Street scene in Mexico City

There are now more digital nomads in Mexico than ever before. 

Retirees from the US and Canada have historically been the largest group of immigrants to the country. Since 2021 however, Mexico has been flooded with younger digital nomads and remote workers from all over the world. 

Why so many digital nomads now?

The numbers of digital nomads and remote workers has increased in general. The covid pandemic is a major contributor. When corporate employees and employers realized that their businesses could survive while their staff worked from home, it planted a seed.

Employees working from home realized they could work from anywhere as long as they have an internet connection. So why do it from a cold kitchen in Canada or the UK, when you can do it from a sunny balcony in an exotic location?

Others, after spending months locked in their houses, decided that they really wanted a life of freedom. So they chose to leave their jobs altogether. Becoming self-employed or finding online work allows them to be location independent. 

Digital nomads in Mexico

A major reason that Mexico is popular with them is the lower cost of living. As a result, the real estate market is now booming to meet demand from immigrants and investors. Consequently, housing prices are rising. That said, housing is still cheaper for most North American and European immigrants. 

Finally, Mexico has a solid reputation as a charming country, welcoming to visitors. Its warm climate, beautiful cities, stunning coastline, and famous gastronomy are all reasons for its popularity. There are many more reasons to move to Mexico in our article: 10 Simple Reasons to Move to Mexico.

Popular destinations in Mexico

The Riviera Maya is one of the most attractive destinations in Mexico. However, places like Mexico City, Oaxaca and Merida are also gaining popularity. Mexico City has world-class facilities for remote workers, yet a lower cost of living than other comparable North American cities. Oaxaca is more suited to digital nomads who are attracted to an alternative lifestyle and more rustic living. Merida and Puebla are historical cities with rich culture, a solid infrastructure and good quality of life.

Immigration options for remote workers

Many digital nomads pass through Mexico, staying for a few months. For those who want to stay longer than six months or return often, temporary residency is a good idea. It is also relatively straightforward to obtain. The economic solvency basis would be the most suitable for digital nomads with savings or a high enough monthly income. Read about the details in our article: Mexican Residency in a Nutshell

Are you a digital nomad interested in living in Mexico?

If you are a digital nomad or remote worker and interested in spending more than 180 days in Mexico, contact us. We can advise you on locations suited to your needs. We offer immigration services in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras, Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mérida, San Miguel de Allende, Puebla and Mexico City.

Contact us at info@immigrationtomexico.