Mexico City for Digital Nomads

Your Ultimate Guide to Remote Work in Mexico City

Great destination for:

🚵‍♀️ adventure | 🎨 culture | 🌳 nature | 🥾 hiking&walking | 😌 wellness | 🍸 nightlife | 🏙️ city break | 🍔 food & drink | 😎 great for singles | 😎😎 great for couples | 🚼 child-friendly | 🏳️‍🌈 lgbtq-friendly | 🚶‍♀️safe for solo travellers

Why workation in Mexico City:

  • Cultural richness and vibrant atmosphere
  • Thriving digital nomad community
  • Abundance of affordable coworking spaces

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ”Mexican people are so friendly and I never had any safety issues. Definitely will be back in the future.”

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⌚ Time difference UTC -6 hours
📶 Average internet speed Very Fast 81 Mb/s
💉 Recommended travel vaccinations Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Typhoid.
🧭 Travel Advice (U.S. Department of State) ⬜ Other

The local vibe in Mexico City

Mexico City hums with a raw, energetic pulse, its streets alive with a constant hustle. Markets overflow with vendors peddling everything from spicy street snacks to handmade trinkets. Mariachi bands serenade diners in smoky cantinas, while families gather in bustling plazas to enjoy simple pleasures. Traffic roars amidst a chaotic symphony of honking horns and revving engines. Amidst the urban sprawl, vibrant street art adds a splash of color to the concrete jungle. Despite its challenges, there's an undeniable charm that draws you into the heartbeat of this bustling metropolis.

Pros & Cons of Mexico City for digital nomads

Pros Cons
✅ Affordable cost of living ❌ Safety concerns in certain areas
✅ High-quality internet access ❌ Variable air quality
✅ Rich recreational and cultural activities ❌ Seasonal weather variations can be extreme
✅ Mild climate conditions overall ❌ High population density and urban crowding
✅ Welcoming community and ease of socializing ❌ Concerns with road safety
✅ Positive business environment ❌ Language barriers for non-Spanish speakers
✅ Good healthcare quality ❌ Smoking prevalence in public places
✅ Safety for diverse groups ❌ Complex political climate and variable freedom of speech

Our favorite cafés with good Wi-Fi & workspaces

All cafés recommended by us are certified laptop-friendly.

#1 choice
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Blend Station Condesa

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.5) – Google reviews

Free Wi-Fi

Plenty of plugs

Relaxed atmosphere

Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM- 10:00 PM | Sat-Sun: 8:00 AM- 10:00 PM

What to expect when working remotely in Mexico City

Mexico City, the pulsating heart of Mexico, is rapidly becoming a hotspot for digital nomads worldwide. With its unique blend of ancient history and modern-day vibrancy, it's a place where work meets pleasure in the most seamless way imaginable. The city's atmosphere, characterized by its lively streets, rich cultural heritage, and friendly locals, offers a backdrop that fuels creativity and productivity.

For those who thrive in dynamic environments, Mexico City's coworking spaces and community vibe present an unparalleled opportunity. These spaces are not just about high-speed internet and a desk; they're about connecting with like-minded individuals, sharing ideas, and finding inspiration in the city's energy. This introduction to Mexico City sets the stage for a deeper exploration into what makes it an appealing destination for digital nomads.

A glimpse of life in Mexico City

What fellow nomads say about Mexico City

"I stayed here for 6 months and I absolutely love Mexico City. The life is comfortable if you stay in the bubbles, namely Roma Norte, Condesa and Polanco, but the living cost has increased 30% since last year, due to the inflation and skyrocketing mexican pesos. Mexican people are so friendly and I never had any safety issues. Definitely will be back in the future."

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Jennifer

"I was here for 10 days and loved it. Rome and La Condesa are the fun places to be, albeit on the more expensive side. I love the city for its parks & nature, for the food, for the culture, and for the nightlife. Parks: there are trees everywhere, even in the most urban streets; the parks are massive and frequent (Chapultepec, Parque Mexico, and Parque Espana are all way bigger than a map makes them appear). Food: the best! $3 street tacos or $120 rooftop patio, incredibly delicious no matter what. The history and culture is so fun, between the Anthropology museum, art galleries, Teotihuacan - I didn't even get into Centro Historico. And the night options are great, with dancing, bars, clubs all widely available. I am looking forward to going back."

