You can make a complex project out of moving to a foreign country. For some people, that’s half the fun.
But many of us want to have all the excitement, savings, and benefits of living overseas… without the complexities of getting there.
Mexico delivers on all counts… there’s no need to go farther afield to find the life you’ve been dreaming of.
I have almost 20 years of experience living overseas in a series of countries from Ecuador, Brazil, and Uruguay to Colombia and now Mexico.
As I began describing yesterday, I believe Mexico is truly a top choice for retiring overseas. Here’s why…
- It’s easy…
Mexico’s a border country, and you can simply drive to your new overseas home as if you were driving to another state or province in your home country.
The immigration process is simple and streamlined, with a quick turnaround if you want to become a resident.
There are lots of English-speaking service providers in Mexico, and millions of English-speaking expats already in residence.
- It’s familiar…
Mexico is the country that’s most-familiar to us, unless you’re going someplace like England… and, for many of us, Mexico is more familiar than England would be.
Most of us have “grown up” with Mexico, starting with TV westerns we saw as kids. And over the years, we’ve embraced Mexican food, Mexican phrases, and Mexican culture.
- It’s diverse…
Mexico offers thousands of miles of coastline, on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the country. You can live in a small, fishing-village environment… or on a remote section of pristine beach… or in a modern, upscale resort.
You’ve got a dozen dramatic mountain ranges, with tall peaks, green valleys, and pristine lakes.
This country is the king of colonial Spanish America. Originally “New Spain,” in colonial times, Mexico boasts more colonial cities and towns (and architecture) than any country in the Americas.
If you’ve dreamed of a Spanish Colonial home with a center courtyard, you’ll find more options in Mexico than anywhere on the planet.
- It’s affordable…
Today’s exchange rates have turned Mexico into an unbelievable bargain. In fact, you can live in some of Mexico’s premium locations—places like San Miguel de Allende—for about US$1,150 per month.
If you’d prefer few expats and a less polished setting, you can do even better. In the beautiful colonial city of Guanajuato for example, the cost of living comes in at just over US$700 per month at today’s exchange rates.
Mexico makes an overwhelming case for itself… but there’s a catch.
The first countries I explored for relocation in Latin American were Costa Rica and Ecuador, starting in 1998. In both cases, I was able to cover the entire country in a couple of weeks… at least the parts that expats would be interested in.
You can’t do that in Mexico.
Mexico is 7 times the size of Ecuador and 38 times larger than Costa Rica… it has almost 5,800 miles of coastline… 12 major mountain ranges with peaks as high as 18,500 feet… hundreds of authentic Spanish-colonial cities, with countless living options.
You can live in a well-established expat community… or in an authentic Mexican neighborhood… a small village… or totally off on your own. On the water, you can live in anything from a modern high-rise condo to a small single home on a remote stretch of beach.
Finding the perfect home in Mexico could take years of exploration—and thousands of miles of driving on your own—as you considered the endless options. I know people who have explored all of Mexico on their own, and you need a lot of time and money.
Because we recognize that it’s not possible to explore the country in person right now… and you might not want to invest that much time in your search for the ideal place for you to reinvent your life overseas… we’ve engineered our first Live and Invest in Mexico Online Conference.
This is a chance to get to know Mexico coast to coast and end to end. Over three adventure-filled days you’ll get to know the country’s regions… along with the professionals who work there and the expats who live there… all from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
You’ll get a comprehensive, in-depth view of Mexico that outsiders, tourists, and snowbirds simply don’t know about. We’ll bring the best of Mexico to you.
When you join us, you’ll discover everything you need to know about Mexico in order to decide if it’s right for you. And, if it is, you’ll have all the knowledge and contacts necessary to make it happen with confidence.
Find the security that comes with knowing exactly how you can live—comfortably—on a budget that starts between US$700 and US$1,150 per month.
Discover why Mexico tops for health care, with excellent facilities and English-speaking doctors, at unbelievably low prices.
Find out how you can save thousands—tens of thousands—by buying properties on the local market.
See examples of comfortable apartments you can rent for less than US$500 per month.
Get to know the real estate experts who have found Mexico’s best income-producing properties.
Discover the best beachfront deals in Mexico’s coastal real estate market… from modern beach resorts to little-known hideaways.
Be prepared and confident, with all of the practical matters at your fingertips. From residency to taxes, from banking to real estate, you’ll leave the conference ready to take action.
And, most importantly, you’ll benefit from the experience of those who have gone before you. At this conference you’ll hear from more seasoned expats than you’ll find at any other Mexico event.
Plus, if you want to see the cities and properties firsthand, you can join one of the optional (virtual) real estate tours and see the lay of the land for yourself.
We’ll share complete details of the program we’ve planned later this week.
Meantime, tomorrow, I’ll introduce you to my three favorite spots on this country’s beautiful Pacific coast…