When I moved to Mexico, one piece of emotional baggage I left behind in the U.S. was worry over the cost of healthcare. In Mexico, I have access to two affordable healthcare systems: public and private. In Mexico’s private healthcare system, costs—pretty much across the board—run 25% to 50% of U.S. costs for comparable services.
Mexico is not only the nearest destination abroad for U.S. and Canadian expats; it is also one of the most popular. More than a million expats are estimated to live in Mexico full- or part-time…the largest concentration of North American expats anywhere in the world.
More and more people who want to move to Mexico say that they can’t afford to stop working. Rather than give up their dream, how about this option: Start a business in Mexico. Mexico welcomes entrepreneurs who can create jobs and fill market niches.
Seductive and sensuous, an amalgam of cultures, Andalucía gets under your skin. Maybe that’s why so many of Spain’s signature sounds and images come from this vast, southern region of the country: castanets, gypsies, flamenco dancers, bull fighters, strumming guitars…
One great thing about Mexico is its incredible diversity. In the 10 years I’ve made Mexico my home, I’ve lived in two very different cities and traveled to many more, all across the country.
One of my favorite things about being an expat is all the opportunities I have to try new and different foods wherever I go. So on a recent visit to Mexico City I went to my favorite restaurant and tested my limits.
With winter here, I'm starting to daydream again about living in Valencia. It's one of my favorite cities in Spain... There's a lot to like about Valencia. First, there's the location and climate. It sits right on Spain's eastern Mediterranean shore.
Let’s face it: Building or renovating a home is hard work. It’s time-consuming, stressful…and if you know anyone who has finished a major construction project on time and under budget, I’d like to shake their hand.
This year, the Mexican peso has hit new lows against the U.S. dollar. The exchange rate reached 20 pesos to the dollar this past summer, and has danced around that number ever since.
The New Year means “Auld Lang Syne,” a new set of resolutions…and the publication of International Living’s latest Annual Global Retirement Index. And this year the top spot goes to Mexico, our North American neighbor to the south.