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Harper

"I stayed in La Condesa and it was a beautiful neighborhood filled with trees and dogs on a leash of various breeds. Restaurant culture is pretty strong. The best poke bowls I ever had is in here."

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Lara

Daily Budget for Mexico City

Accommodation
Hostel: $10-$30 per night
Guesthouse/Private Room: $20-$50 per night
Hotel: $50-$150 per night
Food and Drinks
Local Eats: $2-$15
International Cuisine: $5-$20
Cocktails at a Bar: $3-$10
Pastries: $2-$5
Transportation
Public Transport: $1-$3 per trip
Taxi/Rideshare (short distance): $3-$15
Bike Rental (daily): $10-$20
Coworking Spaces
Day Pass: $10-$20
Cafe (with Wi-Fi): $5-$15 (minimum spend)
Entertainment and Activities
Museum Entrance: $5-$15
Boat Tour: $20-$50
Miscellaneous
Souvenirs: $5-$20
SIM Card with Data: $5-$15
Total daily budget: $60-$200

Travel tips for exploring Mexico City

How to get there:

The best way to travel to Mexico City is by flying into Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX). From there, you can take a taxi or use ride-hailing apps like Uber or DiDi to reach your accommodation. If you prefer public transportation, the Metro system is convenient and cost-effective.

Greeting phrases:

Common greeting phrases in Mexico include:

  • Buenos días - Good morning
  • Buenas tardes - Good afternoon
  • Buenas noches - Good evening/Good night
  • Hola - Hello
  • Gracias - Thank you

FAQ Mexico City

How crowded is Mexico City?

Mexico City is one of the largest and most populous cities in the world, with an estimated population of over 21 million people in its metropolitan area. It is known for its dense population and bustling streets, especially in the city center and popular tourist areas.


What is the nightlife like in Mexico City?

Mexico City boasts a vibrant nightlife scene that caters to a wide array of tastes and preferences. From trendy bars and nightclubs in neighborhoods like Condesa and Polanco to traditional mariachi music in Plaza Garibaldi, the city offers an eclectic mix of entertainment options that continue well into the early hours of the morning.


What kinds of people can I expect to see in Mexico City?

In Mexico City, you can expect to see a diverse mix of people, including locals from all walks of life, expatriates, and tourists from around the globe. The city is a melting pot of cultures, reflecting its rich history and contemporary global influence.


Are there healthy eating options available in Mexico City?

Yes, Mexico City offers a wide variety of healthy eating options. Many restaurants and eateries focus on organic, locally sourced ingredients, catering to vegetarian, vegan, and health-conscious diets. From traditional Mexican cuisine with a healthy twist to international dishes, you'll find plenty of options to choose from.


Is Mexico City pedestrian-friendly?

While Mexico City is vast and some areas are better explored by car or public transport, many neighborhoods, especially in the city center, are quite pedestrian-friendly. Areas like the Historic Center, Condesa, Roma, and Polanco offer pleasant walking experiences with plenty of sights, shops, and cafes accessible on foot.


Does Mexico City experience frequent power outages? How long do they last?

Power outages in Mexico City are not frequent, and when they do occur, they are usually resolved quickly. Some areas may experience short outages during heavy rainstorms or due to specific technical issues, but these are generally not a common occurrence.


What is the natural environment like in Mexico City?

Mexico City is located in a valley surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, offering a unique natural environment. The city itself has numerous parks and green spaces, such as Chapultepec Park, one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere. However, it's worth noting that air quality can be an issue, particularly during the dry season.


Is it easy to access other destinations from Mexico City?

Yes, Mexico City serves as a major transportation hub, making it easy to access other destinations both within Mexico and internationally. The city's airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, offers numerous flights to global destinations, while extensive road and bus networks provide convenient travel options to nearby cities and tourist attractions.


Map of Mexico City

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Local emergency number 911
Best hospital Hospital Ángeles México | Agrarismo 208, Escandón, 11800 Ciudad de México, CDMX | +52 55 5516 9900
U.S. embassy Paseo de la Reforma 305, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX | +52 55 5080 2000

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