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Mexico Living Now is for people who are seeking a vacation style retirement, where you can live, play, work or just take it one day at a time. Retirement does not have to consist of idle days, financial woe and bad weather. Now, full or partial retirement is something you can look forward to with great enthusiasm and a sense of romance and adventure.


This informational site is designed with YOU, the retiring baby boomer, in mind. Our complete focus is to help you with experience-based information for seeking a fabulous, affordable and realistic alternative for retirement living.

ROUGHLY 4.5 MILLION BABY BOOMERS RETIRE EACH YEAR. There are 78 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. If you fall into that time-frame, you are part of the 26% of the population who turned age 65 in 2012. If you were not born during that time-frame, but you’ve been forced into early retirement, your wants, needs and concerns will be very much the same. As you near retirement, you will shift strategies, transitioning from the phase of capital accumulation into the phase of capital preservation. Living in Mexico will make this possible.

As we approach 2014, the future lives on and many people seek ideas to plan for a comfortable and affordable style of living.  Searching for the best places to retire on Social Security and retirement benefits is becoming an international preoccupation with people 62 and over. With the present state of the economy, health care reform and lack of employment, the phase of preserving capital to maintain a lifestyle duplicating or exceeding that during which you were accumulating capital is now of paramount importance.


Living in Mexico is an international reality that is growing in popularity. Many people are now thinking of living in Mexico as a permanent retirement option. Mexico is now becoming one of the fastest growing destinations for retirees seeking a secure and happy lifestyle. Many people from all over the world settle in Mexico, but more predominantly, people from the United States and Canada for the obvious reasons of health care, economy and ease of traveling north of the border.


First, let’s address the big elephant in the room , SAFETY IN MEXICO! It’s a valid concern when talking about the drug cartels, but not a concern for the average person. If you’re not living in the border towns, selling or buying drugs or mixed up in drug trafficking, then worry no more. Living a normal life in Mexico is definitely a dream come true. There are hundreds of thousands of people, including North Americans, who have made Mexico their place to live and work over the past 30 years. Most people who have permanently relocated to Mexico did so as a result of first vacationing in Mexico. If you’ve vacationed in Mexico then you, like many others, found the people particularly warm, welcoming, and friendly and discovered that Mexico offers a wonderful variety of climate, culture, art and vacation style living. These realities make Mexico one of the best places to retire now and in the future.


If you are of retirement age, one of your major concerns will undoubtedly be about receiving your Social Security benefits in Mexico. Have no fear. There is no problem with relocating and having a new address outside of the country. All that is needed is a notification of change of address while you maintain a direct deposit into your United States Bank. Any mail from the Social Security Office will be sent to you via air mail. Recommended bank for U.S. / Mexico banking is Citibank located in California. If you are from the United States, you can open a “friendship” account which is linked with Banamex USA and Banamex Mexico for quick access to your dollars at ATM’S everywhere throughout Mexico, conveniently converted into pesos upon withdrawal at the daily exchange rate offered by the bank.


If you are not retiring, but relocating with children, there are numerous bi-lingual schools all throughout Mexico. It’s a wonderful way to introduce your children to a new culture and have them learn a second language. Most public schools in Mexico require students to wear uniforms. Additionally, there are many renowned Universities in Mexico for our college bound family members.


Although there is poverty in Mexico, there is also a large percentage of Mexicans who hold graduate degrees and there are many very wealthy Mexicans. There is also a middle class, which is a level quickly disappearing in the United States and other countries internationally. The uneducated and poorer class of Mexicans live mainly in the very rural areas of the country.

While living in Mexico, you will experience an atmosphere reminiscent of post-WWII in North America, when the all family members lived together or next door to one another. The elders are always revered and cared for, with grandparents being an integral part of the lives of their grandchildren.

Mexican families still invest in family business. Family members work hard and put in long hours. The Mexican people are resourceful and enterprising, taking great pride in their work.

If you value a traditional lifestyle, and enjoy a vacation style living, you’ll love living, working or retiring in Mexico.