Is your retiring income not enough? Living a dream life.
Eleven courtyards streetHello you all at WA!
By reading biographies of a lot of affiliate friends I have learned that many people are retired and struggling to make ends meet because their checks just do not suffice enough. It is very sad to see that so many hard workers that put so much effort for so many years to do their best for their jobs, and finally to the company's owners financial benefits, are just not getting enough money to have a decent and comfortable much deserved lifestyle after retiring. I do not want to get into political economy issues nor into social injustice. My only intention here is trying to help by suggesting a possible solution for retired people in stressful economical situations so that you can have a rewarding, satisfying and meaningful lifestyle.
I live in a beautiful tourist oriented small city in western México called Pátzcuaro, in Michoacán State (population: 60k). Here in town I have many foreign friends from different countries (USA, Germany, Belgium, Canada, France, Spain, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Holland, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Haiti, to name a few) and they all love living here, a few of them for over 20 years. Many of them have even become Mexican citizens to benefit from social services from the Mexican Government like social health security and senior citizens discounts to name only two of them. Most of them took the decision to come live in México because the cost of life here is much cheaper than that of the USA or so called first world countries, or even "third" world countries.
To exemplify this I will tell you about a friend originally from California who gets $1,350 US Dlls a month, which as he says, would only be enough for him to live under the poverty line up in California, but down here he owns a property about half an acre with a wonderful view of the city and the lake (yes, we have one) and has an upper middle class lifestyle in México. No economic worries, just relaxing and travelling a few times a year within or outside of the country.
Aerostatic balloon fest 2016 (100's of paper balloons)
Aerostatic balloon fest 2017 (100's of paper balloons)
Aerostatic balloon fest 2017 Brazilian team (100's of paper balloons)
So, if you are a retired person or couple and your income is not enough for you to have a much deserved decent lifestyle in the first world. Why not think about moving to México? With $1,000 US Dlls a month you could enjoy of a comfortable much deserved living situation around here.
Pátzcuaro is located at a 4 hrs freeway drive from either Guadalajara or México City. The weather is nearly perfect: Altitude is around 2,250 m (7,377 ft), yes, up in the mountains. Low temperatures are -4° Celcius (24.8° Fahrenheit) in january and high temperatures are 30° Celcius (86° Fahrenheit) in may. Never too cold, never too hot. Rainfall is around 1,000 mm per year (39 in) not too rainy either. Locals are mellow, friendly and willing to help. It is a 3 hrs drive from the beach, being Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo the most famous, but there are also some pristine isolated beaches along 270 km of Michoacán State coastline (170 mi).
Playa Azul beach
I do not want to sound localist. There are many other places in México that are very suitable for foreigners to live like Ajijic with the biggest american population outside the US (10k+ retired americans living there), Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, San Miguel de Allende, Bernal, San Cristobal, and of course Acapulco and Cancún. But I think, without bragging, that Pátzcuaro has the best weather of them all plus the cheapest living costs.
Well my WA friends, if my suggestion sounds like a possibility for you to consider but you need more information, drop me a comment and I will be very glad to help.
My wife, sons and myself at lake Pátzcuaro
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Yours truly, very truly: