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Moving to

You’re probably leaving your home to live a new chapter, learn, meet, evolve… Well, CDMX is a great destination for that! With more than 21 million inhabitants, Mexico City is a very cosmopolitan city.

Forget about what you’ve been used to, because CDMX is about to surprise you in any kind of way! It’s not just El Día de los Muertos and tacos… oh no! It’s also the heritage of ancient cultures, a unique diversity of colourful architecture, a crazy variety of cuisines and a mind-blowing mix of natural wonders and modern development.

Professional, digital nomad, exchange student… you’ll be more than fine there! But first things first, you need to know where you want to live! Let us show you CDMX’s 3 most popular neighbourhoods to live in. Then we’ll tell you how to find a room to rent in Mexico City.

Mexico City's best neighbourhoods to live in

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. Nightlife in Mexico City. Streets of the center with blurred people, bars, restaurants and cafes.

La Condesa

El lugar favorito de los extranjeros

La Condesa is the most popular commune to live in for foreigners in Mexico City. Safe, central dynamic and cosmopolitan, it’s a great area to meet people and go out. There, you will find the largest choice of restaurants, bars, nightlife spots  and see all kinds of events. Because of all the universities around the area, La Condesa is students’ and young foreigners’ favorite neighborhood to rent a room.

Average monthly rent for a room: 305$USD

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Coyocan

An artsy and relaxed lifestyle

Not as “touristic” as La Condesa, people love Coyoacan for its relaxed lifestyle and its taste of Mexican culture. Colourful, artsy and traditional it’s like a little town in the city. It has of everything: great restaurants, museums, flowery squares, touristic sights and good spots to hang out with your friends. So if you’re looking for an artsy and chill neighbourhood to live in, Coyoacan is your go-to area!

Average monthly rent for a room: 220$USD

Polanco

The modern high-class district

Polanco is probably the best place to live in if you’re a professional. With a high concentration of office towers and headquarters, the area is always dynamic during the week. If you’re a foodie, you’ll be more than satisfied with the huge offer of international restaurants. It also has its fair share of museums, galleries, parks and activities. However, public transportation is pretty limited around Polanco.

Average monthly rent for a room: 435$USD

How to find an accommodation to rent in Mexico City?

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1. Know what you are looking for

Mexico has a lot to offer. Before searching, know your budget and the neighbourhoods that correspond to your needs. You should try to live close to your university/office to save money and time on transportation.
For example, do you like to party or prefer a quieter area? It should influence your decision. Regardless, all the options above are good choices.
Once you know what you’re looking for, you can go check different options.

2. Ask your friends & Facebook groups

Do you know someone who has lived in Mexico city before? People you know are the most reliable source of information in that case. So ask them for the contact information of their house and they can tell you their firsthand experience with the house.

Also, try Facebook groups like ‘Rooms CDMX’ or similar terms and you will find several options of accommodation to rent in Santiago. But be careful if you pay in advance, there are numerous scams.

You can also come and sleep for a week in a hostel to discover options in person. We’ll be here to help!

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3. Search with VICO

VICO = Shared Housing (VIviendas COmpartidas). It’s a shared house or apartment. They are multicultural residences with shared common spaces such as a kitchen and living room. VICOs are close to strategic points. They are places to find a new family abroad. So they are ideal for foreigners looking for a friendly atmosphere.

Search on our platform getvico.com or give us your contact details and we will get in touch with several good options for you. We personally visit each of these VICOs, take pictures and collect information about the accommodation to ensure quality and safety.

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