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Top 10 Benefits of Retiring in Mexico

by Alice Genes

Living by the beach is a dream for many people, but the costs associated with it can be terrifying at times. Purchasing a waterfront property and enjoying a high standard of life can be near to impossible in countries such as the U.S. or Canada.

However, living in Mexico can be a very good solution to live better and balance your costs at the same time. Besides that, this country has plenty of other advantages that may convince you to leave your old lifestyle and retire by the beach.

#1 – There are literally thousands of options when it comes to buying property in Mexico – from very cheap to luxury, there are numerous homes and condos to choose from. You can actually purchase a property for under $75,000, something that you are less likely to find in the U.S. or Canada. Even though the prices of properties in Mexico have risen in the recent years, the houses here are still cheaper than in many other countries.

#2 – Quality health care at affordable prices – it is a known fact that health care in Mexico is less expensive than in the U.S., but this does not mean that you will benefit from poor services. Actually, the health care system in Mexico is well-appointed, so you will be able to enjoy world-class health services at a fraction of the price. The Mexican medical system has recently been ranked on par with that of the U.S, but you will notice savings of up to 70% on medical services in this country.

#3 – Low cost of living – If you decide to live in Mexico, you will soon notice savings in about all your regular expenses, including utility bills, groceries, large-ticket purchases, group outings and more. You will be finally able to allow for some splurging every month, a thing that is quite impossible to do for many people who are retired in the U.S. or Canada.

#4 – An increasingly developing infrastructure – forget all about the wobbly buses you used to see in the movies. This is just an old stereotype in modern Mexico and even though there may be areas where you may feel like being on an adventure, the majority of the areas are now featuring modern shopping centers, new bridges, excellent roads, modern express ways and marinas, making life easy and convenient, just like in the U.S.

#5 – Proximity to the beaches – Mexico is renowned for its impeccable beaches that stretch out for miles and miles. Even if you are not a beach person, this is still something worth considering, as you may rent your condo or home during peak season.

#6 – Perfect climate almost year-round – living in Mexico means that you will not face harsh winters. Not only is this pleasant for the day-by-day life, but it will also allow you to save plenty of money when it comes to heating bills. In some of the regions of Mexico, especially in the southern ones, you will not actually need to heat your home, regardless of the season.

#7 – The warmth of the Mexican people – it may seem incredible to us that people can be so close together, be it because of family ties or simple friendships. The feeling that one belongs to a community is very intense in Mexico and this is why many people choose to retire there. There is actually nothing quite like the Mexican local celebrations, festivals and fiestas, so if you love this kind of things, Mexico is the right place for you.

#8 – Living in a bilingual environment – even though the expat communities in Mexico are quite large and you don’t actually need to learn Spanish in order to live there, living in a country that does not have English as a principal language is a completely different experience. If you want to take full advantage of this opportunity and immerse completely in the Mexican culture, learning Spanish is something that you may actually enjoy.

#9 – The feeling of a continuous vacation – this is something that many people wish for since their youth. Spending your retirement years in Mexico will most likely provide you with a sense of quietness that you haven’t experienced since childhood. If you are not sure about this, try to spend a few weeks in Mexico before making a decision and you will understand what this is all about.

#10 – Exquisite food – finally, you don’t need to be a fan of Mexican food to know that the delicacies of this cuisine are among the best in the word, which is another reason for which you will enjoy living in Mexico.


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