Moving to Guadalajara, Mexico Transformed Her Life!

Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, is one of Mexico’s largest cities and arguably one of the most popular amongst our audience. 

Guadalajara on the map
Guadalajara on the map

With a population of about 2 million, the Guadalajara metroplex has everything you could want in a city. Museums, cultural events, foodie restaurants, parks, events, and a good range of housing options. 

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Learn how Shakira’s life was transformed after moving to Guadalajara, Mexico.

Plus, its location at about 5100 feet above sea level makes its weather one of the more pleasant ones year-round in Mexico. Summer averages are in the mid- to high 80s during daylight hours and down to the 60s at night.

Living in Guadalajara has transformed her life
Living in Guadalajara has transformed her life

It’s a perfect city for those who enjoy the sunshine but don’t want to be baking in the summer heat all day long. This makes for enjoyable walks and outdoor activities.

And that’s exactly how Shakira says she enjoys most of her days living in Guadalajara. With a lot of walking, exploring her new city, and integrating into her new life in Mexico. 

Walking a lot in Guadalajara has helped Shakira lose weight without trying
Walking a lot in Guadalajara has helped Shakira lose weight without trying

In our latest video, she shares 

  • How she lost 40lbs without really trying and crediting the Mexican lifestyle with access to fresh foods at an affordable price year round. 
  • Her advice for anyone looking to move to Guadalajara or Mexico in general
  • How she moved as a single woman, and whether she feels safe in Mexico alone
  • Her high-level cost of living in Guadalajara, including her 18,000 Peso rental in a nice condo (about $1,100 USD) in a secure and vibrant neighborhood in Guadalajara
  • How she had to learn what things really cost to avoid overpaying for some things.
  • What she has learned since living in Guadalajara 
  • Getting by while still learning Spanish
  • And so much more!

Her words exactly are, “Take the leap… jump. do it! You’ll be fine trust me. If the instinct is there for you to do it, do it sooner.”

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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