Guadalajara, Mexico – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

If you like fountains look no further, because Guadalajara has them in spades.

It also has many beautiful women, parks, plazas, and churches for the tourist to sink his/her teeth into. It also offers great tequila tours a short drive away, cool nightspots, elegant museums and art galleries, and wonderful cuisine.

POPULATION: 1,500,000


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RENT AN APARTMENT IN GUADALAJARA

Put aside about $500 for an apartment in Chapultepec. It’s worth it.

 

NIGHTLIFE IN GUADALAJARA

9/10

Nightlife in Guadalajara is concentrated in the Chapultepec and Zapopan districts. It’s not hard to find something you’ll like. If you don’t have long in the city, hit Chapultepec. There are many bars and clubs that are busy on the weekend. If you have some time in the city, branch out to Zapopan and Centro.

I recommend: Bananas is a good place to pop your Guadalajara cherry. Get comfortable here, and then move on to some of the bigger and badder nightclubs in Zapopan and Chapultepec where the girls with knock your socks off and get yer c*ocks off. Be sure to dress like an adult though, it’s important to look dapper here. If you’re willing to drop the backpacker style and speak some basic Spanish, Lola Lolita is a good place to pick up women.

 

IS GUADALAJARA SAFE?

Guadalajara is a reasonably safe city. Usually crime against tourists is limited to purse snatching or pickpocketing. Still, don’t make a habit of walking long distances at night, especially in and around Centro.

 

COST OF LIVING IN GUADALAJARA

The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.

*Figures are listed in USD

 

You’ll need a minimum of $1020 USD/month to live in Guadalajara, Mexico

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FINAL THOUGHTS

Stay longterm in Guadalajara if you can, you’ll get more out of it. It’s a very well-designed and liveable city. For me, at first it just felt like any other city, but if you take some time to build a social circle and explore more of the city, I imagine you won’t want to leave. We often sing the praises of Mexican women on this website. You’ll see why if you go to Guadalajara

OVERALL RATING: 8.5/10

 

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