Living in Campeche – An Affordable City in Mexico

We all know there are “expat” hotspots in Mexico where a lot of foreigners tend to gravitate to. Mostly because there is alreaduy an established community of other English-speakers and bevause these cities tend to be charming.

The expat hotspots exist in the central highlands of Mexico and on the coastal cities. But they usually come with a price tag. The rentals in these places tend to be higher by Mexican standards. And events, food, or even household goods also tend to be more expensive in those areas simply because there are dollars in that economy.

And while these expat hotspots are a GREAT way to get introduced to living in Mexico, I also want to show you that there is sooo much more to Mexico that also doesn’t get mentioned.

One of those cities is Campeche

Campeche Is Affordable, Friendly, and Charming!

Campeche is the capital of the state of Campeche.

And although it isn’t very popular with expats moving to Mexico, it should be! It offers affordable living, warm and sunny weather, friendly people, and a diverse and rich culture.

  • In this video you’ll learn about
  • The history and population of Campeche
  • Neighborhoods in Campeche
  • Rentals in Campeche
  • Getting around Campeche
  • Things to do in and around Campeche
  • The Edza ruins
  • And so much more!
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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.

Reader Interactions


  1. Eric says

    Hi Mariana. THANK YOU so much for putting together this post and the video. I have lived in Merida a couple of times and when I asked about places in Mexico that weren’t inundated with gringoes (yet), someone recommended Campeche and your material practically sold me on it 🙂

    If I plan to stay for a month in January to see if I like it, do you recommend I book the whole month through Airbnb or should I get there and then start looking for a place through local contacts?

    Thanks again for your helpful information!

    • Mariana Lange says

      Glad it was helpful Eric!

  2. Sy says

    Is there an expat center in Campeche?

    • Mariana Lange says

      What do you mean by expat center?

  3. richard sullens says

    hello my wife and i loved the video but we were wondering and hoping that we could find something affordable not in the city but not to far kinda the outskirts of the city and how much it would be for a two bedroom house

  4. Luis Nunez Sanroman says

    Hola Mariana,

    mi esposa y yo pensamos movernos a Mexico pronto (vivimos en Connecticut) y habiamos pensado Merida pero hace poco estuve viendo videos de Campeche y se ve que es una ciudad pequena y segura. Yo soy de Boca del Rio,Veracruz y mi esposa es de aqui (Connecticut) vivimos por un tiempo en Boca del Rio (donde nos conocimos) pero se a puesto algo inseguro (por eso nos venimos a USA). Donde podemos contactar para cotizar “mudanza” de USA a Mexico?


    Luis Nunez

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hola Luis!
      Gracias por tu mensaje. Con gusto te podemos conectar con nuestras recomendaciones de empresas para mudanza internacional.
      Cuando compras la guia,
      se te da acceso inmediato a nuestro directorio de contactos por todos Mexico. Incluyendo empresas de mudanzas.

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