Is your retiring income not enough? Living a dream life.

Last Update: November 15, 2017

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Hello 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.

Main square

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).

Michoacán coastline

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

Stay in touch and keep the good work within this great community going!

Yours truly, very truly:

Eugenio.


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CowboyJames Premium
Retiring in a couple years. This looks like a lovely place to land.
Really beautiful and great pictures.

Thanks so much for this post!
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eosegueraf Premium
Thank you for your comments cowboy. mi amigo.
Best regards to you.
Eugenio.
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Danjv500 Premium
Yes I'm retired and my benefits dona t quite make it till the end of the month. I've chosen to retire in Costa Rica. My wife is Tica and teaches high school English. So glad that I've found WA the whole organization is dedicated to helping you to succeed.
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Daniel:
Great decision. Costa Rica is a superb option to live. People are very friendly and peaceful, plus the lush landscapes.
Felicidades mi amigo.
Eugenio.
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Danjv500 Premium
Gracias don Eugenio.
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DNicholas Premium
Wow, I love your blog. It definitely sounds like I need to give this some serious thought. With retirement coming up soon, the cold weather here in the winter really takes its toll on the body. Thanks for the info. See you at the top.

Don
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eosegueraf Premium
It really deserves a serious thought Don. Thank you for your time to read the post.
With my best regards.
Eugenio.
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Spark3r Premium
Omg, what a beautiful area! I long for a lovely place when I decide to retire. I want some place warm and lovely to raise my children.
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eosegueraf Premium
Thank you for your nice comments Samantha. You are still a long way from retirement, but maybe you will keep that in mind? Maybe you would like to tour sometime.
Best wishes to your success.
Eugenio.
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frex6 Premium
Almost makes me want to go eosegueraf, but right now I'm going to keep on my journey here. Great post
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eosegueraf Premium
Thank you Fred for your kind comment.
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