Puebla, Mexico – City Guide for Nomads and Expats

Puebla is in a scenic mountainous region about 120 km southeast of Mexico City.

It is the fourth-largest city in Mexico and is the home of mole, a popular Mexican sauce. 

POPULATION: 1,500,000


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RENT AN APARTMENT IN PUEBLA

$400-$500. For $500 you can get a small and modest 2 bedroom or a nice 1 bedroom apartment. Stay near Cholula (SEE NIGHTLIFE), a neighbourhood about 15 km away from downtown Puebla.

 

NIGHTLIFE IN PUEBLA

7/10 (Only addresses Cholula)

The city is also known for its nightlife, but nightlife in Puebla only exists Thursday-Sunday. A good nightlife scene can be found in Cholula as well, but some the clubs (and some of the people) are a bit stuck-up. However, there’s a lot of choice and you’re sure to find something suited to your personality.

I recommend: BambukosThe link is a poor video, but it gives you a good idea of the music and atmosphere.

 

SAFETY IN PUEBLA

Safe in downtown Puebla and in Cholula. I’ve heard the outskirts of the city are dangerous, but I heard it from rich Poblanas who have probably never been within 10 km.

 

COST OF LIVING IN PUEBLA 

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 $987 USD/month to live in Puebla, Mexico

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FINAL THOUGHTS

A charming city that requires future visits.


OVERALL RATING: 6.5/10


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