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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Top Ten Reasons to Retire in Mexico

By Marc Talon

1. Stretch your retirement income. Cost of living is quite low compared to most places in North America and a retiree can lead a very cost efficient lifestyle. The cost of hydro has risen considerably, but food, entertainment, property taxes and maintenance are very reasonable. The combination of low land and building costs make Mexico an affordable choice for retirement.

2. You’ll enjoy the fresh food choices. There is an immense variety of fish, meats, and fresh fruits and vegetables available at the local markets for reasonable prices.

3. Don’t worry about healthcare. Various types of insurance healthcare plans are widely available and there is a good selection of doctors, hospitals and medical specialists.

4. Enjoy the relaxed pace. Retirement is all about removing the stress from your life and taking time to relax. Mexico’s environment is far from fast paced, as a retiree you can be active, but still enjoy a low stress lifestyle.

5. Pick your climate. Decide what sort of climate you are most comfortable living in, depending on the area the weather ranges from year round spring-like weather to warm sea front locations and dry desert heat.

6. Mexico is big on sports. Most activities are available here, and whether you choose scuba diving or golfing, there is something for everyone.

7. Choose from a wide variety of locations. Whether you want city living, a secluded property surrounded by nature, or something in between, there are plenty of areas to choose from.

8. Select from a myriad of real estate opportunities There are properties available to suit every need including, apartments, resorts, condos and beach front homes.
If you intend on renting your property, some of the resorts have property managers who can assist with this process.

9. Commonly used items are widely available. In order to accommodate the many foreign retirees, most foods purchased in Canada, the United States and Europe are available at many Mexican supermarkets.

10. You can keep up to date with the news back home. Cable and satellite are widely used, allowing you to continue viewing all the major US networks and global channels.
Major U.S. magazines and papers are available in most towns, but some of the European newspapers are only available at the major airports.