With Mexico’s historic election results coming in, expats might be wondering what this means for their daily lives. The reality is, despite the political shifts, much of your routine in Mexico will remain unchanged.

Daily Life Remains the Same

You will still wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. The quest for the best exchange rate will continue, and the peso will keep fluctuating. Finding “reasonable and honest” service providers and the best ATM will still be part of your routine. You’ll get your hair cut, dyed, or extended, and nails polished just like before.

Health and Wellness

Yoga classes won’t disappear, and neither will vegan options or organic products from store shelves. You’ll continue to do your shopping, pay your bills, and deal with the same issues paying bills abroad.

Dining and Housing

The search for the best tacos, seafood, and steak at restaurants with great views and affordable prices will go on. Finding affordable rentals will still be a challenge, and the Fideicomiso (land trust hold property in the Restricted Zone) will remain. Your bank may continue to ignore your attempts to pay your honororios, but you will still get around by walking, biking, taking taxis, combis, or colectivos, or putting gas in your vehicle. Taxis will overcharge, and scams will still be present in various forms.

You’ll still ask daily who the best immigration person is. Memberships at Sams, City Club, and Costco will still be required. The weather will likely stay hot until the seasons change. CFE will continue producing electricity, and most will still struggle to understand their consumption, believing they are being overcharged. The RFC will remain confusing for many.

Utilities and Connectivity

Cooking gas deliveries will continue, and the internet will still be available. Sargasso will come and go on the beautiful beaches. You’ll avoid drinking tap water and continue your search for the perfect housekeeper and water delivery service. Your pets will still be welcome in Mexico, and stray animals will continue to be rescued.

Transportation and Safety

Traffic, speed bumps, and bad road conditions will persist. Vehicles will be bought, sold, or rented as usual. Snowbirds will still come and go, and the airport will remain operational. Bikes and motos will still get stolen. The warmth and friendliness of the Mexican people will endure, and Spanish will continue as the national language.

Community and Social Life

Tourists will keep coming and spending money, and foreigners will continue to seek residency. Health insurance will still be expensive. You’ll still feed the parking meters. Expat groups on Facebook will continue to be valuable sources of information.


In summary, life for expats in Mexico will go on much as it always has. While elections may bring changes at the political level, the everyday aspects of living in Mexico will stay remarkably consistent.