retiring in mexico for american retire person?

if i wish to retire in mexico what do they have to offer!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Inland Mexico offers a fine temperate climate and towns where there is a sense of community. The central plazas are often lively places that people visit during there evening strolls. Many places have cultural activities, usually at little or no cost.

    The largest concentration of American expats is not in San Miguel de Allende, but inthe Guadalajara area includung small towns along the north shore of Lake Chapala.

    The coastal towns of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta have fairly large expat populations.

    In addition to SMA, other colonial cities draw expats. Morelia, Queretaro and Merida are among them. In these places among the fine architecture, there is a strong feeling of old Mexico.

    An ex-pat living in Lerdo, Durango has a website full of info.

    On his directory page you'll find links to pages of fun stuff on the left and useful info on the right.

    http://rollybrook.com/Page%20Directory.htm

    For an intererst story with a laugth at the end, take alook at his page on making pinata.

    http://rollybrook.com/pinatas.htm

    Like me, Rolly is a regular at

    http://thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/categories.cfm?c...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First, let's talk money. All of Mexico is a lot cheaper than the U.S., but the mainland is a lot cheaper than Baja. I live in La Paz and I'm sometimes a bit amazed by the prices here; many things (such as restaurants and clothes) are almost as expensive as in, for example, California. Other things are relatively cheaper, but housing is the one thing that's much much so. I rent a fairly big 2 BDR for $250/mo. Land is cheap too.

    Cabo San Lucas is more expensive than La Paz.

    As for climate, most of southern Baja is as hot as hell. Air conditioning is a partial solution, but you pretty much trapped indoors from July to November. Many inland cities are much cooler - among them are Puebla, Dolores Hidalgo, and San Cristobál - it snows in the last-mentioned.

    Do you like be or live by Americans? If so, you'd like Baja more, generally speaking. San Miguel de Allende is the only inland city that I know of with a large American community.

    If you want more info, write me at mangomanocr@yahoo.com

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well Guadalajara is a good place to start. can offer you everything like too many people, too many cars and almost like living in New York with the building here. Again it can offer you anything as long as you do not mind the crowds. Rents vary but like the previous writer said you can eat in LA for the same price. Property taxes are extremely low as well as gas and electricity. Gasoline for cars are higher in Mexico than the US. You must get permission to live here with FM2 or FM3 and prove you can afford and not be a burden to Mexico. Medical can be purchased for around $300 and covers you 100%.

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  • White
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    1 decade ago

    It depends on what you like.

    If you like lots of cultural activities (such as historic sites, archaeological ruins, concerts, museums, etc.) you should look for info about Guanajuato, Oaxaca or San Miguel de Allende.

    If you like Golf, I suggest you retire in Cabo San Lucas.

    If you like Nature and ecoturism you should get info on Chiapas.

    If you want nice beaches that are not that touristic go to Nayarit, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta or Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

    Big City feel without the crowds: Puebla, Queretaro or Cuernavaca.

    Nice weather all year round: Tequisquiapan, Cuautla, Cocoyoc or Cuernavaca.

    Hope this helps!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Look into San Miguel de Allende. I used to live there. Beautiful, artistic, safe, lots of English speakers, highly cultured/historical area.

    I rented the top floor of a house for US $300 per month. This included cable, phone, a live-in maid (downstairs) and I was 3 blocks from the center of town. Fireplace, beautiful tile everywhere, biggest bathroom and tiled tub I've seen in my life . . .

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  • 1 decade ago

    Look into San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MEXICO. Lots of retired foreigners there (for a reason).

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  • 4 years ago

    Renting a house it´s much more expensive you don´t want to live in a place where you pay 60-150 dolars. A decent house would be like 250-300.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Acapulco

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