Trump Wins, Don’t Move To Canada  —  Move To Mexico

Trump Wins, Don’t Move To Canada  —  Move To Mexico

401k, Bank Accounts, Health Care, Mexico, News
The election is over, TRUMP WINS,  So joking aside Americans say that they’ll would flee to Canada if Trump won the election. Well he did nothing against our northerly neighbor, but should we be looking to move instead to Mexico. Beyond the incredible beaches, mezcal and tacos, the country has a lot going for it. These are 7 reasons why I’d rather move to Mexico than Canada. 1. Jobs Mexico’s economy is more dynamic and is growing faster than most people think. The country’s unemployment rate is 4% — lower than that of Canada (6.8%) and the United States (4.8%). The middle class has grown dramatically in the past 15 years and is expected to add another 3.8 million households by 2030. In Mexico’s emerging tech hub, Guadalajara, you’ll find there is a pool of…
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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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