in May, June. I am very interesred in Atlixco but I am having a very hard time finding stand alone houses for rent that is not expensive. Any suggestions? Thx

    • Mariana Lange says

      Where you look matters. If you want the best deals you’ll usually only find them in person and by word of mouth. I’d recommend a private relocation tour to have a local show you around and find out about rentals this way

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