Mexico City

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👥 Population: 9 million

🕑 Time Zone: UTC -6

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🌞 Weather
🚈 Getting around
🧭 Where to live
🏠 Temporary accommodation
🍏 Groceries
📼 Travel remotely
👩‍💻 Work space

Mexico City is the largest and capital city of Mexico. Geographically it is one of the largest cities in the world, and population wise it is the largest in North America. It is the centre of commerce and culture for the country, and features a vibrant, energetic lifestyle with plenty to see and do for every kind of person.

Weather

Mexico City's climate is subtropical with consistently warm to hot weather throughout the year, and two seasons: dry and rainy. There is some variation to other subtropical cities in the world due to its elevation, meaning that some areas are dryer or wetter than others. Average yearly temperature is 20°C.

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Getting around

Uber available

✅ yes as well as Cabify and local taxis

From airport

Mexico City International Airport

Bus: With Metrobus it takes 30 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at Mex$30.

Train: With Mexico City Metro it takes 50 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at Mex$5.

Car rentals: Car rental options

Method: Bus, Metrobus, Metro, Aerotren (train), taxi

Within

Methods: Metro, trams (Trolebús), bus, metrobus, microbus

Where to live

Roma/La Condesa: Two, different but similar neighbourhoods next to each other. Good for first timers, energetic and hip. Many restaurant and shopping options and healthy nightlife.

Coyoacán: Local feel, good for budget-conscious travellers. Good for people interested in art and culture.

Polanco: More affluent and has luxury establishments. Good for shopping. Popular suburb for expats to move, especially with families.

Temporary accommodation

Airbnb

Website

A 1 bedroom place typically costs between Mex$7,000 and Mex$20,000 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between Mex$9,000 and Mex$25,000 per month.

Groceries

Markets

La Central de Abastos

La Merced

Mercado de la Nueva Viga (for fish and seafood)

Mercado San Juan (meat)

Supermarkets

Superama

La Comer

Chedraui

Convenience stores

OXXO

SIX

Circle K

7-Eleven

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Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space

Homework

Prices are from Mex$2,500 per month plus tax.