What Millennials Do For Fun, Mexico
Millennials in Mexico enjoy using social media, going out for dancing and drinking at bars, visiting street bands and embracing new technology and new fads. The more affluent millennials have taken to adopting luxurious lifestyles by visiting high-end luxury hotels and spending lavishly on their pets.
USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Millennials in Mexico are avid social media users. It is reported that nearly all millennials in the country use social media. Social media is a means of discovering, generating, sharing and communicating their interests to other people within their social circles. It is noted that social media is not only a means of communication but also a key part in the life of a millennial Mexican as it is used as a form of social currency.
The leading social media platforms for millennials in Mexico are WhatsApp at 35%, YouTube at 33% and Facebook at 29%. Millennials in Mexico are drawn to the fact that social media can be used as a means to get famous in the future. They are not shy about sharing details on their personal lives and most people generally share the good, the bad and the unimportant through their accounts.
Communication is not only through words but also through pictures. They take selfies and several pictures capturing their daily affairs and matters of relevance to them. Through the use of social media, they have also been trend-setters and have helped shape societal decisions today.
VISITING BARS and street bands
Mexicans are very social people, both millennials and the older and younger generations. Millennials take to bars and clubs to drink and to dance as a form of entertainment and as a way of socializing with their friends. Millennials also visit markets and streets that play live bands, for example, El Chopo market. Mexico City also has a vibrant gay, lesbian and drag clubs and bars scene. Due to its crazy nightlife, there are clubs that cater to people's needs depending on their individuality.
In line with this activity, they have now embraced traditional drinking habits such as drinking pulque, which is a national drink that is hand-crafted and is said to have aphrodisiac qualities.
LIVING FOR TODAY
Mexicans are big on modern trends and they are keen to take up anything that is new today. From new smartphones to new motorbikes. There is often a need for instant gratification among millennials in Mexico.
They are keen to embrace new styles of music and fashion. They embrace whatever is trending at that moment, from Goth styles to Emo styles and other eclectic fashion choices. Millennials have also embraced non-traditional forms of music such as punk and house.
The Museum of Memes is another way through which millennials have embraced the modern culture. Museo Del Meme showcases memes that would be appreciated by millennials who consider them as a form of art. The museum showcases memes everything about memes, from the very first memes to the recent memes.
Experts have noted that there is a rise of affluent millennials in Mexico City. These millennials have taken to enjoying the finer things that Mexico has to offer. From art center visits to culinary experiences, affluent Mexicans are drawn to the high-end lifestyle.
Lifestyle resorts have come up in recent years to cater to this demographic. The hotels blend recent technology, Mexican culture, and more common vintage designs to attract their clients. They also drawn to beach festivals that are in proximity to these hotels.
With a rise in income and level of education, higher class Mexicans have taken up to keeping pets. This is also due to the fact that this population have put off childbearing to later ages and therefore have fewer children to care for. According to the Mexican Association of Pet Food Producers AC, on average 50% of homes in Mexico have at least one pet.
Millennials are now buying expensive accessories and toys for their dogs. They are also taking these dogs to restaurants where they have snacks made by chefs. This is a cultural shift from what was previously where dogs were chained on rooftops. Pets are now considered to be part of the family and children in the family are also tasked with caring for pets as part of their responsibilities.