Life in Mexico is extremely easy to enjoy, even if you don’t speak any Spanish and just want to enjoy life in one or of the resorts of Cancun or Puerto Vallarta. There are numerous all-inclusive hotels where you can speak English and stay for as long as you’d like, but if you want to experience more than just the typical tourist version of Mexico, you need to live in the country as a long-term expat.
One of the biggest myths about Mexico is that you have to have some sort of a visa to live here. The reality is that the Mexican government allows anyone from another country to stay for six months on the passport alone, so long as you have the income to provide for yourself. They don’t ask any questions, they simply let you in the front door and ask that you have a good time and spend your money wisely.
If you want to become more than just another tourist transfer into the expat lifestyle, you’ll need a visa of some kind so that you don’t have to worry about leaving the country every six months to get more time on your passport. As long as you have around $1000 per month of income coming in from pension or a freelance source, you can get a residency visa. You can also register a company in Mexico to get the same thing.
Probably the primary reason so many expats choose to live in Mexico is the simple fact that it costs almost nothing to live. You can have a middle-class existence of around $10,000 a year, which means if you are a pensioner only receiving around $1000 a month from your government it will easily cover your lifestyle anywhere you choose to live in Mexico, whether it is on the coast or in the mountains.
The way of life in Mexico is very relaxed and laid-back. Prostitution and drugs are legal and the police will never bother you. The people are very friendly, the food is amazing and you have a wide variety of landscapes to choose from depending on if you prefer the mountains or the beaches or the jungle and the valleys.
An early retirement through international investments is yours when you start living the nomad lifestyle in countries around the world where your money is worth four to five times more than it is in the United States.
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July 20 2012 08:18 pm | Vacations