Monterrey - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

It's relatively small compared to capital cities and Mexicans here tend to be from here so they already have established social circles. It takes a bit longer than usual to make friends, but the people here are very kind and friendly once you get to know them. I think it can be a bit difficult for young singles to meet people. - Feb 2021

Morale could be better. Breaking into the local community can be tough. And those who can’t drive to the border find it restrictive. It’s one of the wealthiest cities in Latin America so lots of people find it costly. - Sep 2018

Small the U.S. Contingent is by far the largest. - Aug 2015

Huge expat community. Don't know about morale, to be honest. - Mar 2014

Fairly sizeable, although not as large as one might expect for a city of this size with such proximity to the US. Many expats left due to the drug violence, which continues to be an issue. - Oct 2012

Large. - Oct 2010

Fairly large. You have to really put yourself out there to meet them, though. People seem to stick with what they know or just keep to themselves. - Jul 2010

Hard to tell - we are kind of on the fray. There are two big expat groups - ASOMO is an American society and Mexpats is more international and young. Mexpats events can get up to 100 or more at a happy hour. I recently heard that there are 28,000 Americans living in Monterrey. - Jan 2008

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