Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

Yes, but us Foreign Service folks are quite adaptable and a bit strange like that. - Apr 2018


Yes, because it satisfied our desire to be closer to family and to save money.Also, the island is a great attraction. - Aug 2016


I doubt it. It worked well for our family at the time. It works well for a couple of people. 1) People who are planning to have a baby in the next two years. Having a spouse evac'd 10 minutes away was much better than being on the other side of the world for 6 months. 2) People with small kids, preschool/nannys are super cheap, and you can find enough things to do for 2 years to keep little people entertained. 3) People who want a PSP light post, the pay isn't as good, but you get extra money and can get out at will, the conditions on the Mexican side are much like a PSP post, except you have to self drive from housing to work, using SMA and having your family in the U.S. is popular, but the employee has to sleep a certain number of nights in Mexico. 4) People who have some reason to be close to the U.S., be it elderly parents, friends' weddings, a spouse/significant other who is working in the U.S. - Aug 2015


No. This place is a social life black hole, unfortunately. The work is great, but outside of 8-5, there's simply nothing to do and nowhere to go. - Feb 2012


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