Living in Morelia Will Amaze You

Morelia is the capital city in the state of Michoacan.

And even though it isn’t the most popular place to retire in Mexico, I want to show you why you should consider it! It’s one of the best places to live in the central highlands of Mexico. And it is also one of the cheapest places to retire in the world!

But just because it is affordable doesn’t mean it isn’t also a world-class city. It’s beautiful, has great weather, and is full of rich culture!

In this video, we break down

  • The history of Morelia
  • Neighborhoods in Morelia
  • Cost of Living in Morelia
  • Rental Examples in Morelia
  • Utilities in Morelia
  • Things to do around Morelia
  • and so much more!

Check out what living in Morelia is truly like in our latest video

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. Kenneth Flood says

    thank you for all your videos

    • Mariana Lange says

      it’s my pleasure!

  2. Gerald and Rachel McChesney says

    Hola Mariana and thanks for the great video on Morelia, very informative and well done! My wife and I will begin our expat life in Mexico late year, initially we found Queretaro to “check all our boxes”, We visited recently fo a week and it was an enjoyable trip, however Morelia is of some interest. We have heard that Morelia is prettier and has a little less air quality issues. True?My wife love the fact that Q had H.E. B. grocery stores and good health care facilities. Would you be as kind as to give your valued opinion on Q vs Morelia? THANKS!!

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      • Mariana Lange says

        I signed you up 😀

  3. Julian Vasquez says

    Hola Mariana. Loved your video, and now, I can’t wait to visit Morelia.
    My Texas siblings and I have been traveling to Michoacán since 2012. We frequent Nahuatzen, close to Cheran because my brother-in-law inherited his parents’ home there.
    As a third generation Mexican American with no known relatives in Mexico, the only place in Mexico we visited long ago was The Basilica in Mexico City.
    Now, we are avid visitors to Mexico, however, we avoid the tourist traps of Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and the like.
    Instead, we have been visiting Pueblos Magicos, like Taxco, Valle de Bernal, Santa Clara del Cobre, Patzcuaro & the island of Janitzio, to name a few.
    We’ve joined forces with a tour agency that flies us to Mexico City. From there, we board a tour bus and we visit these fascinating magical towns.
    This October we will be touring Pueblos Majicos in Michoacán including the Chistmas town of Tlalpujahua, then to Morelia. We’ll revisit Santa Clara del Cobre & Janitzio, then to Guadalajara where we’ll tour Lake Chapala, Ajijic and Tequila.
    This group of Mexican Americans from Austin and San Antonio has changed plans of travel to Europe because simply put, we are so impressed by the beauty, rich history and the absolutely warm people of Mexico. It’s no wonder so many folks from the U.S. and Canada are moving to Mexico. I think I will sell my home in Austin and consider moving to Mexico, también!

    • Mariana Lange says

      How wonderful! Your plans sound solid and I’m happy that you’re traveling to lesser known areas that are just as beautiful. Enjoy your travels 😊

  4. Scott says

    Thank you very much for sharing lots of details. I am thinking of moving there and have met a nice lady. Thank you again

    • Mariana Lange says

      Nice! Congrats on finding love.

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