Living His Best Life in La Paz, Mexico on $2,500 a Month

Brad moved to La Paz, Baja California Sur, after retiring in the U.S. in search of his next home.

brad walking on the malecon in La Paz, Baja California Sur
Brad walking on the malecon in La Paz, Baja California Sur

His original plan was to scout several cities across Mexico for his ideal location. But after being in La Paz for a few months, he decided this city was worth setting some roots in for a little while longer.

When asked about his experience with the locals, Brad said, “I’ve always found the Mexican people to be kind, generous and welcoming.”

Brad enjoys going to the weekly meetups around town- This is where he meets other expats

Brad also planned his move to Mexico after considering several other countries. But he chose Mexico because it checked off his 4cs, which are:

  • Climate
  • Culture
  • Cost
  • Care (healthcare)

Today, Brad enjoys making new friends in La Paz and staying busy with the weekly meetups and language exchange events in town. His $2,500 USD a month budget has afforded him the opportunity to not only live comfortably but also worry-free.

“The cost of living in La Paz is certainly less than in the United States. I came to Mexico with a $2500 USD/Month Budget, and I am still confident I can live really well on that.”

Brad certainly seems to be living his best life. An adventurer at heart, he has traveled to almost every state in Mexico and continues to look forward to more exploring. When asked if he plans to live in Mexico in the long term, his answer was a resounding “Yes!” “I really feel peaceful and happy here. I think the sunshine has something to do with that. Meeting new people, trying different foods—it has really had a positive effect on my life.”

Check out his full interview.

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Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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