Airport, new luxury resort in Costa Alegre

Airport, new luxury resort in Costa Alegre

Inspection Visit, Mexico, News, Retirement, Yelapa
Airport, new luxury resort in Costa Alegre Tourism in the state of Jalisco should get a major boost with new infrastructure development in the Costa Alegre region. The Costa Alegre consists of a series of 43 virgin beaches, capes and bays distributed along the Pacific coast between the major tourist centers of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and Manzanillo, Colima. A project long in the making is the extension and modernization of federal highway 200, which runs from Puerto Vallarta to Barra de Navidad, which authorities say is soon to be finished after two years of work. Another major infrastructure project in the area is the Chalacatepec airport, which could be ready for its first airplane in just a year and a half. The runway has been ready for the last four years but the state government still must conclude expropriation agreements…
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PAH Holdings insider guide to retiring to Central America

PAH Holdings insider guide to retiring to Central America

Bank Accounts, Belize, Costa Rica, FAQ, Health Care, Inspection Visit, Mexico, News, Nicaragua, Panama, Retirement
  Where in Latin America to retire to and the cost of living in these countrys. All countried are now politically stable, economically healthy and welcoming to foreigners, particularly retirees. All have temperate climates, low living costs, spectacular natural beauty and attractive cities and towns. You’ll be surprised at some of the nations that make the 2016 World’s Top 10 Retirement Havens list from International Living. Panama Panama is No.1 on International Living’s list for 2016, and that should be no surprise to anyone who has been there lately. The people are charming, the healthcare is excellent and the living is cheap. Panama City has morphed into a modern metropolis with a diverse population, a high-rise downtown and a wide choice of gentrified neighborhoods. Boquete, in the highlands, appeals to…
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Cost of living – retirement in Nicaragua

Cost of living – retirement in Nicaragua

Bank Accounts, FAQ, Health Care, Inspection Visit, News, Nicaragua, Retirement
Today, Nicaragua is a premier destination for Americans, Canadians, and Europeans thinking about retiring overseas. Driven by an abundance of great real estate investmentopportunities, low property taxes, and a low cost of living with a high quality of life, Nicaragua is a hot destination for would-be expats looking to flee the financial crisis that still looms worldwide and threatens the ability of millions to retire. In fact, Nicaragua tied for first place (cheapest place to live) in International Living’s 2015 cost-of-living index. And for those just turning 50, with Nicaragua in mind, you can retire 10, perhaps 15 years earlier than you planned. There are other factors that have also played a role in defining Nicaragua’s arrival as a premier retirement destination: its unbelievable physical beauty, comprehensive retiree benefit program, and the many desirable…
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Cost of living – retirement in Belize

Cost of living – retirement in Belize

Belize, FAQ, Health Care, Inspection Visit, News, Retirement
Although Belize is not the cheapest country, the cost of living is much lower than in the United States. For example, a frugal couple living in modest housing can get along just fine on around $1,200 per month. Retirees who are willing to pay a bit more in return for greater comfort and convenience should expect regular costs above $1,700 for a couple, not including alcoholic beverages or substantial travel. The sections below break down some of the key costs for retirees in Belize to help you get a better idea of what it might cost you to achieve the level of comfort you desire. Initial Immigration Costs Belize maintains a special residency program for retirees known as the Qualified Retired Persons (QRP) Program. To qualify for this program and…
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Cost of living – retirement in Costa Rica

Cost of living – retirement in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, FAQ, Health Care, Inspection Visit, News
From cloud forests at nearly 5,000 feet to white sand beaches at sea level, Costa Rica offers some of the most incredible natural environments the world has to offer. It also delivers modern cities full of cultural attractions and entertainment venues, reliable infrastructure and access to high-quality health care. It's no wonder, then, that the country has become so popular among retirees looking for a high quality of life at a low cost. For most retirees, the cost of living in Costa Rica is much lower than it is in the United States. If you are a single, budget-conscious retiree, you can live very comfortably in Costa Rica for about $1,300 to $1,600 per month. A couple can cut per-person costs even further by sharing housing expenses. Emigration Costs There…
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Cost of living – retirement in Mexico

Cost of living – retirement in Mexico

FAQ, Health Care, Inspection Visit, Mexico, News, Retirement
More and more Americans are retiring abroad to enjoy better weather, new experiences and relaxed lifestyles, as well as access to affordable healthcare and a lower cost of living. Mexico is a popular destination because it offers all this – plus it’s close enough to home that travel back and forth to visit friends and family (and for them to visit you) is relatively easy and reasonably priced. A primary consideration when deciding on a retirement location is what it's going to cost. Here, we take a quick look at how much money you might need to retire comfortably in Mexico. How Much in Mexico: Lifestyle Matters No matter where you retire – at home or abroad – how you retire greatly affects the amount of money you’ll need. It’s…
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Cost of living – retirement in Panama

Cost of living – retirement in Panama

FAQ, Inspection Visit, News, Panama, Pre Construction
There seems to be an endless supply of retiring baby boomers willing to travel the globe in search of inexpensive sun and sand, and Panama is at the top of nearly all of their lists. While other countries welcome foreign retirees, no other nation comes close to Panama’s efforts to roll out the red carpet. The popularity of Panama among expat retirees is not a secret, and the cost of living, while much lower than in the United States, is rising. Generally speaking, you can live comfortably in Panama from $1,500 to $2,500 per month, but those enjoying more extravagant lifestyles can easily need much more. In addition to its climate and beauty, Panama is popular with retirees because they can easily establish bona fide foreign residence, and because its…
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Deciding which visa option is best for you when retiring to Mexico:

Deciding which visa option is best for you when retiring to Mexico:

FAQ, Health Care, Inspection Visit, Mexico, News, Retirement
This post will only address visa options for retirees from the U.S. or Canada who do not plan to work in Mexico. If your goal is to work here, whether in your own business or for someone else, there will be additional requirements. Retirees with Income from Outside of Mexico The majority of the expats that I know fall into this category. This group includes people living on income from investments, pensions, savings, and/or Social Security.   If you are thinking about retiring to Mexico, you will have to decide whether or not to apply for a resident visa or to simply live here under a tourist visa. I will go through each option and discuss the advantages, disadvantages and costs. Tourist Visa If you have ever been to Mexico on vacation,…
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Guide to Healthcare Services in Mexico

Guide to Healthcare Services in Mexico

Health Care, Mexico, News, Puerto Vallarta, Retirement
Health Emergencies in Mexico When you move to Mexico, you should acquaint yourself with the local medical and health facilities available in your local area. Find out where your nearest hospitals and clinics are, as well doctors, dentists and opticians and keep their telephone contact numbers at hand. You can find this information out from neighbors, friends, work colleagues or contact your local consulate who may be able to provide you with a list of local health facilities in the city or town where you live. Although Mexico has a number of universal emergency numbers, numbers for specific emergency services vary by state and locality, so inquire about the numbers for the local police, ambulance and fire station and keep these handy by the home and office phone (and save…
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Belize

Belize

Belize, FAQ, Inspection Visit
Belize is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life. Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid; lagoon-side Lamanai; and Altun Ha, just outside Belize City. Opening a bank account in Belize from home. Here’s everything you need to know to open an offshore bank account in Belize. Plant your financial flag abroad without leaving the comfort of your living room. Belize isn’t the … BANK ACCOUNTS / BELIZE / FAQ / NEWS Opening a bank account in Belize from home. Here’s everything you need to know to open an…
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