Retire To Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Like The Best Of Southern California (At Prices Even The Not Rich Or Famous Can Afford)

Feb. 8, 2012, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, offer Pacific coast lifestyle and retirement options that are like the best of southern California but dramatically more affordable.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Leaving the Puerto Vallarta airport our most recent visit to this part of the world, we knew right away that we were back in North America. Alongside the highway, we saw Wal-Mart, Home Depot, a mega-grocery store, Domino's Pizza...

"Can we go to Wal-Mart?!" asked young Jackson enthusiastically from the back seat.

Jack's experience of places like Wal-Mart to this point in his life has been limited to our annual Christmas visits to Baltimore, where my family lives. To him, Wal-Mart is a special treat, along with Toys "R" Us and Best Buy. The truth is, places like these are a special treat for me, too.


Live, Retire & Invest In Mexico

The World’s Most Romantic Oceanside Retirement

Feb. 7, 2012, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico: Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, offer perhaps the most romantic Pacific coast retirement options in the world.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Early in the morning," writes Correspondent Lauren Stanley, "joggers and dog-walkers are the only ones on the malecón, the seaside boardwalk separating the white-sand beach from the cobblestoned street with its row of shops. Often there is a slight haze in the air, softening the Pacific's blue and blurring the sharp edges of the high-rises seen in the distance, across the bay.

"At this hour here in the Romantic Zone, the only sounds are the waves as they curl onshore and the occasional whoosh of a passing vehicle. The row of whimsical bronze sculptures along the malecón--among them a boy riding a seahorse, a couple in love, and (my favorite) pillow-headed figures climbing a ladder to the sky--are their only company. This is not an early-rising city, and the shops and restaurants are still closed. Their enticing displays--gem-studded jewelry, gaily colored ceramics, chic beachwear, and more--will be available later, as the city wakes up.


Retire To Latin America

Top Pacific Coast Retirement Options Compared

Feb. 6, 2012, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico: The world’s top Pacific coast retirement options include beach areas in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Of these, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is the most developed Pacific coastal retirement choice.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

As I've been reminding you over the past month or so, an important part of our editorial agenda this year is making comparisons, drawing out the advantages and the downsides of the world's top retirement havens for 2012.

Today, in that spirit, let's consider Pacific coastal options...

If this is the retirement lifestyle you're in the market for, your search will lead you to choices in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, and Mexico.


Investment In Nicaragua Or Panama

Shopping For A Beach Rental Investment—Nicaragua Versus Panama

Feb. 5, 2012, Panama City, Panama: If you’re shopping for a beach rental investment overseas, Panama should be at the top of your list.

Also This Week: Behind The Scenes At Live And Invest Overseas…Our Favorite Panama City Taxi Driver Speaks The Truth…Life On A Sand Dab In The Caribbean Sea…Big Surprise At The End Of This Jetway…

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

One of our Personal Consulting clients got in touch this week. Lief and I have been working with this client for some months, helping him to consider options for where he might plan for his eventual retirement overseas. This week, though, he wanted to speak about a new agenda. He has a lump sum of capital that he wants to move out of the States.

But where to put it?


Real Estate In Arizona, Vs Colombia

Tucson Cheaper Than Medellin? Maybe So, But…

Feb. 3, 2012, Panama City, Panama: When considering options for living or investing overseas, it’s important to remember all costs, both costs of living and of real estate, and to compare apples to apples.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Property is cheaper in Tucson than in Medellin...or so a reader wrote this week to assure us.

Specifically, this reader wrote to explain that you can find an apartment for as little as US$60 per square foot in a middle-class Tucson neighborhood. So why should he (or anyone) get excited about prices in Medellin, which we quote as low as US$93 per square foot.

The reader continued to tell us that, in his estimation, the cost of living in Tucson (where he's living now) is comparable to that in Cuenca (where he has spent time).


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Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

Her book, How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books.

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