Live or Retire in Mexico Expatriate Excellence Quiz

To Live or Retire in Mexico or Not
That is The Question

Is Mexico right for me?

Not everyone should live or retire in Mexico.

Now available only on! A quick two-part quiz that will help you to find out if you are among the few, the brave, the crazy who might like it here.

Live or Retire in Mexico Expatriate Excellence Quiz

In Part One below we will analyze your personality to see if you are a good fit to live or retire in Mexico.

Part One:

Which of the following adjectives describe you? Choose all that fit your personality. We suggest that you write them down on a piece of paper so that you don’t forget your answers.

Type “A”
A planner
Control freak
Hard working
Safety conscious

In Part Two we will analyze your coping style to see if living or retiring in Mexico would be a good fit for you. Again, we recommend that you note your answers on a piece of paper.

Part Two:

1. When you live or retire in Mexico will you be independently wealthy or if not, do you like working six days a week?

2. Would you agree with the statement, “It has to be my way or the highway?”

3. Do you often say, “Oh, however it works out is fine with me”?

4. Do you have to have your favorite brand of snack food (as in, there are no substitutes for your treat)?

5. Are occasional cold showers alright with you?

6. Can you take it in stride when the telephone company changes your service without telling you, then charges you a fee to cancel the new service?

7. Once you live or retire in Mexico, if the washing machine delivery man calls to say that he’ll be there in about 15 minutes then comes 5 hours later will you blow a gasket?

8. Can you easily navigate uneven surfaces?

Now it’s time to score your personal quiz.

The above survey is “scientifically” designed to help you determine if you would like to live or retire in Mexico and is completely “serious” of course.

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  2. Julia Taylor Jun 26

    So, did you pass?

  3. Natalie Aug 7

    This could also be, “Should you marry a Mexican?”
    hahaha. My husband and I are a great example of opposites attract. I am beginning to realize that many of our opposites are culture related. I didn’t pass the quiz, but I still want to move to Mexico. Am I setting myself up for disaster?? 🙂

  4. Julia Taylor Aug 7


    You are right. I wonder if you would like living in Mexico. Why not? You love your husband, right? You’d probably love a whole bunch of neighbors who have similar habits, beliefs, and values! BUT heed the quiz. Set yourself up for success by knowing what you are getting into. My best advice: Learn that YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER ANYTHING except yourself. If you can make peace with that, you’ll be fine.

    Regards, Julia

  5. Patti Aug 20

    So, if I scored a ‘total’ of 12, does it matter if I was one over and one under minimum?

  6. Julia Taylor Aug 24


    I wouldn’t take it too seriously. If you can, I recommend that you visit Mexico a lot on extended visits before you decide to move there.

    Regards, Julia

  7. Bola Nov 4

    I’m a young nigerian, energetic, and hard working man. I am about to move to mexico to live and to work there I Want to find out about accommodation and jobs in Mexico for a starter like me. I just graduated from the University. Will Mexico be a good option for me? Thanks!

  8. Julia Taylor Nov 7


    Congratulations on the completion of your degree. I wish you the best of luck.

    Honestly, it can be hard to find a stable, well-paying job in Mexico. I don’t want to discourage you because it’s worth a try if you are really up for an adventure. I would recommend that you start in Guadalajara, Mexico City, or Queretaro. If you want to work in tourism, then choose a coastal city, such as Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, etc.

    Good luck!

    Julia C Taylor

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