Mexico City - Post Report Question and Answers

Morale among expats:

Generally high. - Jul 2013

Generally good. Although many sometimes find the traffic and the way people drive here in Mexico to be frustrating. - Jan 2013

High. - Jan 2013

It depends if they are retirees or people on a 2-year tour. Usually people like/love it, but there are a few grumpy ones (I have not quite figure out why!). - May 2012

All over the map. Since this is a big globalized city, the expat community is not cohesive. - Apr 2011

Morale is up and down in waves. You hate it or you love it. To make your stay bearable, associate with positive people. - Apr 2010

Not bad, you make your bed. - Feb 2010

Mixed, but most are reasonably happy. Obviously a lot depends on the attitude you bring. The driving, nagging concern about crime, and general hustle bustle of a major metropolis can wear you down. That is why it's key to find ways to escape whether it be to a favorite neighborhood for the afternoon, or to a local colonial town for the weekend. - Jan 2010

If you embrace Mexico City, you love it. You have to open up to it, and hang out with positive people who like it, too. Some can get down about it, but we loved it. - Mar 2009

First timers seem helpless at times. More seasoned expats seem to recognize that at least if you try to speak Spanish, people are more willing to help. - Nov 2008

Embassy American community - OK to low. Non-embassy American community - relatively high. Non-American community - high. - Oct 2008

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